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Somerville hosting supper to benefit courthouse project

By Ronnie Thomas · 340-2438

SOMERVILLE — Need a warm-up for Thanksgiving Day dinner and a chance to support a worthy cause?

Try Somerville. With work under way on the restoration of the former courthouse, the Somerville Celebration Committee wants to keep funds coming in.

On Saturday evening from 5 to 7:30, the group will host the third annual Christmas bean supper in front of the building.

Mayor Ray Long said if the weather doesn’t cooperate, the event will move inside to the council chambers.

The menu will include several different kinds of beans, slaw, cornbread, hot chocolate and apple cider.

The committee will accept donations to cover the cost of the meal and to support the restoration project.

“We expect to have Christmas caroling by area churches,” he said.

The mayor said workers have about 80 percent of the foundation repair completed.

“They’ve cleaned the brick on the west side of the courthouse and sent off a couple of bricks to different companies in an effort to match it,” he said.

Garber Construction of Huntsville is the general contractor.

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