Thomasville Times Enterprise

Cairo newsbeat

July 1, 2013


GospelFest set in August

The Pink Ladies of the Faith Temple Church, 231 Legion Blvd S.W., Cairo, will be sponsoring a GospelFest at 5 p.m., Aug. 3. Funds raised from the event will benefit the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on Oct. 5. Special guests include Chosen for Columbus; Calandra Williams from Smith Station, Ala., Uplifting Voices of Bainbridge, Narvareaz Colson of Thomasville, DOJM Praise Team of Thomasville and many more.  Everyone is invited to attend this wonderful event.  For more information, call 377-9318.


Budget hearing

The Whigham City Council will be holding a public hearing on the proposed budget for the fiscal 2013/2014 year at the council chambers on West Broad Avenue in Whigham at 7 p.m., July 9. Copies of the proposed budget are available for view at city hall.


.Square dancing

As part of the Summer Reading Program, the Roddenbery Memorial Library will be offering Square Dancing Lessons in the library auditorium on Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m. The classes are taught by an experienced square dance instructor and is free. To see a calendar of summer events, visit


Support group

Local residents considering homeschooling or who are veterans of homeschooling are invited to join a new support group being formed in Grady County.  Those interested in joining and beginning classes for grades pre-K through 12th grade are encouraged to call 229-378-2209 or to send an email to


Weightroom open

All Cairo High School football players are reminded to report to the weight room for summer workouts. Juniors and seniors need to report Tuesday-Thursday  from 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Freshmen and sophomores graders report at 9:30 a.m.


Meals program

The second session of the Seamless Summer meals program will begin at the Southside Elementary School's cafeteria Monday. The program provides a free breakfast and/or lunch to anyone 18 years or younger. Breakfast is served from 7:30 .m.-8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The program is sponsored by the Grady County School Nutrition Program and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For more information about the Seamless Summer Program, call 377-2513.


Lunch Break Stretch

The Roddenbery Memorial Library will offering a special program on Wednesday throughout the summer called the "Lunch Break Stretch" from noon-1 p.m.  Everyone is invited to bring their lunch and learn the park bench stretch, take a walk and return to work energized.  The group will meet on Wednesdays in the auditorium.


Volunteers needed

The South Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross is in need of local volunteers.  If you would be interested in working in the local office or helping with local disasters like single family house fires, please call Wanda Purdy at 924-2026 or go to and click the volunteer tab.


Musicians sought

The Rose City Band, a southwest Georgia community symphonic band, is accepting members who are over the age of 16 and have had at least two years of band experience.  The band accepts members from all over South Georgia with rehearsals on Saturday mornings in the band room at MacIntrye Middle School in Thomasville from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information about the Rose City Band, call Thomas Wagner at 226-4663.


Cap sale

The First Steps Program at Grady General Hospital is having a fundraiser to help purchase safety seats for the families of newborns that have financial hardships. Funds for this project have been cut this year so, in order to raise money, Lynn Gwaltney, First Steps volunteer, is making knitted hats for children and adults and selling them. If you would like to purchase a hat or would like to make a contribution to the First Steps Program, call Lynn at 377-3000.


Men’s Ministry meeting

The Grady County Baptist Associations will have a Men's Ministry meeting at Gordon Heights Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. All men are invited to attend

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