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Nancy M. Young: Nov. 21, 2015

Schley High student receives piano award
Ginny Calhoun, a student at Schley County High School, recently went to Agnes Scott College in Decatur where she was awarded a $400 grant from the Georgia Music Teachers Association.
She received this special award based on a written essay from her piano teacher Mark Laughlin, associate professor of Music at Georgia Southwestern State University.
The Georgia Music Teachers Association presented numerous  grants at its conference  at Agnes Scott.
Out of 40 applications Ginny Calhoun was one of those chosen to receive this special award.
Laughlin, Ginny and her mother Mary Richards attended this special presentation at Agnes Scott. After the awards were presented, the Music Teachers National Association  Competition winners performed in a recital featuring piano, violin, viola, bassoon and flute.
Not all students performed in the recital. Ginny and some other students who won this award did not perform in the recital because they were not in competition.
Congratulations Ginny and thank you Mark Laughlin for being such a great music teacher.

Ellaville Methodist choir sings at Perfect Care
The Ellaville United Methodist Church choir went to Perfect Care in Americus Nov. 5 and sang for the residents. Our choir gets so much out of going to entertain these special people. I don’t know who enjoys it the most, the residents or the choir.
Those who sang were Wayne and Nora Morrow, Jody and Donna Dillard, Judy McClellon, Barbara Usry, Judy Gattis, Jonathan Beckum, LeeAnn Morris, Olivia Mallichek, Sharon Wall, Ty Gill, Darlene Lewis and choir Director Mary Nan Pilcher.
Wayne Morrow played his harmonica and Jonathan Beckum sang and then he dismissed this special event with prayer.

Local historical society sponsors Thanksgiving Bake Sale today
The Ellaville-Schley County Historical Society holds its annual Thanksgiving Bake Sale starting at 10 a.m. today, until all baked goods are gone. This will be at the Piggly Wiggly in Ellaville inside the front door.
There will be all kinds of baked goods for sale. Remember, you can buy any kind of Thanksgiving desserts and you can freeze them until Thanksgiving Eve or later.
All proceeds go to help the historical society to preserve and history here.
Thank all of you who have supported us in the past and thanks to all of the women who have made such good desserts. You do not have to be a member  to donate to the sale.
Hope to see you all today at the Bake Sale.

City of Ellaville to present a new holiday event
The City of Ellaville presents the first Holiday Hoopla on The Square Dec. 1 for children of all ages.
Registration for the Reindeer Run/Walk is 5-5:30 p.m. Check inside the old courthouse. The Run/Walk begins at 5:45 p.m. T-shirts will be given to the pre-registered runners.
The Lighting of the Christmas Tree and Courthouse is at 6:30 p.m. From 6:30-7:30 p.m., the Georgia Southwestern Jazz Band will play in the park.
Come see and meet Frozen characters Olaf, Elsa and Anna, the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who. There will be snow machine, jumping castle, slides and much more.
Come eat and shop with our local businesses, Ellaville Floral Shop, Main Street Grill, The Pizza Place, Subway and Piggly Wiggly.
Put this on your calendars and plan to come out and join us all for the holiday fun!

Ellaville Christmas Parade is Dec. 10
The City of Ellaville is having its annual Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 with the theme “Candy Christmas.”
Tell everyone  you know about the parade and also mention  this to churches, clubs, schools, organizations, marching bands and units, floats, old cars, old tractors and horses.
If you or your school or organization want to enter, go to City Hall and pick up an application; it must be turned in my December 4 so the City can schedule the parade.
All rules and regulations are inside the application form.
I hope to see all of you there.