Thomasville Times Enterprise

February 4, 2014

Feb. 5

Jeff Lovett

— Prime Time Reading Program

The Roddenbery Memorial Library will be starting a new program to encourage family reading during February and March.

Prime Time Family Reading Time will give local families with children ages six and up an opportunity to discuss children's stories about topics such as dreams, determination and destiny.  The program will be held on Mondays at 6 p.m. through March 10.

 Call the Roddenbery Memorial Library at 377-3632 and sign up today.


contest planned

The Grady County History Scrapbook Competition is being conducted by the Historical Society for high school and middle school students who live in Grady County.

The scrapbooks must contain information about life in Grady County including its history, farming evolution, church and school impact and other aspects of life in the community.

The scrapbooks must be presented the the Grady County Historical Society Museum by March 20 for judging and the winners will be announced at the Historical Society's meeting on April 8.

A $100 cash prize will be presented to the high school winner and a $50 cash prize for the middle school winner with cash awards also given to the second place winners.

For more information about the competition, call 377-5142.

Taste of of the Town fundraiser

The Grady General Support League will have their second annual Taste of the Town fundraiser on Saturday, March 8 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Grady Cultural Center in Cairo.

The fundraiser is to purchase a state of the art microscope for use in the lab at Grady General Hospital.

The Taste of the Town will showcase the unique culinary options in and around Grady County with traditional restaurant vendors, as well as some of the best at-home chefs.

For more information, contact any member of the Grady General Support League.

Pine Forest Baptist plans sing

Jackie Hill and the Blue Shades of Grass will be featured in a sing at the Pine Forest Baptist Church on Sunday at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy some great bluegrass gospel music.

Essay contest  this month

The Jackie Robinson Memorial Institute will be holding its 13th annual Jackie Robinson Essay Contest during February.  This year, all sixth graders are eligible to enter a 300-word or less typed essay on the topic, "How has the life of Jackie Robinson made a difference in your life?"

The essays should include the writer's name and address, school attended and the names of their parents or guardians.

Essays should be mailed to P.O. Box 541 in Cairo by Feb. 28. The first-place winner will receive $100 and the second- and third-place winners will receive Jackie Robinson memorabilia.

For more information, call 377-9465.

Career Expo

planned Feb. 20

The Department of Labor and Southwest Georgia Technical College will be sponsoring the 2014 Cairo/Thomasville Career Expo on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 9 a.m.-noon in the Sewell Building D at SWGTC.

A variety of employers and vendors will be on site and people seeking career opportunities are encouraged to come dressed for success and bring copies of their resumes.

For more information, contact Jeanine Long at 227-2668.

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