Nancy Young: March 23, 2019

Published 2:52 pm Saturday, March 23, 2019

Ellaville-Schley County Rec Authority (ESCRA) announces sign-up
This month has been very busy and exciting in Ellaville at the Ellaville-Schley County Recreation Authority. It is holding its annual spring baseball and softball sign-up. There are enough girls to sign up to bring softball back for them, in fact a record number — 250. The ESCRA has 24 teams representing six different counties: Schley, Macon, Sumter, Webster, Marion, and Taylor.
With the record number of teams and players, the ESCRA is experiencing growing pains, and needs more fields.
They are thankful for the parents, friends, and families that have stepped up to help in coaching, practicing, and helping where they are needed. Without these volunteers, the Ellaville-Schley County Recreation Authority would not be where it is today.
Jack Clark, director, ESCRA, personally thanks the Ellaville-Schley County Recreation Board, Schley County Board of Commissioners, the City of Ellaville, and the local businesses for their continued support for this vital program for local youth.
The local businesses have purchased new signs or renewed their signs displayed at the Recreation Department.
Clark also thanked his wife Leah, mother of their boys and mayor of Ellaville as she volunteers to help things run smoothly and efficiently.
Please come out and enjoy some baseball Saturday, March 23 with Opening Day. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. and the first game is at 10 at the complex. There is a $2 entry fee, Concession Stand, and good, old-fashioned baseball and softball.

Chamber again sponsors Springtime Ellaville
The Ellaville-Schley County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Springtime Ellaville Festival again this year.
This special event will be held on Saturday, May 4 in downtown Ellaville.
Deadline for applications is April 15.
Vendors can start setting up booths after 6 p.m. on Friday, May 3. Booths must be ready to start serving customers by 8 a.m. the following morning, May 4.
For more information call Joey Stephens 229-942-0025.
Plan to attend with all kinds of entertainment that day.

Ellaville women attend DAR meeting in Americus
On March 12, Vicki Justice and Nancy McMath Young attended the Council of Safety Chapter DAR meeting in Americus at Magnolia Manor in the Magnolia Room.
Vicki was welcomed into the DAR as a member.
Regent Leila Case called the meeting to order. The Pledges to the Flags and the DAR Ritual were recited. A business session was held.
Guest tables were covered with round, white linen table cloths with a lovely spring floral arrangement gracing the center of the table on a green mat and scarf representing St. Patrick’s Day. At the end of the meeting, the arrangements were given as door prizes.
A delicious meal was served.
Hostesses were JoAnne Pope, Gay Sheppard, and Nancy McMath Young.

Schley 4-Her’s learn how to make paint
The Schley County 4-Her’s have recently enjoyed learning how to make paint with Puffy Paints. This lesson was part of the monthly Art Project Club led by Anna Trussell, a Senior 4-Her.
Those participating with Anna Trussell were Tillary Tyler and Annie James.
If you are interested in participating in art with Anna Brenda Welch at the Schley County Extension Office at 229-937-1180.

Ellaville Methodist Ladies Circle meets
The Ellaville United Methodist Ladies Circle met March 4in the church social hall.
Sharon Wall called the meeting to order and Ann Gill opened with prayer.
Ann Gill gave the secretary’s report. Old and new business were discussed.
The group is hosting a bridal shower for Jenna Wiggins, bride-elect of Cody Ellis, at 3 p.m. March 24 in the church social hall.
After the business session, Judy Gattis gave the program “A Sign from God.”
Hostess was Nancy McMath Young. She served lemon cheese cake, potato chips and dip, nut bread, coffee and soft drinks. Another member also brought some special nut bread.
In addition to those previously mentioned, Nora Morrow was also in attendance.

Poetry group being formed in Ellaville
There is a special group of people calling themselves WRAP, which stands for writing, reading, appreciating poetry.
These special classes on poetry will be held at 11:30 a.m. the last Thursday of each month at the Schley County Library. Participants are encouraged to write poetry but it’s not required.
The group will study how to write poetry, and how their words and meanings connect in their poems.
The first class of WRAP will be held March 28.
If you would like to join this group, call the library at 937-2004 to sign up.

Historical society has membership drive
The Ellaville-Schley County Historical Society is having its annual membership drive. A historical membership party starts at 7 p.m. April 6 at the Thomas Edwin Wall Post 191 American Legion. There’s no cost. RSVP.
We are also asking everyone [not just members] to contribute history for the upcoming, updated history book. Please bring your family lineage as well to the party.
If you would like to join the historical society call me at 229-937-2116. Come to the party. You don’t have to live in Ellaville or Schley County to become a member. We have members from other states.

Ellaville Methodist Church sings at Perfect Care
On March 7, the Ellaville United Methodist Church Choir visited Perfect Care in Americus for their monthly singing for the residents. Those attending from the choir were Wayne and Nora Morrow, Olivia Mallachek, Darlene Lewis, Sharon Wall, Judy McClellon and Choir Director Mary Nan Pilcher.
Wayne Morrow played several songs on his harmonica.

Nancy McMath Young lives in Ellaville.