Balinda Poole, Ruth Carino return from Miss.
On Oct. 12, Balinda Poole and Ruth Carino left for a trip to Meridian, Miss., to visit with Balinda's sister-in-law Sue Griffith. This was a special trip to check on her sister-n- law.
Balinda said that it takes five hours to drive out there, but it was enjoyable just seeing the pretty leaves and foliage as they rode. The colors of the trees were all in their true colors of beauty.
They returned home on Oct. 15.
Community Thanksgiving dinner for the needy
The annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held from noon-2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day at the Ellaville City Center.
We will be serving homebound, elderly and anyone else that's in need of a meal on Thanksgiving Day!
You must register by Nov. 16 for a meal on Thanksgiving Day.
We will deliver to the homebound only. All others must come to the Ellaville City Center (Senior Center) to get their meal,
Contact Neil Snyder at 942-4968 or Carleen Beckwith at 937-2001. Please contact Neil Snyder if you would like to make a donation or volunteer your help.
Historic Society to hold Thanksgiving Bake Sale
On Saturday, Nov. 17, the Ellaville-Schley County Historical Society sponsors a Thanksgiving Bake Sale. We will be in front of the Piggly Wiggly at 10 a.m. In case of inclement weather we will be in the City Hall Conference room beside the City Office.
If anyone would like to volunteer to bake something real good and donate it to the Historical Society, we surely would appreciate your help.
This is the time to buy your cakes or other special baked goodies for Thanksgiving. Make plans to come and buy yourself a delicious cake or other goodies for Thanksgiving. Tell your family and friends.
You can freeze a cake or other things and take them out about a day or two before Thanksgiving Day.
You will be helping yourself as well as the Historical Society to preserve our history. For more information please call Nancy McMath Young at 937-2116.
Washington Lodge 350 to sell barbecue
Washington Masonic Lodge 359 of Ellaville is having a fund raiser on Saturday, Nov. 17 on the side street beside the Piggly Wiggly.
They are taking orders now for barbecued Boston butts just in time for Thanksgiving. You need to put your order in before Nov. 17 as that is pick-up day.
You may buy yourself a ticket from any lodge member. The tickets are $25 each.
For more information you may call Steve Bullock at 938-0885 or Al Stock 938-1051.
DDA to host Hometown Holiday Festival
The Ellaville Downtown Development Authority sponsors its first Holiday Festival at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 downtown.
There will be a Reindeer Run starting at 10 a.m. at the Schley County Courthouse for all children to enter the race.
The City of Ellaville will have its annual Christmas Parade starting at 6 p.m.
There will be booths and they are having a special event which is the "King of Coals" Barbecue Cook-Off. This event will start early morning and go until 6 p.m.
Anyone that may be interested in a booth can call Harriet Pilcher 928-6901, Beth Pearce 942-3982, Marnie Eason 229-331-3441 or Paula Williams 937-2001 or for the Cook-Off call Shawn Foltz at 938- 8271.
Applications can be picked up at Planters Hardware, Miller Home & Auto, Ellaville Floral & Gift Shop, Gill’s Drug Store, Central Automotive and Chad’s Paint Body.
For the Christmas Parade applications, drop by or call City Hall at 937-2207 for more information.
Hopewell’s Run/Walk to help families
A 5K run/walk to benefit local Schley County families in need this Christmas will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at Hopewell United Methodist Church in Schley County.
“Filling Stockings One Step at a Time” is the theme for the event which is a Hopewell outreach ministry to the Schley County community,” said Dina McCorkle, event organizer. “It will be a great way to kick off your holidays knowing that you will help bring a smile to someone’s face this Christmas.”
Adults and children are invited to participate, running or walking the route along Hopewell Church Road, proceeding at their own pace over all or part of the route. Supervision and participant support will be provided on the route.
“We invite everyone to come, have fun, laugh, get some exercise, and support Ellaville and Schley County families,” said McCorkle. “Fire pits and s’mores will be available after the walk.”
Registration forms are available at Gill’s Drug Store and Ellaville Floral and Gift Shop in Ellaville.
Hopewell is located about three miles west of Ellaville off Ga. Highway 26.
American Legion Auxiliary hosts Veterans Day lunch, program
On Sunday, Nov. 11 the Thomas Edwin Wall American Legion Auxiliary will honor all of Schley County's veterans and their families.
The deceased veterans will be recognized and their families will attend as well.
The Auxiliary will recognize the Charter members of the Legion Auxiliary Unit 191.
A Luncheon will be served to all guests at 1 p.m. with a special program immediately following the meal. Guest speaker will be Jennifer Fripp.
This is the day that everyone should salute their American Veterans as their heroes, and by all means say thank you to each veteran.
God bless you and God bless America.
Class of 1960 friends come together
On Saturday, Oct. 27, some class mates of the 1960 Americus High School got together at The Station in downtown Americus.
This class is always happy to get together and be with one another.
There were 22 classmates and spouses that attended this special event.
Getting together and reminiscing about old times and just being with each other means so much to all that attended.
Those from out of town were Barbara Bell of Cordele, Bonnie Eady Rycroft of Leesburg, Nancy McMath Young and husband Bobby of Ellaville, Todd Gibbs and his wife Cecilia of Smithville and Tommy Gunn of Decatur.
All others that attended were local residents of Americus and Sumter County that were in this class.
Balinda Poole, Ruth Carino return from Miss.
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