September is Library Card Signup Month

September is Library Card Signup Month, a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning. Since 1987, Library Card Signup Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the ALA and libraries unite in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card. For more information about how to sign up for a library card, visit Roddenbery Memorial Library in person or online at

Boys and Girls Club holding raffle

The Jackie Robinson Boys and Girls Club of Cairo is currently selling raffle tickets to win a custom golf cart this fall. The car is currently on display in the showroom at Hobson Chevrolet in Cairo. Austin Hobson, the chairman for the JRBGC for this year, along with all members of the board will have raffle tickets available to sell for $20 each. This is a great cause and the opportunity to win a one-of-a-kind golf cart so stop by and purchase your raffle ticket today.

Funds sought for Whigham School golf cart

Whigham School has expanded many of its programs, including the school’s FFA program and athletics, and there is a growing need for transportation on campus. Community members are currently seeking donations to help purchase a golf cart to be used by the school administration and staff to travel around campus more quickly. If you would like to make a donation, mail your check to Whigham School, 211 W. Broad St., Whigham, GA 39897 and write “Golf Cart Fund” on the reference line of the check. All donations are tax deductible.

Al-Anon meets Thursday mornings

Does someone close to you have a drinking or drug problem? Al-Anon Family Groups have one focus: to help friends and families of alcoholics. The local group meets in Cairo on Thursdays at 9 a.m. at the AA clubhouse, 3351 Hwy. 84, Cairo Ga 38828. For more information call Linda at (229) 221-5469.

FBLA holds annual fundraiser

The Cairo High Future Business Leaders of America Club is having its annual “Basket Fundraiser” to raise money for student competitions in region, state and national levels throughout the coming year. The basket is filled with 15 different items that will capture the interest of both adults and students and include a variety of CHS items and treats from the CHS culinary arts department. Raffle tickets to win the basket are $5 each and available for all FBLA students.

Museum seeks wood burning stove

The Grady County History Museum is seeking an antique wood burning stove to help create one of the new vignettes about how kitchens looked in our community in years past. If you have an older wood burning stove that you would like to donate, contact Don Nickerson at 377-5142. The museum is also seeking other items such as a double globe oil lamp, old sheet music, small hurricane lamps, black stand-up phones, a small china cupboard, small side board, cabinets, icebox, dress, basins, a ladle and other galvanized items.

Wilson Chapel plans program

The women of Wilson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church are holding their annual Women’s Day program on Oct. 20 starting at 3 p.m. The guest speaker is Evangelist Maryann Mango Ray of Fort Valley. Following the morning service, dinner will be served and everyone is invited to attend.

Cake pans available for checkout at Library

Thanks to a generous donation by Cairo’s local VFW No. 8933 Jr. Vice Commander, Nova Maul, the Roddenbery Memorial Library is offering cake pans for check out. Patrons can check out up to two pans for seven days with no renewals and must return the pans washed and in their hanging bags to avoid a cleaning fee.

Tickets on sale for Freedom Fund banquet

The Grady County NAACP is hosting its annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Grady Senior Center beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are currently on sale for $20 per person. For more information, contact Joyce Holt at 403-6764.

Grady County schools seek bus drivers

The Grady County School System is currently in search of part-time bus drivers for its transportation department. Applicants will be provided with the necessary training to obtain a CDL and must have high school diploma, love children and be available to drive mornings and afternoons. For more information, contact Adrienne Cruel at 377-2124.

To submit an item to Cairo Newsbeat, contact Jeff Lovett at (229) 221-1030.

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