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September 6, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Friday, Sept. 6, 2013

Early weather, traffic and community news

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

Traffic:

Patch crews will be working on 7th St. SE, Golf Course Road and St. Joseph Dr.; and Decatur Ave. NW is closed from Northwood Dr. to Woodvale for tree removal.

Weather:

Today: Sunny, with a high near 88. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 63. Calm wind.

Best bets for today and beyond:

Rummage sale: New Freedom Baptist Church will hold a rummage sale at 504 2nd Ave. NW, Cullman 35055 (old Exxon Service Station) at 8 a.m. Sept. 6-7. Donations accepted. All proceeds to go to church’s building fund.

Cullman to host wingfest event: Cullman City Parks and Recreation will host the first ever Cluck-n-Brew wingfest event, 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Depot Park, sponsored by Cullman Savings Bank. The event will feature a wing cookoff between local businesses, organizations and individuals, and will also have live music, food, drinks, beer, a game day zone tent with live SEC football games, and a kidzone. The kidzone will have games, inflatables and a video-game truck, as well as vendors.

Admission is $5 at the gate and tickets will be sold for wings, food and beer.

The wing cookoff will end with the title “best wings in town” and a $500 prize. Wings will be sold for 50 cents each and proceeds will benefit local businesses as well as the Community Playground Project.

For more information, contact the McGukin Civic Center in Cullman at 256-734-9157.

Luau/silent auction fundraiser: Garden City Church of God’s Women of Faith will host a luau and silent auction from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. Church is located at 132 Short St. SW, Garden City 35070. Cost is $5/adults; $3 for ages 12 and younger.

Admission fee includes 3 silent auction tickets; additional tickets are 25 cents each. Large selection of auction items. All proceeds to go to church’s food bank.

For more information, contact Diane West at 256-739-3791 or Rhonda Davis at 256-962-2208.

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