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DUCK & RUN 5K and FUN RUN - September 20, 2014

Alpacas at Earth Day

Rev up your running shoes!  It's time for the 2014 Duck and Run 5K and Fun Run!

KALB's 5K has a long-standing history in Athens as a well-run, certified 5K with a great course.  Serious runners as well as first-time runners have told us they love this race!

A mid-pack cash award will be presented and every 5K participant will be entered into a cash drawing. 

If you are looking for an established race in a city that offers southern charm, unique restaurants, and historical treasures, this is the race for you!


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Wacky Quacky Ducky Derby - October 4, 2014

 Feather Your Nest with the
McClary Ford $1,000 Grand Prize!

There are hundreds of rubber ducks just waiting to be adopted for this race, and lots of valuable prizes to be given away, including the McClary Ford $1,000 Grand Prize and new $300 Quack Pack drawing sponsored by American Leakless Company!


The Wacky Quacky Ducky Derby is a fun duck race which takes place at Big Spring Memorial Park in Athens.  Proceeds support the work of Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful.

A $5 donation will adopt a duck that will be entered into the race in your name. 

A $25 donation will adopt a Papa Murphy's Quack Pack that includes:

  • 6 ducks intered into the race (1 free)
  • A coupon for 50% off your entire order from Papa Murphy's in Athens
  • AND your name will be placed in a drawing for $300 cash sponsored by American Leakless Company!

How to Adopt Ducks   

You don't even have to leave home!  Just adopt any number of ducks online and we'll take care of the rest.     

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Community Garden Phase II   

  Community Garden

This is where it will gets exciting as the team looks forward to watching the gardens grow.   

Matthew Brannan has joined our team as he works toward completing his Eagle Scout project.  Doug Doerr completed his Eagle Scout project during Phase I by designing and building three raised garden beds. 

Matthew Brannan (pictured) has researched fruit-bearing trees and shrubs, vegetable plants, soil, and fertilizers as part of Phase II.  He and his volunteers prepared the beds and planted a variety of vegetables, including squash, peppers, beans, cucumbers, and tomatoes.  Ten blueberry bushes and a fig tree have also been planted.

Trellises were built for the future planting of raspberry bushes.

The Spirit of Athens organization is organizing volunteers to care for the gardens over the summer months.  Interested individuals and groups may contact SOA at 256-232-9040.

There is more work to be done!  As the summer progresses, you will see additional work taking place at the market.

Tasks that need to be completed include painting the garden shed and adding gutters so rain can be collected in rain barrels. Culverts have been inverted and will be turned into into flower pots to enhance the property. 

Phase II is the home stretch where the fruits of everyone's labor will be given to the Limestone County Churches Involved (LCCI) Food Bank.  We are all anxious to make that first delivery!

Volunteers will be needed to help care for the gardens during growing seasons.  If you are interested in learning more about volunteering with this team, please let us know!  You can call 256-233-8728 or email KALBCares@gmail.com.

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    Adopting a Spot Can Bring Rewards!




    Litter is a definite problem in Athens and Limestone County.  The Adopt-A-Spot program was created to involve community organizations and individuals in solving the problem.

    Adopt a spot in the City of Athens, and your non-profit or civic organization can benefit!  

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  • Electronics Recycling

    Electronics Accepted Daily!

    It is no longer necessary to wait for a special Electronics Recycling Collection day to properly dispose of your old electronics.  They can be brought to the Athens-Limestone Recycling Center Monday through Friday during business hours.   

    Any items that uses batteries or electricity is recyclable at our center.  There is no need to add these items to our landfills!

    More good news!  CRT monitors are now accepted free of charge!  An $8 disposal fee will remain for televisions sets, however all other electronics are accepted free of charge!


  • Aluminum Can Bash

    Recycle CFL's at Lowe's and Tubes at Batteries Plus+


    Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFL's) can now be recycled at the Lowe's in Athens.  

    Lowe's has given us a way to keep these bulbs, which contain a small amount of mercury, out of our landfills.

    Flurorescent Tubes and be taken to Battries Plus+.  There may be a nominal charge if you are not purchasing replacement tubes.

    Please take advantage of this, and be sure to tell the staff at Lowe's and Batteries Plus+  "Thank you for caring about our environment!"