Whigham Baptist to hold VBS 

Whigham Baptist Church is holding its annual Vacation Bible School June 17-21 with classes for everyone ages 3 and up. The theme for this year’s VBS is “Game On” and will feature a sports theme. Dinner will be served nightly and everyone in the community is invited to attend. For more information, visit the church’s Facebook page.

Summer Jam is Saturday

at Holder Park

Everyone is invited to attend Cairo’s first-ever Community Summer Jam on Saturday, June 16 from 1-7 p.m. at Holder Park. There will be free food, games, bounce houses, music and more. The event is sponsored by R.O.Y.A.I. Association Inc, Keep Inspiring Next Generational Success, The MLK Collaborative, Block Solid Music Group, Bakersville DJ Code and Positive Vibes Organization. For more information about the event, call (229) 516-5410.

Grant Chapel plans revival

Grant Chapel Community Church is holding revival services June 18-22 beginning at 7 each evening. The Rev. Sylvester Williams is the guest preacher for the services. Everyone in the community is invited to attend.

Annual skills camp planned 

The annual Clifford Hammonds Basketball Skills Camp will be held June 27-29 at Cairo High School gym. The camp, taught by all-state and collegiate basketball players with many years of playing experience, is open to boys and girls ages 5 to 16. The goal of the camp is to create positive self-concept in young people while learning the fundamentals and discipline of basketball, teamwork and life skills. The camp starts at 9 a.m. each day and ends at 5 p.m., Wednesday through Thursday and until 6 p.m., on Friday. For more information, call 220-3239.

Macedonia MB Church to hold youth revival services

Macedonia M.B. Church is holding summer youth revival June 18-20 with services each night at 7. The Rev. Cambridge McGill will be guest speaker and all youth from the community are invited to attend.

Benefit fund for

Jody Green set up

A benefit fund has been set up for Jody Green at United National Bank in Cairo. Green has been diagnosed with stage four prostate cancer and all donations will be used to help with medical and treatment expenses. You may make donations in person at the bank on North Broad Street or by calling the bank at 377-7200.

Greater New Corinth Church holding VBS 

Annual Vacation Bible School is underway at Greater New Corinth Church through Friday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. There will be classes for all ages with food, games, Bible stories, music, crafts and lots more. If you need transportation, the church van is available by calling Cynthia Cotton Jones or Carlton Mills Jr. at (229) 377-5499.

Library offers free

guitar lessons

Roddenbery Memorial Library is offering free introductory guitar lessons on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. The lessons are taught by Scott Easom and all ages are welcome.

City cleanup day is Wednesday 

Cairo Main Street and Keep Grady County Beautiful officials are planning a city-wide cleanup day for Wednesday, June 13 and the public is invited to participate. There will be two groups of city employees to target areas of the city in the effort that will be starting at 7:30 a.m. and again at 8:30 a.m. Each team will work for two hours and then return to Davis Park for refreshments. Anyone who wishes to volunteer and help the city crews in the cleanup are invited to meet at Davis Park at either 7:30 a.m. or 8:30 a.m. The city will provide volunteers with safety vests, grippers and trash bags.

Summer Reading

Program under way

Despite the renovations currently in full swing at the Roddenbery Memorial Library, the Summer Reading Program is still being held for children, youth and adults. The calendar for the summer is packed full of activities for library patrons of all ages. Children’s activities include the Ken Scott Magic Show, Rock Painting, Rock Star Day, Character Parade, Mrs. Kate’s Musical Puppet Show a Musical Scavenger Hunt and more. For teens, the library plans events to Make Your Own Perfume, Slime Time, Make Your Own Jewelry and a Make a Comic Book Clock. There are also several events planned for adults this summer including computer classes, book clubs and classes on knitting. To learn more, visit rmlibrary.org.

Washington alumni weekend planned for August

Washington Alumni Day has been planned for Aug. 10-12 and all former students, faculty members and friends of Washington Consolidated High School are invited to attend. If you would like more information about the reunion, contact Evelyn Corker Spradley at 850-559-3779.

Midway Baptist Church

to have VBS 

The Midway Baptist Church is holding its annual Vacation Bible School now through Thursday, June 14 from 6 to 8:45 p.m. A meal will be provided each evening and classes will be available for all ages, birth to adults. Midway Baptist Church is located on Hwy. 93, south of Cairo.

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