Nancy M. Young: August 11, 2018

Published 12:40 pm Saturday, August 11, 2018

Rec department holds sign-up for fall sports
The Ellaville-Schley County Recreation Department is now holding sign-up children for fall sports.
Sign-up is from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 14 at The Play Zone, 139 Dixon Drive in Ellaville.
The cost for the first child in the family is $65 and all other children in the family are $45 each.
The sports are football, 5- to 6-year-old Flag Football, 7- to 8-year-old tackle, 9-10-year-old Tackle, ages 11-12 Tackle; cheerleading for ages 5-6 and 6-12; Soccer, ages are 3- to 4-year-old, 7 years and under,10 and under and 13 years of age.
For information call Jack Clark at 22-942-6786.

Schley Family Connection helps Second Food Harvest
Schley County Family Connection is helping with The Church International, Second Food Harvest, the city of Ellaville and the Schley County board of commissioners to move the USDA and GNAP food distribution program to the Ellaville-Schley County Recreation Complex.
Currently approximately 200 low-income families receive USDA food, and 100 children under the age of 18 receive free food through GNAP each month.
The program was moved to the recreation complex to ease traffic flow. The city of Ellaville is helping to locate a possible shelter in case of inclement weather.

Ellaville Methodist Choir sings at Perfect Care
On Aug. 2, the Ellaville United Methodist Church Choir went to
Perfect Care in Americus for their monthly visit to entertain residents with music.
Those that attended to were the Rev. Jonathan and LeeAnne Beckum, Wayne and Nora Morrow, Olivia Mallichek, Sharon Wall, Judy McClellon, Darlene Lewis and Choir Director Mary Nan Pilcher.
The pastor sang several songs and Wayne Morrow played his harmonica.

Tommy DeVane family takes train trip
On July 4, Tommy, Susan, Kevin, Anne Marie and T.J. DeVane left Savannah where they had spent the night anticipating traveling on Amtrak’s Palmetto to Wilmington, Delaware.
They enjoyed the coach car and were mostly by themselves until they got to the Carolinas.
The first train traveled about 75 miles per hour. Amtrak trains are pulled by diesel engines until they reach Washington, D.C. Then the engines are exchanged for an electric engine which travels over 100 miles per hour. They arrived in Wilmington Station at 11:05 p.m.
The trip was especially for Susan’s Aunt Louise and Uncle Albert Short’s 73rd Wedding Anniversary. The Shorts were married July 14, 1945, at the Ellaville Methodist Church Parsonage.
The DeVanes visited the Shorts along with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
One place they visited was the Herr’s Potato Chip Factory in Nottingham, Pa. It takes only six minutes from the time a truckload of potatoes are dumped into the building for hot, crispy potato chips to come out of the oven, which they all sampled.
They spent a day in Strasburg, Pa., visiting the National Toy Train Museum, and the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.
Another day they took a ferry from Delaware City to Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island. This was the site of a prison where Confederate prisoners were held during the Civil War.
It was equivalent to the Andersonville Prison site that we all are familiar with.
The day that they covered the most territory was the one they spent in Philadelphia where they visited the National Constitution Center Building, the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall which is considered the birth place of the United States of America, a free Quakers Meeting House, Benjamin Franklin’s
Grave, and the United States Mint.
A visit to New Castle, Delaware, the oldest city and also the place where William Penn first stepped onto American soil on Oct. 27, 1682. was another highlight.
Kevin, Anne Marie and T.J. returned home on July 13, and Tommy and Susan s stayed another week, returning home on July 20.

Historical society readies for big auction
The Ellaville-Schley County Historical Society is getting ready for its big annual auction, its yearly fundraiser on Sept. 15 at the Thomas Edwin Wall Post 191American Legion. This year’s event starts with a Car Showat 4 p.m. in front of the Legion Hall.
Lonesome Road Bluegrass Christian Band will entertain from 5-7 p.m.
Quilt Raffle tickets are $1 each; 50/50 Raffle tickets are also $1. Tickets for the gun raffle, in which a Rugar K-10 22 Long Rifle Stainless Steel Semi- Automatic will be given away, are
$5 each or five tickets for $20.
A barbecue supper begins at 5 p.m. There will also be cakes for sale. The auction begins at 7 p.m.
If any person or business wants to make a donation to the auction, it is tax deductible.
The auctioneer announces the donor’s name when it comes up for auction.
The Quilt will be placed in thr Gill’s Drug Store window. You can purchase Raffle Tickets there, and at Ellaville Floral Shop and the Pizza Place. The Gun Raffles are at The Pizza Place only
The historical society is selling historical coffee mugs which can be purchased at the Ellaville Floral Shop.
For more information call me at 937-2116.