Church holding WinGS Bazaar

The Cairo First United Methodist Church is hosting its annual WinGS Bazaar this Friday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon in the church fellowship hall. Lots of delicious goodies will be on sale including casseroles, cakes, divinity, and jellies. For more information, or to preorder, call 377-3051.

Discover local gems and stones

Make your plans to attend a special program at the Roddenbery Memorial Library to learn how to find and identify gems and stones that are found right here in Grady County. Lynn Silvernail will present this informational program in the library’s auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 11 a.m. This is a free event and all supplies will be furnished. Registration not required.

Chamber selling tickets for 20/20 raffle

The Cairo-Grady County Chamber is currently selling tickets for its annual 20 Guns in 20 Days Raffle. Tickets are $20 each with only 1,000 tickets being sold before the raffle begins on December 1. Each ticket gives the holder multiple chances to win one of 20 firearms to be given away each day between December 1-20. Tickets are currently on sale at the Chamber, 2nd Amendment Outfitters in Whigham, First National Bank, United National Bank and also at

Autumn Story Walk open at library

StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children and adults to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children's book are attached to wooden stakes, which are installed along an outdoor path. Beginning at the front of the Grady Room, please stroll around the library and enjoy reading each page and follow the path directed to the next page in the story. StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and has developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, formerly of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

Feral swine workshop is Dec. 3

The Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District is offering a free information workshop on feral swine at the Grady County Agricenter on December 3. The workshop will be presented by a partnership UGA Cooperative Extension, UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources and the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Topics to be discussed will be feral swine behavior, biology and removal best practices. Lunch will be served and registration is required by visiting by Nov. 26.

Christmas parade is Dec. 2

The Cairo Christmas Parade will be held on Thursday, Dec. 2 starting at 7 p.m. with this year’s theme being “Christmas in Grady Land” which is a variation on the popular children’s board game, Candyland. If you would like to have an entry in this year’s parade, call the chamber of commerce at 229-377-3663.

Grady County Memorial Log available at library

The Grady County Ga Memorial Log is a public accessible registry of the names and service information of Grady County Citizens who have performed honorable active service in the United States military. Persons enrolled in the Log may be living or deceased, active or veteran. If you or a loved one is not currently enrolled, please contact the library for more information. The website is Stop by the library to see the Veterans Day display of Grady County women who served in the military.

Flu shots available at health department

The Grady County Health Department has received shipments of the flu vaccine for the coming flu season and are recommending that local citizens receive them as soon as possible. Getting the flu shot before the end of October gives it a chance to reach full effectiveness before flu season reaches its full peak. The cost per dose is $30 but the Health Department will file insurance and most patients will not incur any out-of-pocket expense. For more information, contact the Grady County Health Department.

Storytime back at library on a new day

The Roddenbery Memorial Library has announced that the popular Children’s Storytime is starting back on a new day. Join them every Thursday at 11 a.m. for a story followed by a cool craft you can take home. Children’s Storytime is for children ages 3-5.

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

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