By Danielle Pelkey

The North Jefferson News

The North Jefferson Womens Center is holding a yard sale today at the Mt. Olive Community Center. For more information, call Mary Stokes at 631-8809 or Regina Jackson at 631-6689.

• Happy birthday to Aunt LaShawn today. She is a great aunt to me, and I love her.

Congratulations to the new members of the Gardendale Beautification Commission. The members are: Mary Ellen Baker, Gladys Bevill, Ken and Linda Bevis, Bill and Linda Brock, Stella Brown, Hazel Butts, John and Ann Cloud, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Gardner, Michael and Jeanine Griesbach, Dr. and Mrs. Truett Guffin, Murlene Heilman, Jean Holmes, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hopper, Bobby and Shirley Hackney, Marylan Livingston, Annette McKee, Bill and Loretta Morton, Louie Pearson, Diane Pinyan, Jerry and Fay Smith, Rick and Rosemary Smith, Snow Rogers Elementary School representative Jack and Maureen Spraks, M.E. and Margie Thomas, Walt and Sandy Thomas and Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Vogel. The commission will hold their next meeting on Monday at the Gardendale Civic Center. For more information, call 631-9804.

• Happy birthday greetings go out to Jonathon Wolford today. I hope you get more than you ask for.

• Mt. Olive Elementary School will be having a fall festival on Oct. 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. For tickets or more information, contact Lesa Harding at 631-3366.

• Sept. 30 will be a free zoo day at the Birmingham Zoo, sponsored by Regions Bank. Admission is free from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• John with J.R. Automotive wanted to make sure that all of our readers knew that the shop is still open, despite the recent fire damage caused by a storm. J.R. Automotive is located by the Gardendale Post Office and John can be reached at 631-8282.

• A judgement house presentation at the First Baptist Church of Mt. Olive will take place on Oct. 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27 and 28. Presentations will begin at 6:30 p.m. For reservations, please call 631-4557 or visit Recommended donation is $3.

• Friends and family of Ezra and Minnie Jones are invited to the Jones reunion at Kimberly Community Center on Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. Please bring a covered dish.

• Moncrief Cemetery’s annual meeting will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Gardendale Civic Center. For more information you may call 631-3748.

n If you enjoy golfing, don’t miss this opportunity to golf while supporting your local high school. The Gardendale High School PTSA sponsors an annual Homecoming Golf Tournament each year to raise funds for the high school. This year’s tournament will be held at Castle Pines Golf Course on Friday, Oct. 5, with a shot-gun start at 8 a.m. For more information call Susan Rice at 281-8348.

• The Moncrief Burial Society will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. at the Gardendale Civic Center.

Danielle Pelkey is The North Jefferson News correspondent for the Gardendale and Mt. Olive communities. She can be reached at 631-8716 or

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