>Some Bessemer News

>Blessing of the Pets

On Sunday, October 5, there will be a blessing of pets at DeBardeleben Park. It is on the corner of 3rd Ave. No between 16th & 17th St. in Bessemer, Alabama. Rev. Kim Pilkington will be blessing the animals hosted by First Christian Church of Bessemer. It will start at 9:45 AM.

Jacque Meyer, director of the Greater Birmingham Humane Society will be cooperating and giving a short speech before the event.

Please bring dogs on leashes, and cats in carriers, and birds and snakes and gerbils and such in cages.

Voter Registration

Alabama Barack Team Bessemer has been busy, especially during the month of September. here is a summary of voter registration activities.

Month of July 105
Month of August 359
Month of September 1,148
Total new registered voters 1,612

That is just in Bessemer and nearby. Efforts are ongoing. The deadline for submitting Voter Registration applications is Friday, October 24.

Not sure if you are registered? Visit Voteforchange to see if you are registered to vote or to request voter registration or absentee ballot applications. It does not matter where you live.

Important phone numbers: Bessemer Barack Office: 425-5700. Gwen Alexander is the chair and her number is 428-8272. Birmingham’s Barack Office new phone number is 458-0505. The Board of Registrars number is 325-5550. The Circuit Clerks’ numbers for Absentee Ballot applications are: BHAM 325-5360, Bessemer Cutoff 481-4165, and Shelby County 669-3760.

Here are voter registration activities for which volunteers are needed.

Friday, October 3, Piggly Wiggly (West End) 1697 Tuscaloosa Ave SW, Birmingham, 9:00am-5:00pm

Friday and Saturday, October 3 & 4, Food Giant, 700 19th St N, Bessemer, 9:00am-6:00pm

Tuesday, October 7 Jess Lanier High School Homecoming Week, Jess Lanier High School lunchroom, 100 High School Dr, Bessemer, 10:00am-2:00 pm (Wear purple T-shirt)

Friday, October 10, Jess Lanier HS Homecoming Game, Snitz Snyder Stadium, Bessemer, 4:00pm-8:00pm Lanier will be playing Northridge. We will be there early to catch people attending the parade.

Friday, October 10, McAdory High School Football Game, 4800 McAdory School Road, McCalla, AL, 6:00pm-8:00pm (Wear Black or Gold) McAdory will be playing Wenonah.

Friday & Saturday, October 10 & 11, Obama Walk the Walk Campaign, YOUR neighborhood or join us as we go door to door in Bessemer neighborhoods, 9:00am-2:30pm. We will be leaving HQ at 10:00 am and returning at 3:00pm. Please wear an item to notify the person at the door that you are representing Senator Obama’s campaign as a volunteer.

Saturday, October 11, Bessemer Tigers and AG Gaston Little League Football Games, 2 separate locations, Snitz Snyder Stadium and Roosevelt Park on Hwy 150, 8:00am-2:30pm. Please return to HQ at 3:00pm.

Contact me or one of the numbers above for more information.

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