Thomasville Times Enterprise

April 10, 2014

Boston buzz April 11


— The Boston Family Care Clinic, open for a little more than a year, is celebrating by providing a Health Fair during the Boston Spring Fling & Auction on Saturday, April 19. The Health Fair will begin at 9 a.m. and will offer participants an opportunity to have cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure checked. The clinic will have a photo booth where participants can pose with props as they have fun with family and friends. The photos may be posted on the Boston Family Care Clinic Facebook page and a free 4”x6” photo will be available on May 1. Elizabeth Shelton, office manager and coding and education director, said the photo booth was popular at another health fair sponsored by the Southland MD group, which owns Boston Family Care Clinic.

Michael Forehand, NP, is the local provider for the clinic, said Boston Family Care Clinic signed a two-year agreement with Valdosta State University’s Nurse Practitioner School where students in the program will have internships in Boston. During the internships, students will learn about the multitude of services offered by a small-town clinic.

In addition to well and sick visits, the clinic offers sports physicals, flu shots, Department of Transportation physicals, drug testing for pre-employment and a weight management program. As a small-town clinic, patients may be seen by appointment or on a walk-in basis. New patients are being accepted, and all insurances are accepted. Self-pay prices are available upon request.

Boston Family Care Clinic is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. To contact Boston Family Care Clinic, call 229-498-1088. The Facebook page link is: tf.


The Mailman’s Daughter will hold a Chalk Paint® 101 workshop on the Second Saturday of each month and on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. by appointment only. During the workshop, participants will learn several techniques to use with Chalk Paint® with clear and dark waxes. Chalk Paint®, a decorative paint by Annie Sloan, can be applied to most surfaces without sanding or priming and is one of the most economical ways to bring an old piece of furniture back to life.

The $75 registration fee includes all materials, and space is limited to 10 participants. To register and to submit a $25 deposit, call The Mailman’s Daughter at 229-498-1024 or send an email to


On Saturday, Boston United Methodist Church will host a Blessing of the Motorcycles at 2 p.m. at 256 S. Main St. in Boston. For more information about the event, call 229-873-5520.

Spring Fling

The Boston Community Club will host the 24th annual Spring Fling & Auction on Saturday, April 19. The Spring Fling is held the Saturday before Easter each year, and proceeds from the auction go toward maintenance and upkeep of the Boston Community Center on Main Street.

• 9 a.m. — Vendors are invited to set up along Main Street. There is no cost to set up, unless electricity is needed, and an application is available by contacting Betty Hoskins at or at 229-224-8660.

• 9 a.m. — Health Fair and Photo Booth sponsored by Boston Family Care Clinic.

• 10 a.m. — The Easter Bonnet Contest will be held in Watt Park. Contact Nancy Hoffman at 229-498-1228 for more information.

• 10:30 a.m. — Spring Fling Parade. Contact Danny Groover if interested in entering your golf cart, Gator, Mule, convertible, float, etc., in the parade. 229-224-6201

• 11 a.m. — Auction in Watt Park. If you would like to donate an item to the auction, contact Christie Thomas at 229-403-7175.

• 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — An Art-a-thon will be hosted by The Accidental Gallery and The Boardwalk Studio & Gallery.

The City of Boston website has applications for the 2014 Spring Fling, and pictures from previous years available at the following link:

Rabies clinic

The Thomas County Board of Commissioners and local veterinarians will offer a rabies clinic on Saturday throughout Thomas County. The cost to get a pet(s) vaccinated will be $13 for one animal, $12 per animal for two animals and $11 per animal for three animals. Locations and times for the clinics are:

• Barwick City Hall, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

• Boston Police Station, 8 to 9:15 a.m.

• Coolidge Police Station, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

• Meigs Police Station, 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.

• Ochlocknee Police Station, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

• Pavo Water Tower, 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.

