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Nancy M. Young: Nov. 12, 2016

Schley County 4-H has Pumpkin  Decorating Contest

On Oct. 27, during the downtown Trick or Treat sponsored by merchants, the Schley County 4-H (4th- and 5th-graders) had a
special opportunity to participate in the first 4-H Pumpkin Decorating Contest. This was held on the square, downtown.
Brenda Welch and others were pleased to have had five entries, and each one placed first in their category.
The winners were: Sarah Hathaway in 4-H Theme; Kendall Phillips, Most Unusual; Kristin Nathasingh, Favorite Sports Team; Colton Brown, Most Original; and Allison Ammons, Funniest.
They appreciate the judges, Mitzi Parker and Shirley Montgomery, for their help. They were all real impressive with the artwork and creativity that the students put into their pumpkins.
If you would like to be a part of the Schley County 4-H Club, come by the Schley County Extension Office in the courthouse, downtown. Brenda Welch is secretary and 4-H program assistant. Call her for information at 937-1180.

Historical Society to host Thanksgiving Bake Sale

The Ellaville-Schley County Historical Society hosts its annual Thanksgiving Bake Sale starting at 10 a.m. Nov. 19 at the Ellaville Piggly Wiggly. The sale continues until all the baked goods are gone. This will be just inside the front door.
Come and buy yourself some Thanksgiving desserts. Take them home and freeze them until Tuesday or Wednesday of the next week and they will be so moist and good.
The women of the Historical Society are doing the baking. All proceeds will be used to help us preserve our history here. You don’t have to be a member to donate baked goods for the sale or to make a purchase. For information call Nancy McMath Young at 937-2116.

Justices  attend wedding in Jacksonville
On  Oct. 27, Wilbur and Vicki Justice traveled to Jacksonville, Florida, to attend the wedding of a cousin’s daughter.
The bride, Melissa Justice, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Justice of Jacksonville. She has been attending college and working in Colorado for the last six years. While there she met and fell in love with Broderick (Brodie) Cornett. They returned to Jacksonville and were married at The Mansion in Hillard, Florida. The couple is making their home in Billings, Montana.

Braswell family holds reunion

This past weekend, the descendants of George and Martha Janie Braswell held their annual family reunion in Andersonville.
The person that traveled the longest distance was Iris Menendez of Colorado, and the closet came from across the street, the Steve Hillard family.
The luncheon was held at the Andersonville Hall.
The family traveled out to the original site of St. James Pennington Episcopal Church where their reunions were once held and their ascendants are buried.
On Sunday a church service was held at the “Little Log Church “ in Andersonville. The service was led by the Rev. Terry Braswell Jr.
Approximately 38 family members attended this special event. Vicki Justice was in charge of the reunion,

A special thank you
Friends, thank each and every one that has helped me throughout the years to feed the people on Thanksgiving Day. I enjoyed doing this for the community in need. You have donated food and time to help me out in so many ways, and we have been successful.
I will no longer be in charge if this event. Savannah Belcher is in charge now for the Thanksgiving Dinner. It will still be on Thanksgiving Day at the Ellaville City Center. For information call Savannah at 875-2745.
Thank you all. —  Neil Snyder