We’ve had some dates move around recently, due to all of the rain. Alread ACRDC’s ATV Poker Run is rescheduled for June 17. Registration will still be from noon to 1 at the Alread Fun Park. The length of the trail is about 40 miles, which will make for about a three-hour ride. Please keep in mind this is not a race and that all riders must be 18 or older, with ID. The cost to enter the poker run is $25 per vehicle and there will be a meal afterwards at the park. Prizes for best hand, 2nd best hand, and worst hand will be awarded, as well as several door prizes.

Aleigha Israel, who has grandparents who live in Alread, Loretta and Don Israel, will be having a book signing at the Van Buren County Library in Clinton on June 9 from 10 a.m. to noon. This young lady has written two inspirational Christian Fiction books, A Higher Ransom and A Dim Reflection, as well as volumes of poetry. She is currently working on book 3 in the series, as well as children’s books and a devotional.

Such wonderful news! Ashley Lewis and Dean Paullin of Alread will soon be tying the knot! Congratulations to this special couple; truly everyone in the community is happy for them. Their wedding will take place on June 10.

There will be another breakfast fundraiser for Alread’s fireworks show which is hosted by the Bruce family every year. Come to the Alread Cafeteria from 8 to 10 a.m. on June 17 for a great meal! Each plate is $10. You can also donate online, on Facebook, or send donations to Waymon Bruce.

The Alread EH Club’s exercise program, Get Fit, meets in the EH Club building every MWF from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Admission is free. A weekly quilting class meets every Thursday from 9 to about 1.

The Alread Fire Department has been getting new volunteers and I salute you all! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the chief, Elias Watson: 501-253-1869.

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