Advance voting ends Friday

The City of Cairo municipal runoff election for the seat to fill District 1 will be held on December 3. Anyone wishing to advance vote before then can do so now through Friday. Hours for advanced voting are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day at the Board of Registrars office.

Author plans book signing

The Friends of the Library invite everyone to attend an afternoon with Brenda Knight Graham as she talks about her latest book, “Christmas Carols in My Hearts” on Thursday, December 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Roddenbery Memorial Library. Tea and cider will be served and space is limited so please call the library and make reservations.

Chamber still selling raffle tickets

The Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce is still selling tickets for their 20 Guns in 20 Days Raffle. Each ticket is $20 and gives the holder 20 chance to win 20 different guns to be given away starting December 1. Only 1,000 tickets for the raffle will be sold and tickets are currently available at South Georgia Outdoors, United National Bank and the chamber of commerce.

Rainbow Program is Saturday

The Bethel M.B. Church in the Pine Park Community is holding its annual Rainbow Program on Saturday at 7 p.m. Bishop Frank Goins and New Vision by Faith Ministries will be in charge of the service.

Mug benefits foster kids

The Church of Grady County is spearheading an effort to raise money to purchase Christmas gifts for foster children in the community by selling a Christmas in the South commemorative mug during the holiday season. All proceeds from the sale of the collectible mugs, which will featuring a different scene from the community each year, will go directly to buying Christmas gifts for children in foster care. The mugs are $15 each and are available from members of the church, at United National Bank and Wheelers Christmas Tree Farm.

Christmas Parade is December 5

The annual Cairo Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce and the Cairo merchants, will be held on December 5 at 7 p.m. The theme for this year’s parade will be ‘Christmas Under the Big Top.’ The parade will begin at the chamber and travel along North Broad Street south to the First United Methodist Church.

Whigham youth plan smoked ham sale

The youth group of Whigham Baptist Church will be holding its annual Smoked Ham Sale to help raise money to send the group to the Extreme Winter Camp. You can purchase the hams for $25 each and they can be picked up on November 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Whigham Baptist Church on McGriff Street in Whigham. Tickets are currently on sale at Bond’s and Cash and Carry Feeds in Whigham and at Jim Scarbrough’s State Farm in Cairo.

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