- Cullman, Alabama

October 31, 2012

The Times' Morning Update for Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012

Early weather, traffic and community news

Staff Reports
The Cullman Times

CULLMAN — Good morning, readers, this is what's happening in your county today:


Cullman City Street Department will be at Rosemont Ave. and Ann Street for curbing. No expected traffic delays.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 34. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Best bets:

The following is a list of area fall celebration events:

Bethsadia Baptist Church, 1365 County Road 421, Cullman 35057, will hold a harvest carnival from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31, in the Grandview community, with a crazy maze, moon jump, apple bobbin’, face painting, hayrides and more. Free. Info: Deb Laslie at 256-736-2622.

Daystar Church, 200 Daystar Drive, Cullman 35057, will hold a family fall festival from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31, at the church. Inflatables, carnival rides, games, music and more. Free admission; concessions available. Proceeds to benefit Children’s Ministry.

East Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1441 Highway 278 E, Cullman 35055, trunk-o’-treat, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

Faith Baptist Church, 25 County Road 1302, Cullman 35058, will host a trunk-o’-treats event from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Free of charge. Also, hotdogs, soft drinks, face painting and candy. For more information, contact the church office at 256-734-7307.

First Baptist Church of Fairview, 1022 Welcome Road in Fairview, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. Candy, hot dogs, drinks, games hayride, moon bounce and more.

Flint Creek Baptist Church, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31, trunk-o’-treats, 3048 County road 1354, Vinemont 35179.

New Hope No. 2 Baptist Church, 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31, fall festival at 2290 County Road 1682, Holly Pond 35083. No scary costumes; sample men’s chili from cookoff; games, prizes and candy. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Refuge Church will hold a trunk-o’-treats at 1115 U.S. HWY 278 E, Cullman 6- 8 p.m. Oct 31. Free hotdogs, popcorn and drinks. Games, prizes and candy. Info: Trent Moore 256-506-1006.

Welcome Baptist Church, 3017 County Road 1564, Baileyton 35019, will have a fall celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. For toddlers to children aged 12. Games, candy and prizes available. Also, concesssions available and fellowship for the adults.

Blair Congregational Methodist Church, 5131 County Road 1082, Vinemont 35179, fall festival, 5 p.m. Nov. 3, with hayride, games, food. Info: Church office at 256-736-3076.

Just a reminder:

Christmas Boxes for Vets! Cullman's VFW Post 2214 is sponsoring this program for members of our Cullman National Guard Unit deployed in Afghanistan. Post members have the postal boxes and will wrap and mail them in time to get them to the troops for Christmas. Anyone interested in supporting this effort may send a check for $35 per box to VFW Post 2214 (Christmas Box), 112 Veterans Drive, Cullman, AL 35055. Individual items may be donated for the boxes by dropping off at the Post (best day is Thursday). All checks and items need to be turned in by Nov. 10 (Saturday) to enable the volunteers to purchase and package these items by mailing time.

Items needed are portable meat snacks (Slim Jims, beef jerkey, pepperoni), instant drink items (Mio, Gatorade, hot chocolate), hand sanitizer, snacks (cheese/cracker packs, pretzel/cheese combinations, sardines, popcorn, candy, cookies, Nature Valley cereal bars, dried fruit snacks), instant noodles, sardines, Suddenly Salad pasta mix, cream of wheat, eyedrops, bandaides, gamebooks (crossword puzzles, word searches, Sudoku), Gillette Mach 3 razors, AA and AAA batteries, deodorant, nasal spray, Q-tips, dental floss, toothpaste, toothbrushes, first aid kit, Clorox wipes, Advil.

One-hundred years! The Town of Holly Pond is celebrating their centennial with a 5K run/fun walk Saturday, Nov. 3. For more information or to register, visit

Working Women’s Market Expo: This exposition will allow women in Cullman and the surrounding areas to rent a space to sell their product and expand their network, while allowing other women in the community to shop and take advantage of the opportunities to work. This event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 3, at the Rotunda in the Warehouse District of Cullman.

To rent a space contact Michelle Stacks at 256-590-6675 or Suzette McMinn at 256-595-2710.

All proceeds from the space rentals will benefit Cullman’s Victim Services for women and women with children, a United Way Agency.

Cullman’s Working Women’s Market Expo is sponsored by My Home Living Assistance; and co-sponsored by Grumpy’s Italian Grill, Cullman Regional Medical Center, Hale-Griggs Nationwide Insurance and Werner Trading Company.

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