Thomasville Times Enterprise

April 28, 2014

April 20

Jeff Lovett

— Antique car show

to feature Chrysler

The Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce will present its 26th Annual Great Southern Antique Car Show and Rally on Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10. This year's rally is sponsored by Stallings Motors of Cairo and will feature classic Chrysler convertibles of the 1960s. The weekend will feature a dazzling array of historic vehicles, hot rods and classics and is expected to attract more than 150 antique automobiles.  The vintage cars will be featured in a gas light parade on Friday night followed by a street dance. On Saturday, the classic cars will participate in a Auto Poker Rally starting at 9 a.m. and will return to Davis Park for display and judging.  if you would like more information about the rally, call the chamber of commerce at 377-3663.

Library seeking book donations

If you would like to donate your delicately used books, the Roddenbery Memorial Library needs them. The books will either go into the collection or be sold in the library's used book store, which is open every other Saturdaysfrom 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please drop off your books to the library during regular business hours.

Autism Awareness month fundraiser

On Wednesday, you are invited to light it up blue in support of Autism Awareness Month by wearing blue. A $200 Walmart Gas Card Raffle is being held this week with tickets on sale for $5 each or 3 for $10. The drawing will be held Wednesday and all money raised will help with funding for more educational tools and awareness needed in the Grady County School System for autistic children. Tickets are available for purchase at Strands Hair Salon and the Cairo Police Department.

Young Life to

sponsor car wash

Grady County Young Life will sponsor its 3rd Annual Car Wash and Yard Sale on Saturday, in the parking lot of the Cairo Messenger.  The event will be held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Young Life leaders and friends will be washing cars and selling lots of great items and all proceeds will to to help local students attend summer camp at Windy Gap in Weaverville, N.C., this summer.  For more information or to donate goods for the yard sale, call 220-1210 or send an email to:

Nominations sought for award

Grady General Support League is calling for nominations of people who have made a medical difference in someone's life. The Support League wants to recognize that special person  with it's “Making a World of Difference” Award which will be presented during the annual May Membership Meeting.  Nominations may be submitted through May 5. The award is intended to recognize anyone, whether he or she is in the medical field of not, who responded to a medical situation that took place in Grady County and made a 'world of difference' in the situation.  Please mail your nominations to:  Grady General Support League, P.O. Box 837, Cairo, Ga. 39828.

Political forums

to start this week

WGRA Radio (790AM) will begin its live political forums for the upcoming primary election this week. The live forums will be broadcast on the radio from noon to 1 p.m. and will feature local and regional candidates meeting for a face-to-face debate in the Grady Room of the Roddenbery Memorial Library.

Voters are encouraged to attend the public forum and ask questions of the candidates. The forums will feature these candidates on the following dates: today features Republican candidates for Georgia House of Representatives, District 173; Monday: candidates for Grady County State Court Judge; Thursday, May 8,  candidates for Grady County Board of Commissioners, District 2. For more information, visit

Friends collecting aluminum cans

The Friends of the Roddenbery Library are encouraging everyone to save their aluminum cans and place them in the Friends of the Library recycle wagon located in the parking lot behind the library.  All proceeds from the fundraising event will benefit the Roddenbery Memorial Library. Please save your cans and donate them to an excellent cause.

2014 youth fit fest to kick off summer

The 2014 Youth Fit Fest will be held on Saturday, May 3rd from 10am-2pm at Davis Park and the Roddenbery Memorial Library in Cairo.  The annual event, sponsored by the Archway Partnership, will help kick-off the summer with free family-oriented activities and information for both youth and their parents.  There will be kid-friendly activities featuring local trainers, hands-on fitness demonstrations, kid's games, group Zumba and Yoga classes, nutrition information, free health screening and more.  The event is free to everyone and families are encouraged to attend together.  For more information, call Sharon Liggett at 229-507-6869.

Relay for Life

this weekend

The American Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life will be held in Cairo on Friday at the Cairo High School track.  Teams of eight to 15 participants will take turns walking or running the track during the event in an effort to raise money for the fight against cancer.  Cancer survivors are encouraged to participate by walking the first lap of the relay at 6 p.m.

 If you would like to make a donation in honor of a cancer survivor or in someone's memory, you are encouraged to participate in the Luminaria Ceremony which will be held at 9 p.m.

 For more information on how you can help raise money or join the efforts by the local Grady County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, call Chastity Cox at 221-2258.

Residents should bring in containers

City of Cairo officials remind everyone to please remove your garbage container from the Right of Way in a timely manner.  All garbage containers for collection by the sanitation department must be moved from the street to a location off the right-of-way by 7 a.m. on the date following the date of collection.  The continue failure of the customer to remove their container may subject the occupier of the property to a fine.

To submit an item to Cairo Newsbeat, call Jeff Lovett at 377-3116 or email at