December 24, 2009 Issue


Officers thank supporters

Dear Editor:

On behalf of the Georgia State Patrol, Post 19, Swainsboro, I wanted to thank everyone who donated toys or money to the Toys for Tots drive. Also a big thanks to the Swainsboro Wal-Mart for allowing our troopers to collect toys at their location. As a lot of you know with today’s economic problems there are many families who are having a hard time this holiday season and may not be able to provide toys for their children. With the kindness and generosity of our community, there will be many children who will have a wonderful Christmas. Post 19 collected over 1,000 toys and it was the Georgia State Patrol’s goal to collect 2,000 toys statewide. From the amount collected by Post 19 Swainsboro, we can truly see the support from the community, and we appreciate every bit of it. We wish all of you a happy and safe holiday season!


SFC Sammy Young



Boyen thanks those who attended Winterfest

Dear Editor:

It was cold and rainy, but the 5th Annual Glascock County WinterFest and Christmas Parade were held as planned on December 12th. The past five years of this festival and parade would not have been possible without the help of many people that I would like to take this opportunity to recognize.

To the Glascock County Commission, thank you for giving us such a lovely setting to hold the festival year after year and for supporting us in any way that we ask.

To Tracy Hutcheson, thank you for decorating the Peebles house and the Courthouse. Both locations are always lovely and I am sure everyone in the county enjoys the Christmas decorations.

To the Glascock County Road Crew, thanks guys for making sure the lot around the Peebles house is ready for the festival and moving the picnic tables for us to use.

To the City of Gibson, thank you for helping to set the scene with Christmas lights and announcing the festival.

To the Sheriff’s Office, thank you for always watching out for the safety of the Christmas parade and festival. We greatly appreciate your assistance!

To the Rolling Hills Garden Club, what can we say? The town square is always lovely. Thank you for your dedication and providing such a lovely scene for all of us to enjoy year after year.

To the various entertainment groups that have shared their talents with us over the past five years, thank you for putting us in the Christmas spirit.

To the WinterFest Committee and volunteers – THANK YOU! You have shown up year after year and given of your time and effort freely. Your love and dedication to this county is clearly shown through your efforts. WinterFest would not be possible without your dedication.

To Connie Kitchens-Jackson, thank you for taking on the responsibility of organizing the Christmas Parade. The WinterFest Committee would not be able to pull the day off without your help! The parades over the past two years have been wonderful and we look forward to bigger parades in the years to come.

Since the rain moved in as the parade was starting, we were unable to announce the winners of the float contest. Please contact the GCIDA at 706-598-3637 to make arrangements to receive your ribbons.

1st place – Fellowship Baptist Church

2nd place (tie) – Gibson Rehabilitation Center, Glascock Action Partners

3rd place (tie) – Recreation Cheerleaders, Girl Scouts

Again, thanks to everyone for making the past five years a success and we look forward to many more. If anyone is interested in volunteering for the 2010 WinterFest, please contact the GCIDA (706-598-3637 or gcida@glascockcountyga.com) and let us know. We are always looking for new recruits!


Lori Boyen, Chairman
Glascock County
Industrial Development Authority

Gordy salutes the late Alice Cox

Dear Editor:

I would like to add a second to a letter to the editor in your last week’s edition saluting the late Alice Cox.

I wish to recall one thing Alice did to bring chuckles to some of her friends. She used to clip some of her favorite comic strips each day and set out to deliver them to friends, clipping them to the door screens with clothes pins.

We are poorer in Louisville without her and Heaven’s gain.


Bob Gordy


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