Nancy Young: 4-1-17

Published 10:52 am Monday, April 3, 2017

Springtime Ellaville Festival just around the corner

The Ellaville-Schley County Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Springtime Ellaville Festival starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 22.
There will be booths of all kinds featuring art, crafts, and food. There will also be a car show and all-day entertainment going into the night.
If your club, organization, church or individuals want to have a booth at the festival pick up an application at the Ellaville Floral Shop. Deadline is April 8, and spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Spaces are 12 feet x 12 feet and the cost is $40 for one space, $60 for two spaces and $75 for three spaces. Electricity is an extra $10. Bring your equipment needed for the 110-volt hookup.
Booths will be set up beginning at 5:30 p.m. April 21 and all booths must be set up and ready by 8 a.m. on festival day.
For more information call Brandy Conner at 229-425-2472 or Kay at 229-937-2701.
There will be a 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk with check-in/registration at 8:30 a.m. in the City Park. The run/walk starts at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $10. There will be t-shirts for all who pre-register and participate. Deadline for entering the race is April 7. Forms can be picked up at the Ellaville Floral Shop.
Check-in is at 10 a.m. in the City Park for the First Ever Bed Race, which starts at 11 a.m. The entrance fee is $50 per team of five people. Deadline to enter is April 14. Best Race Champion wins $250; second place, $150; third place place, $100 and the Best Decorated Bed wins $100. All forms and rules may be picked up at the Ellaville Floral Shop.
What’s a festival without a parade? The theme is “Find Your Adventure.”
A real special event begins at 1:45 p.m. with The Battle of the Bands. Bands play all afternoon competing against one another. Applications are available at Ellaville Floral Shop.
That night, Ellaville’s own entertainers perform. From 6-7 p.m. Andy Miller will play, followed by the Slaughter Creek Band until 10 p.m.
Come one and all to a special day and night of Springtime Ellaville. Hope to see you all there.

Schley County Board of Commissioners changes meeting time

During the March meeting of the Schley County Board Commissioners, they voted to change the time of the meetings to 7:30 a.m. on second Tuesdays of each month.
During the meeting, Bill Starr introduced the new Schley County Extension agent, Matt Murdoch who will serve Schley and Marion counties.
Welcome Matt to the community.

Ellaville Baptist Children Mission class has special speaker

Last Wednesday night the Ellaville Baptist Children Action and Mission Friends Class had a special visitor, guest speaker Haley Phillips, a young missionary. She spoke to the group about her interesting travel adventures to Indonesia and India.
Haley said she will never forget when she shared the love of Jesus Christ with the people of these countries who had never heard of it before.
Haley was raised in Ellaville. Thank you, Haley for all you have done for others.

Ellaville to get new residential housing

The City of Ellaville Zoning Board approved a rezoning request which was then presented to and approved by the Ellaville City Council at the March meeting.
The applicant, Rusty Taylor, owns 60-plus acres of land on Callaway Drive and he requested changing the zoning from single family to a multi-family so he can build housing for senior citizens which will include maintenance-free yards and a gated entrance.