By Donald Jay Howton

77th Birthday Party a Fun and Exciting Celebration with Dear Friends


Recently, former Bessemer resident John Sellers celebrated his 77th birthday. It was a memorable occasion with dear, special friends.

The party was held at Overture Tributary across from the Summit. John’s charming wife Deb hosted the delightful celebration.

Seen in the crowd were Harriet and Jim Williams, Laura Estes, Linda and Dennis Joseph, Ann and Mark Davis, Mary Jane and Ray Faircloth, Mary and Pat Morrissey, Melinda and Jack DiBenedetto, Paula and Jim Green, Cele and Allen Montgomery, Bill Lewis and Mary Ellen and Bill Capps.

Seen milling about were Tom Bird and Veronica Stewart, Miriam Reed and Marvin Hughes, Ann Tucker and John Cover, Karen and Jim Anspaugh, Judy Dolan and John Greene, Linda Ray and John Mahony and Georgette and Bob Schriefer.

Again, “Happy Birthday” my friend.


Peter Frampton Concert

Get your tickets for the Peter Frampton concert. This exciting concert will be Monday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the BJCC Concert Hall in Birmingham.

The Peter Frampton Never Say Never Tour is quickly selling out.


Bach’s Brandenburg 6

The Avon Theatre on 7th Avenue, South will be the site of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Bach’s Brandenburg 6 & Holiday Brass performance. The intimate performance will be held on Thursday, November 30 at 6:30 p.m.

The warm, rich sounds of the lower strings are featured alongside the beautiful holiday music scored for the brass ensemble.

Featured ASO soloists are Christopher Lowry and Zak Enikeev on viola and Warren Samples on cello.

For ticket information, please call 205-975-2787.


Literacy Council

Saturn in downtown Birmingham was setting for the 2nd annual Books, Bands and Brews. The fundraiser benefited the literacy Council of Central Alabama.

The event was presented by the Literacy Council’s Junior Board.

Seen in the crowd were Jani and Sam Price, Joy Carter, Jeri and Bob Kyle, Jeff Rogers, Missy Burchart, Jeff Danneman, Morgan Mitchell, Katherine Hart, Katie Hamlin, Bailey Real and Meredith Hutcheson.

The mission of the Literacy Council is to improve the lives of adults and their families through literacy education by teaching people to read, write and speak English.