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Nancy M. Young: Nov. 24, 2018

Ellaville Christmas Parade is Dec. 13
The City of Ellaville has its annual Christmas Parade, a special event for the community, on Dec. 13, with the theme, “Believe in The Magic.”
The Parade begins at 6 p.m., and if you’re registered to be in the Parade, be lined up by 5:30 p.m. at the Ellaville Police Department.
For those that want to enter the Parade, visit City Hall now and pick up an application. They must be turned in by Nov. 30.
Enter bands, floats, walking units, clubs, teams, churches, cars and horses. Santa Claus will of course be part of this Christmas tradition.
For more information call City Hall at 937-2207.

Veterans of local American Legion Post honored
The Thomas Edwin Wall Post 191 American Legion Auxiliary hosted a big dinner and ceremony for all local members and veterans on Nov. 16 at the Legion.
Post Commander Randy Powell opened the special event by welcoming everyone.
Legion Auxiliary Unit 191 President Judy McClellan spoke a few words.
The Blessing was asked and dinner was served the Auxiliary members consisting of barbecue, baked beans, Cole slaw, potato chips, bread, cakes and pies and beverages.
All the guest tables were covered with red, white and blue table cloths with floral center pieces.
All guests received a program of the event which included playing of the Star Spangled Banner, Pledge to the American Flag, Draping of POW Flag, Missing Man Table Ceremony, recognition of the Legion and Auxiliary Charter members, a Memorial Service for Legionnaires who died during 2018, the sounding of Taps, playing of an armed forces medley, a door prize drawing, singing of God Bless America, and the Benediction by Lentz Williams, Auxiliary chaplain.
The Missing Man Table Ceremony was especially touching.
Three Auxiliary members presented the program: Judy McClellan, Sharon Wall, and Judy Gattis. Sharon Wall placed a photo of her father at the place of the chair representing those missing in action.
The Auxiliary honored veterans who had died since the last Veterans Day dinner on Nov. 5, 2017, and presented each family with a white carnation.
There were 70 that attended this special event.

McCorkles return from family trip
On Oct. 24, Dwight and Mary Ellen McCorkle flew to Baltimore, Maryland, to visit with their daughter Melissa Snyder and her husband Nick Snyder and their two daughters, Harper and Nellie at their home in Silver Springs, Maryland.
The McCorkles enjoyed being with the grandchildren on Halloween week. They also enjoyed lots of seasonal activities including a neighborhood Fall Festival and trick or treating.
They returned home on Nov. 1.

Stephanie Holloway entertains friends
Stephanie Holloway recently entertained girlfriends who attended Schley County High School from 1968-1972, serving “Brunch for the Bunch.”
The forever friends enjoyed a delicious meal and told stories of high school days, sharing many laughs.
Those attending were Vicki Harris Justice, Cathy Mott Colter, Kathy Mayhew Davis, France Phillips Heath, Judy Shewmake Gattis, Delita Royal West Willis, Kay Royal, Myra Peale Obom, Vonya Moody Turry, Linda Shirah Whizsant, Diane DeVane Albrittan, Judy Eason McClellan, Pam Greene Register, Evelyn Jones Taylor, Debbie Miller Messer, Jean McLendon Harrison, and hostess Stephanie Snider Holloway.

Holloways take special trip
In Octoberm Mickey and Stephanie Holloway toured portions of Eastern Canada and Northeast of the United States.
Starting in Quebec City, Canada, they boarded the cruise ship Norwegian Gem. They spent 12 days cruising and visited 10 cities.
Their trip concluded in New York City where they spent five days seeing the sights and tasting some of the food offerings of the Big Apple.
They visited Quebec City and Saguenay, Quebec; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Sydney and Halifax, Nova Scotia; St. John, New Brunswick; Bar Harbor and Portland, Maine; Boston, Massachusetts; and New York, New York.

Schley County 4-H selling gifts, snacks
Are you looking for a great gift idea for the holidays? Look no further; the Schley County 4-H Club has gifts and snacks available now.
Brenda Welch said come by the Schley County Extension Office to pick up the Honey Roasted or the Skinless Roasted Peanuts for $5 per can.
For more information call her at 937-1180.