By Myrtice Scabarozi © Dec. 16, 2014

     LEVY COUNTY -- The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday (Dec. 11) at the Levy County Quilt Museum -- 11050 N.W. 10th Ave. (near Levyville, kind of on the way to Judson from U.S. Alt. 27). Thursday was Thanksgiving.

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     Most of our snowbird friends are now home for the winter, Phyllis from Maine, Cheri and Debi from New York, Linda from Alaska and Marilyn from Wisconsin. We look forward to Linda’s canned salmon each year, she and her husband catch and then can their salmon.
     We’ve had a lot of visitors in this week, some to shop and some to visit. We really enjoy visiting with everyone. We also had donations of fabric and an antique quilt frame which we’ve hung on Gregory’s antlers. Gregory is an elk’s head that was done in 1972. The taxidermists did a great job as Gregory is in great condition to be 42 years old.
     Saturday we will be doing the drawing for the Schoolhouse Sampler. The quilt was one of our fundraisers for the year. We receive no funds from the government and are operated by volunteers. Looking back over the two years since Winelle Horne (the founder of the museum) passed away, we’ve come a long way.
     In the beginning we didn’t even know where the light switches were and now we know we can keep the museum open and growing. Thanks to everyone who has helped whether with monetary donations, donations of fabric or other items and just as important, lots of suggestions and compliments on the way we look today. It really makes us feel great when someone opens the door and says “Wow!” That pretty much makes our day.
     So come on out and join us. The rocking chairs are waiting and there are rockers inside as well as on the porch. Hope you have a safe and merry Christmas.
Gregory is wearing the antique quilt frame that was donated this week

 Ailien is learning to do quilt art. I love this pattern.

Linda came in with new table toppers. The pie looks good enough to eat.

Chiefland Christmas Festival
offers fun, food and Santa Claus

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By Jeff M. Hardison © Dec. 13, 2014
     CHIEFLAND – A daylong bunch of fun carried into the evening in Chiefland as the Chamber of Commerce again hosted a Christmas Festival and Christmas Parade on Saturday (Dec. 13).
     This year, though, the Chamber switched from tradition. The event was on the second Saturday rather than on the first.
     Chamber volunteers brought it all together under the direction of Chiefland Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kate Figueroa.


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Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library President Ann Brown, Mary Harper, Shelly Mills, Grace Andersen, Sue Kress, John Kress, Renee Williams, Gary Williams and Librarian Sue Ann Burkhardt pause for a moment during the huge book sale on Saturday (Dec. 13)

     Chamber volunteers were plentiful in Trailhead Park Saturday morning.
     The Chamber also had volunteers helping with a 5K run in the morning, the parade in the evening and to assure everything went well during the visits with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.

Cheyanne Walker (center), a freshman at Chiefland High School, accepts a free hot chocolate from Levy County 4-H – which was represented by Shawn Royce (left, in Santa hat) of Whispering Winds Charter School. $-H of Levy County served lots of free hot chocolate on Saturday.

     There were a number of non-profit organizations with many different worthwhile causes. Sandwiched among them were booths full of arts, crafts, woodwork and enough food vendors to assure that every person who fancies food and drink would have a good time.
     The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library, which is the Levy County Public Library in Chiefland, were selling books. They were not in Trailhead Park, but were next to the big white octagon building next to the Chiefland Fire Station.
     Those volunteers set up tables, subdivided the books into categories and placed the books on the tables. They did a lot of manual labor to offer the public a chance to help the local library.
     Friends President Ann Brown and Secretary-Treasurer Grace Andersen were among the volunteers. Librarian Sue Ann Burkhardt, who always volunteers to help the Friends, was also there. Burkhardt is among the county’s librarians who help people find books, audio-books, DVDs, VHSs and to guide them toward the computer terminals or help the people connect with the Internet on their own devices while at the library.
     The depth and breadth of foods was relatively extensive.
     The South Chiefland Development Corp. was serving great food again this year to help its efforts to improve the southern part of Chiefland.
     Haven Hospice was another institution with people manning the booth to answer any questions from people.
     Alice St. John and Junie Burr were among the many volunteers from First United Methodist Church at the Chamber’s event. St. John handed out candy canes with the Legend of the Candy Cane on it.
     That poems goes like this:
Look at the Candy Cane
 What do you see?
 Stripes that are red
 Like the blood shed for me
 White is for my Savior
 Who’s sinless and pure!
“J” is for Jesus My Lord, that’s for sure!
 Turn it around
 And a staff you will see
 Jesus my shepherd
 Was born for Me!
     She also gave out announcements about upcoming church events, which are also listed on the Community Calendar.
     The Tri-County Cruisers had plenty of vehicles in competition during its show at the festival this year, too.
     The big parade from the high school down to the park was as excellent as ever too. And Santa Claus came at the end of the parade to visit with children in the park Saturday evening.
This 1948 F-1 Ford Car, which is owned by Tom Bray, was among the vehicles in competition during the Tri-County Cruisers contest at the Chiefland Christmas Festival.

This 1936 Desoto Airstream Chevrolet was among the vehicles in competition during the Tri-County Cruisers contest at the Chiefland Christmas Festival.

This 1983 Ford Mustang convertible, owned by Karl Donmoyer, is noted to be ‘Officially Pimped.’ Like many of the vehicles in the show and contest Saturday, this vehicle had a lot of time spent on it to bring it to its point on that day. Donmoyer said the lights are more impressive during the night.


A picture showing this 1947 Ford pickup truck (which is a PICTURE OF A PICTURE that was with the vehicle) provides a chance for people to see the difference that was made by owners Don and Pat Beebe.

This 1936 Ford owned by Scott L. Henry of Ocala is a very rare vehicle.


MON.   DEC. 16   2:47 p.m.
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