The 60-year reunion celebration will be held at noon on Wednesday at Pizza Grocery.
“We invite all our former members back to join us as well as anyone who would be interested in becoming a member of Civitans,” said board member and past president Tina Bugg.
In addition to fun and fellowship with past and prospective members, the celebration will also feature the presentation of the 2016 Hometown Hero.
This year’s award goes to life-long Civitan member and senior vice-president of Long Wholesale, Tommy Stine.
Given at least once per year, past recipients of the award have included local humanitarians such as Jimmy Deaton, Elmer Strachan and John Rhodes.
“We hope that everyone will join us as we turn 60 and consider becoming members,” said Bugg. “Being a Civitan member is a great way to stay community minded, enjoy opportunities for fellowship and lend a helping hand to others all year long.”
What a blessing it is to give rather than to receive, especially with the little ones because their joy overflows. It warms the heart for sure.”
Meeting at noon on the first through fourth Wednesday of each month at Taylor’s Escape, the group begins each meeting with prayer and observance of the Pledge of Allegiance.
Their projects include but are not limited to the sale of Claxton fruitcakes, the Annual Civitans Steak Sale, sponsorship of ball teams, contributions to the local men’s home, placement of flags on holidays, contributions to the Civitan International Research Center in Birmingham, Ala., and work at the Crossroads Arena for various events.