Christmas Follies set for Dec. 6, 7
The Syrup City Players will present their third annual Cairo Christmas Follies on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7 at the Zebulon Theater. Both shows will start at 7:30 p.m. with a special children's matinee presented by Grady County Young Life on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets cost $12 for adults and $8 for seniors and students if purchased in advance at Miss Myrt’s and Center Drugs with all tickets at the door the night of the shows for $12.
The Christmas Follies is an old-fashioned community celebration of the holidays with local singing groups, soloist, musicians, dancers and actors in a fun variety show format.
For more information and to receive notification of all upcoming shows, just 'like' the Syrup City Players on Facebook.
The second annual Fall Chili and Potluck Cookoff to benefit local charities will be held Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Cairo IGA on 2nd Avenue, SE.
For $6, attendees can purchase an armband that will allow them to eat all the chili, brunswick stew, one pot meals and chicken pilau the want during the event. There will judging in all four categories with a $50 prize and trophy to the winner in each category.
For more information, call 377-3112.
Bethlehem AME to hold event
Bethlehem AME Church, located at 412 2nd St., SW in Cairo, will hold its annual Family and Friends Day at 11 a.m., Sunday.
The message will be delivered by Elder Tom Burch, pastor of the New Generation by Faith Ministry of Cairo. All church members, family and friends are invited to come enjoy the service.
Christmas tree deadline Friday
Grady County Young Life, a non-profit, non-denominational outreach ministry for high school students, is currently taking orders for freshly cut Frasier fir Christmas Trees.
All proceeds from the sales of the trees will be used to help send students to camp in January. You can pre-order your tree through Friday by calling 220-1210 or see any Young Life Student for an order form.
Trees will be delivered at the Young Life Office on 1st Avenue, NE in Cairo on Friday, Nov. 22.
For more information, visit www.gradycountyyounglife.org.
FFA Holding Annual Fruit Sale
Cairo High School FFA members are currently taking orders for citrus fruit and Washington apples.
All fruit is certified U.S. No. 1 and comes packed in 4/5 bushel boxes weighing approximately 40 pounds. Boxes can be split between two different kinds of fruit, if desired.
To order the fruit, contact any FFA member or call 377-6217or 377-2044.
Library accepting food for fines
As is an annual Christmas custom, the Roddenbery Memorial Library will be accepting non-perishable food items in payment of fines like overdue materials during November and December.
Patrons will receive a $1 credit towards their current overdue fines for any undamaged, unexpired and unopened boxed or canned food items. All the items will be donated to the local help agency.
There is no limit to the number or amount of fines that can be cleared, but bills for lost or damaged library items and collection fees are not eligible for the Food for Fines program.
Country club to hold golf tourney
The 14th Annual Golf Classic, sponsored by the Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Thursday, at the Cairo Country Club.
The cost is $240 for a four person team. Check in begins at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
There will be various prizes including a hole-in-one contest with a chance to win $10,000.
For more information, call the chamber of commerce at 377-3663.
Grief support group meets
A new grief recovery support group called GriefShare is now meeting each week on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 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.
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