Around the Wiregrass June 2019


SpectraCare Health Systems Inc. will host an open house and ribbon cutting from 10:30 a.m. to noon for the newly renovated Houston County Day Treatment. Houston County Day Treatment is located at 134 Prevatt Road in Dothan. At this time, the community will have the opportunity to tour the new treatment center and ask questions about services. Everyone is invited.

The Dale County Republican Party will meet at 6 p.m. at Hoppergrass Restaurant in downtown Ozark. Speakers will be Sidonna Brown, executive director of Sav- A-Life of Dale County; Johnna Roberts, who will discuss the history and current status of Republican Women of Coffee County and the Alabama Federation of Republican Women; and all three legislators to provide a legislative recap of the recent session.


The Dothan Kiwanis Club will meet at the Dothan Country Club from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. A vascular surgeon from Southeast Health will speak.

The Dothan Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will host their monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Old Mill Restaurant, located on Murphy Mill Road at U.S. 231 North in Dothan. Nancy Pitman, an elder law attorney, will discuss the preparation of wills, powers of attorney, and medical directives. Call Dr. Angela Allgood, Chapter 1609 president, at 334-803-0405 for more information.


Faith in Recovery community event will be held at 6 p.m. at The Place Downtown, located at 497 St. Johns Road in Bonifay, Florida, with live music by local band Sake of One. The event’s guest speaker will be Kevin Warren, author and executive director of One Voice IMPACCT. Faith in Recovery is a partnership between law enforcement, faith-based groups, local businesses and the Florida Department of Children and Families in an effort to provide recovery education and resources for those trying to overcome addiction. For more information, call 850-251-7350 or email Missy Lee at


The 102nd Annual Averett-Byrd Family Reunion will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Main St., in Enterprise. The reunion will begin at 11:30 a.m. with lunch and followed by a program. Descendants of the Ernest Linwood Averett-Mary Ann Curenton and the Sidney Johnston Byrd-Lovie Elizabeth Waters Byrd families are invited to attend.

An Out of School Bash will be held from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hero’s Memorial Park gazebo in Newton. Hosted by Newton First Assembly, the event will include Bible stories, face painting, water slides, bounce houses and food. There will also be prizes given away. Be sure to wear water clothes and bring a towel. For more information, call 334-299-3896.

The Haleburg Reunion: 200th Birthday of Jonathan Hales will be held in conjunction with the bicentennials of Henry County and Alabama. The event will be held at 2 p.m. in the Haleburg Senior Citizen Center, located at 10347 George H. Grimsley Highway in Haleburg, near Columbia. From noon until 2 p.m., the local historic churches will host open houses, and the youth of Haleburg Baptist Church will have hot dogs, chips and cold drinks available. Organizers are looking for descendants of Jonathan and Rebecca Autry Hales, but all those who have called Haleburg home are invited. Attendees are asked to bring any pictures or memorabilia to share with others. Visit for more information.

Honey extraction will be held at 9 a.m. in Landmark Park’s Interpretive Center Auditorium. Watch as honey from local hives is extracted. Honey will be on sale while supplies last. Free with paid gate admission. Presented by the Wiregrass Beekeepers and Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Landmark Park is located on U.S. 431 about 3 miles north of Dothan’s Ross Clark Circle. Call 334-794-3452 or visit for more information.

JUNE 22-23

The first annual “Trade Days at Lakepoint” will be held each day from 8 a.m.-5p.m. in the picnic area of Lakepoint State Park in Eufaula. Vendors are invited to apply for space rental and present their talents and trades to the public for purchasing. The fee for renting a 12x12 space is $30 per day which includes the park entrance fee. Call Sherry Muzyka, activities director for Lakepoint State Park, at (706) 681-8074 or email at: for more information. Applications will not be accepted after May 31.


SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training will be held at 6 p.m. at the Houston County Farm Center, 1701 E. Cottonwood Road, Dothan. Attendees will learn thunderstorm basics, storm structure, how to identify severe weather features, what to report, how to report, and severe weather safety. Training is free. For more information, email or SKYWARN is a volunteer program that uses trained weather spotters to provide hazardous weather reports to National Weather Service offices. To register, visit

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