Nancy M. Young: Aug. 20, 2016

Published 10:00 pm Saturday, August 27, 2016

Addie Cook dances with Rockettes in NYC
A dream has come true for Addie Cook, daughter of Charlie and Karen Cook of Americus, and granddaughter of Burnette and Carol Streetman of  Ellaville. Addie is a senior at Southland Academy and is currently enrolled at the Pritchett-Pippin School of Dance in Albany.
Addie has always dreamed of dancing with the Rocketts since about the fourth grade when she first show them on the television.
The Rockettes’ summer intensive program includes a week-long stay with the Radio City Rockettes and choreography classes from their famous productions such as “The Christmas Spectacular,” followed by performing on stage in front of an audience at the end of the week.
The day is typically six hours of classes consisting of tap, jazz, and kick line.
The audition Addie attended was held Jan. 23 in Atlanta at the Studio Dionne. There were many other auditions in large cities all over the U.S.
The Radio City Rockettes danced a few combinations which we then performed in smaller groups to be judged. After they finished, the Rockettes wished them all the best and they all returned home to wait.
Addie said it was a long four months that passed until she finally received an email of acceptance on May 2, for an Aug. 7-12 experience with the Rockettes in New York.
On Aug. 6, Addie, her mother and grandmother flew to New York City. The following day Addie went for orientation at 9:30 a.m. before she began her training.
Her days began at 9:30 a.m. and ended around 5 to 6:30 p.m. each day. On Friday the show case was held at the J.H. Skirball Center in front of a live audience.
Addie said that she could not have been more excited for this opportunity to go to New York City to dance with the Rockettes.

Granddaughters visit the Pilchers
Mary Nan Pilcher and her daughter Sharon Miller traveled to Amelia Island, Fla., on July 31,2016  to see her daughter Cynthia, and granddaughters Kayla and Sarah Sanseverine. They stayed Sunday and Monday nights.
Mary Nan and Sharon brought the girls back home with them to Ellaville for a week’s vacation.
On Wednesday Mary Nan took Kayla, Sarah and great-granddaughter Anna Rae to Callaway Gardens for the day where they had a picnic, swam and enjoyed the Butterfly House.
On Friday, Mary Nan took the girls to run in the 5K race at the Marion County High School. Both Kayla and Sarah won first place in their age category.
On Sunday, Mary Nan and daughter Carla Murray traveled to Ocala, Fla., to meet the girls’ Cynthia and Mike so the girls could return home and get ready for school.
Mary Nan said that they had a really good time, but she just didn’t have enough time with the girls. She said they would catch up on the next visit. She and Sammy love to have these girls come to visit.

Ellaville Methodist Church choir sings at Perfect Care
On Aug. 4, the Ellaville United Methodist Church choir went to Americus to sing for the residents at Perfect Care. This is a special, monthly activity for the choir which they’ve enjoyed for a long now.
Those that attended to sing were the Rev. Jonathan and Lee Ann Beckum, Wayne and Nora Morrow, Sharon Wall, Darlene Lewis, Sarah Sanseverine, Judy McClellon, and Mary Nan Pilcher. Jonathan Beckum played his guitar and sang. Wayne Morrow Sr. played his harmonica and sang.
Jonathan opened and closed with prayer.

Ellaville-Schley County Historical Society meets
The Ellaville-Schley County Historical Society held a special membership meeting on Aug. 11 at the Ellaville City Center. The meeting was called to order by the president and opened with prayer by Larry Dillard.
There was a lot of discussion about special projects coming up and all members have the opportunity to serve on any of the committees. Special projects include updating the history book, cemetery registrations, and the most important — the annual auction that will be on Sept. 17.
We will serve a barbecue dinner before the auction begins and are in need of volunteers to help get up items up for this special event. Each member and every business is asked to make a donation. You do not have to be a member to donate. All gifts are tax-deductible.
All proceeds go to help us preserve our local history. This is the largest fundraiser that we have yearly. We need men and women to help set up the night before.
We will be having our drawing for the quilt that we raffle off every year. These lovely quilts are made by one of our members, Lettie Royal. We will be selling tickets soon, so if you want a ticket, see any member, or go to Ellaville Floral Shop, Gill’s Drugs, The Pizza Place or contact me. The quilt will be displayed in the Gill’s Drug Store window.
If you wish to donate an item to auction, please drop it off at the Florist or Drug Store a week before or call and bring it me.
For more information call me Nancy McMath Young at 229-937-2116.

Phoebe Sumter Medical Center hosts first health class in Ellaville
Phoebe Sumter Medical Center hosted its first health class from 6-7 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Ellaville City Center.
Phoebe Sumter is looking for ways to help everyone healthy.
Ashley Patterson, registered dietician for Phoebe Sumter, provided information on how to maintain good health. Subjects for the classes include adult wellness, exercise for beginners and special pediatric weight management.
All classes are free and are open to the public. Children are welcome. More classes will be coming to Ellaville fro-7 p.m. Oct. 4 and Nov. 29 at the Ellaville City Center.
To sign up or for more information, email or call 229-931-1226 .