Friends of the Library to meet
The Friends of the Roddenbery Library will be having their next meeting on Oct. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the library.
If you would like to help volunteer, donate or be a library advocate, you are invited to bring your time and your talents and be a part of this group.
Grief support group meets
A new grief recovery support group called “GriefShare” is meeting each week on Tuesday from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Faith Christian Center on Hwy. 188 in Cairo.
The group is for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them.
For more information, call Lavonia Carter at 397-0281.
Historical Society plans auction
Members of the Grady County Historical Society are making their plans for the sixth annual Silent Auction, which will get under way on Nov. 12.
All the proceeds from the annual auctions are invested in the maintenance and operation of the Grady County Museum and History Center.
If you would like to donate an item to be auctioned, contact any member of the Historical Society.
Baptists filling backpacks
The Grady County Baptist Association is joining Baptists from across Georgia to fill backpacks for children in Appalachia who live in poverty.
The items can include school supplies, hygiene items or Christmas gifts.
The backpacks must be filled and brought to the Associational office or to the fall meeting by Oct. 22.
Georgia Baptists are trying to fill 20,000 backpacks before the holidays.
If you are interested in being a part of this project, call 377-2761.
WMS discount cards on sale
The Washington Middle School PTO is currently selling discount cards to raise money for programs to provide incentives for students, academic achievement, to reward exemplary behavior and provide tokens of appreciation to teachers.
The cards, which feature discounts to many of Grady County's finest businesses, cost $5 each and may be purchased from WMS studens or at the Washington Middle School office.
Class of 1983 to hold reunion
The Cairo High School Class of 1983 members will be celebrating their 30th class reunion on Oct. 19 at the Cairo Woman's Club.
The cost is $30 per person and includes dinner.
For more information, call 229-891-3370.
Register now for Christmas parade
The Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce has begun taking registration for this year's Cairo Christmas Parade which will be held on Thursday, Dec. 5 in downtown Cairo.
Applications for the parade are available at the Chamber of Commerce and are due no later than Nov. 8.
Call 377-3663 for more information.
Hospice to offer day camps
Hospice of Southwest Georgia is sponsoring a bereavement program called Camp Heal in Thomasville and Bainbridge this fall.
The camp is designed to help young people with healing and encouragement after the loss of a loved one and includes art, music, crafts, recreation, horseback riding and more.
The Thomasville camp will be held at Camp Piney Woods on Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Bainbridge event will be at the Kirbo Center at Bainbridge College on Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information about being a volunteer or to sign up for the camp, call 229-584-5500.
SWGTC to hold
Southwest Georgia Technical College of Grady County is sponsoring its sixth annual Golf Tournament to help raise money for scholarships for Grady County students on Thursday, Oct. 17.
The four-person scramble will begin with lunch at noon and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. There will be prizes for the top four teams plus prizes for “Closest to the Pin.” “Longest Drive.” etc.
All proceeds from the tournament will benefit local students from Grady County who attend SWGTC.
For more information, call 227-2415.
American Legion to hold meeting
All area veterans are reminded that the American Legion Post No. 122 meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Cairo Masonic Lodge located behind the courthouse.
The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. and is open to all veterans.
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