• Thomasville Exchange Club Fairgrounds, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Egg hunt

The Boston Community Club and The Mailman’s Daughter will sponsor The Mystery Egg Hunt beginning Monday. Clues will be posted around 4 p.m. daily in downtown businesses.

The event is a time for the children of Boston to hunt for eggs filled with prizes and the golden mystery egg. The child who finds the mystery egg will be given a gift basket filled with Easter goodies and will be asked to ride in the Spring Fling parade on Saturday, April 19.


Choral celebration

Boston Baptist Church will present Glorious Day, A Triumphant Choral Celebration for Easter! on Sunday at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend this program by Lee Black and Gina Boe, which will be performed by the church choir. The Boston Baptist Church is at 143 S. Main St.

Leadership class

The Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce Leadership class will visit Boston on Thursday, April 17, to learn how a small-town government works. Amanda Maxwell, owner of Marketing Communications in Boston and a member of this year’s Leadership Class, said that through the class she has a better understanding of how different size governments and businesses work. She is excited that the group will have the opportunity to visit Boston and to see how a small community can thrive under the leadership of a city council that has a positive vision. Chamber of Commerce director, Lauren Basford, has been instrumental in reaching out to smaller communities as a way to establish better networking among all of the communities in Thomas County.

12-Mile Yard Sale

The 12-Mile Yard Sale from Pavo to Barwick to Boston, along Highway 33, will be held on Saturday, April 19, beginning at 8 a.m.


Gopher Broke owners Laverne and Katheryn Smith announced there will be an auction of items removed from their former location on Main Street in Boston. The auction will be on Saturday, April 19, beginning at 6 p.m. in the yellow metal building on Pear Street in Boston. For more information about the auction, go to Pearson Auction Company at the following link:

Photo show

Thomas University and The Boardwalk Studio & Gallery will present a Spring Photo Show which will feature four student artists on Friday, April 18, 6 to 9 p.m. Featured artists are Isaac Darzi, Caitlin Fletcher, Anna Gass and Justyn Watkins.

Artists to paint

The Accidental Gallery and The Boardwalk Studio & Gallery in Boston have joined forces with The Wiregrass Gallery in Thomasville to create a Piney Woods Alliance to promote art and artists in the surrounding area. The Piney Woods Plein Air Paint Out! on April 25 and 26 will be the first big event sponsored by the group as part of the Thomasville Rose Festival.

Many of the artists participating in the event will be in Boston on the morning of Saturday, April 26, to paint at Hardscrabble Farm followed by a lunch at The Accidental Gallery. The event will close with an art exhibit and sale that evening from 7 to 8:30 at Wiregrass Gallery. Tickets for the exhibit and sale are $15 and may be purchased at Wiregrass Gallery at 109 S. Broad St. in Thomasville.

Exercise class

The YMCA offers a one-hour exercise class in Boston every Monday and Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Boston Baptist Church. The class is designed specifically for senior citizens, but is open to men and women of all ages. The cost of the class is $15 per month and may be covered by insurance. For more information, contact Jeane Roberts at 229-498-4595 or Delores Hugans at 229-498-5441.


The Boston Summer Outreach Camp is accepting applications for the 16th annual camp from June 2 to July 3. The camp, which is open to all children ages 5 through 15, has limited space, and camp director Delores Hugans urges anyone interested in the camp to register as soon as possible. Hugans said, “The camp is a fun and safe place to send your child for five weeks during the summer.”

Even though there is a small cost per week per camper, donations are needed to provide for all needs of children during the camp. The camp will offer games, swimming, movies, arts and crafts, computer skills, lunch and snacks. Several trips to local historical places are planned during the camp.

To register your child or to make a donation, contact Hugans at 229-498-5441 or Boston City Hall at 229-498-6743.

Fun Day

Adults with disabilities will be treated to a Fun Day in the Park on Saturday, May 17, in Boston. Coordinator, Eloise Wells, may be contacted at   for more information.