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March 27, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Early weather and community news

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

Weather:

Today will be sunny, with a high near 52, a bit warmer than of late. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the morning.

Tonight, it’ll be mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Calm wind.

Of note:

Bates Masonic scholarship available to senior students: Cullman County seniors in both city and county schools may now apply for the $1,000 Bates Masonic Scholarship through your schools’ counselors.

At the Cullman County Museum:

• April guided walking tours will be offered free of charge each Saturday in April, through the historic downtown area. Each tour begins at 10 a.m. and lasts about an hour.

• Family searches: Cullman County Museum is offering to the public, free access to Ancestry.com, available Monday, Wednesday and Friday, by appointment only. Contact Julie Burks at 256-739-1258 for reservations. Bring your USB device/jump Drive, paper and pencil to save your findings.

• Cullman StrawberryFest 2013 will be May 9-11 at the Festhalle Market Platz and the museum at 211 2nd Ave NE, Cullman for live music, arts and crafts show, car show, antique tractor display, concessions and local produce. Musical entertainment to include Three On A String, MP4theband, The Hit Men, Roy Crawford and the Cullman County Bluegrass, Mean Mary, Street Level, Round 2, and more. Free admission.

For more information on any of these activities, contact Julie Burks at 256-739-1258.

Relay For Life team signup: The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Cullman County gives everyone in the community a chance to help the organization save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Register your team today by visiting relayforlife.org/cullmanal or by calling 800-227-2345.

Former and current cancer patients, those who have lost a loved one to cancer, families, businesses, faith based and civic organizations, and anyone wanting to make a difference in the fight against cancer are invited to take part in this exciting team event. Relay For Life takes place from 7 p.m. on May 3 until 7 a.m. May 4 at Cullman County Fairgrounds.

Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay. Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools and faith-based groups all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.

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