Pelham Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
In This Issue
Support our TROOPS!
Red, White, and Blue Jean Mondays
T-Shirt Winner
Nursing Home Blood Drive
September CASH MOB
Sale City 5K
Homecoming Parade Announced
Fran's Frames FALL SALE
Halloween Party Scheduled at the Barn
Order your casserole now!
Derby Workshops Scheduled
Special at Pelham Flower Shop
PHS Schedule & Stinger dedication
Wildlife Art Show deadlines APPROACHING
Wildlife T-Shirts are IN
Fishing Rodeo
Advertise on the Chamber's new sign
Next PCMS FFA Adult Class
Weekly Quotes
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Christmas Care Packages for Soldiers- Soldiers' Angel Project- DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 30th!

  If your business would like to be a collection point- PLEASE LET US KNOW!!!! The Pelham Chamber of Commerce is joining forces with other Southwest Georgia Chambers of Commerce to assist Soldiers' Angel Project in collecting items for deployed soldiers.  These items will be used to create Christmas care packages for the soldiers.  If your business is interested in being a drop off point, offering incentives, purchasing items- please let us know.  We want to show everyone else HOW MUCH PELHAM SUPPORTS THE TROOPS! 

 Current drop off points are the Pelham Chamber, Pelham Banking Company, Family Bank, Community Bank of Pelham, Moye's Drug Store, Pelham Flower & Gift Shop, Home Service Center, Hilliard State Farm, Okinus, Pelham Trading Post, Cottage Flowers, Pelham Loan Company, Dr. Bonita Richter's office, Hand Memorial United Methodist Church office, 2011 Miss Wildlife- Haley Watson, 2012 Tiny Miss Wildlife- Carleigh Bynum, Marshall & Palmer and Pelham Loan Company.  Items we need are:


Red, White, and Blue Jean Mondays in Pelham


Pelham Chamber of Commerce's SEC T-Shirt Giveaway WINNER!

The AWESOME people at New World Image have given us some fantastic SEC Football T-Shirts and we had a giveaway!  The winner for this contest is Alyssa Blakely!  


New World Image designs and produces licensed football merchandise for some of the best teams in the SEC and were so kind to donate these to the Chamber.





Pelham Parkway Nursing Home Blood Drive- 9/20/12


September CASH MOB Scheduled!



The Pelham Chamber is proud to announce it's Amazing Raffle because a brand new vehicle ($20,000 certificate to use at Mitchell County Chrysler) will be given away!  There's only going to be 1,000 tickets sold at $50 each for this raffle so get yours while you can!  Not only will there be one AWESOME prize but there will be several prizes including $500 CASH, $500 gift certificate to Hodges in Pelham, $500 gift certificate to the Trading Post AND MORE!!!

The Amazing Raffle tickets also come with over $100 worth of local coupons for items you're purchasing anyway!  A HUGE thanks goes out to our merchants for the coupons and the donation of the items! Check out the poster for an actual photo of the coupon sheets that will be given with every raffle ticket purchase.  The Chamber is SUPER excited about this raffle and you should be too!!! Tickets available at the following locations:

Family Bank (Kevin Brooks)

Community Bank (Terry Shiver)

Dr. Bonita Richter's Office (Bonita Richter)

Mitchell County Chrysler Jeep Dodge (Melia Davis)

Marshall & Palmer CPA (Rhonda Graham)

Mitchell EMC (Jimmy Clifton)

Pelham Chamber of Commerce office

 OR YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PAYPAL BUTTON AND PURCHASE YOUR TICKET NOW! We will mail ticket stubs and coupons to you.

  Buy Now

Sale City 5K Run

Sale City Community Outreach 5k Run/Walk

Sat. Sept. 29

Registration/packet pick-up begins at 7 a.m.

Race starts at 8 a.m.

$15 for pre-registration

$20 to register on race day

 Direct link to online registration:


There will be some fast people there, but you don't have to be a runner to join in.  It's all about getting out there and enjoying being active in the community!  The proceeds benefit the Sale City Library and the Seniors are Gifted program.

PDF Version of Application  


Homecoming Parade Announced!


Fran's Frames & Gallery's FALL SALE


Halloween Party at The Barn!

The Barn will also host a New Year's Eve Party too so mark your calendars now!

Place your order by Monday, September 24th for Spaghetti Bake!
Eagle's Nest Catering Presents Casserole Connection! 



Eagle's Nest Catering (Mitchell County High School) will be hosting a "Casserole Connection". The Casserole Connection is a fundraising event for Eagle's Nest Catering. The culinary arts students a Mitchell County High School will be preparing different casseroles each week for sale. Order will need to be paced by the Monday prior to pick-up on Wednesdays. Not only do these casseroles taste wonderful, they also can be frozen for use later!!

The schedule is as follows:

August 22nd- King Ranch Chicken (layered Mexican Lasagna)

August 29th- Homemade Lasagna

September 5th- Chicken Almond Pie

September 12th- Cheese Stuffed Shells with a meat sauce

September 19th- Turkey and Spinach Lasagna

September 26th- Spaghetti Bake

October 3rd- Chicken Tetrazzini


Prices are: $10 for 9" round pan (feeds 4-6 people)

                   $20 for a 13x9 pan (feeds 8-10 people)


TO ORDER: Email your order to Lilibel Wingate at or leave a message at 229-403-1840. Special requests are welcomed. There will be no casseroles available for the week of Oct. 8-Oct. 12. Casseroles will resume on Oct. 17th.

Last Derby Car Workshop this weekend!


There's only one Wildlife Derby Car Race Workshop left- September 22nd, 2012. This free workshop will be held at the Depot Platform in downtown Pelham at 10:00 a.m. Someone will be there to help children cut out the derby car shapes and the Pelham Chamber will have sanding supplies and art supplies on hand so that kids can finish their cars in one workshop. If you plan on attending, please do so by 10:15. If no one shows up by 10:15 we will cancel the workshop. Parental supervision is required.

Derby car kits and registration to the event is only $12. We still have some derby car kits left but they are going fast. We've already sold 25 kits so we're expecting a great turnout! The race will be held at the Wildlife Festival (more info provided with registration). If you'd like more information, please contact us.



Rose Special at Pelham Flower & Gift Shop

  Dozen Roses only $40

Pelham Flower & Gift is having a sale on a dozen roses. Normally $55, the sale is for a dozen long stem red roses arranged in a vase with greenery and filler and is now $40. That's a $15 savings! This sale won't last long so get it while you can. Give Jenny a call at Pelham Flower & Gift Shop- 294-2421.


Pelham Hornets vs Seminole County, Friday, September 21st

The Hornet's Nest is PUMPED UP!   

This week PHS Hornets will play against Seminole County.  This game will be AWAY!  Game starts at 7:30!  


Go Big Blue!

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Click here to visit Pelham City School System's website


We'd like to thank Mr. & Mrs. James Tennyson for their wonderful donation.  "Stinger" is the brainchild of Mr. James Tennyson.  This bronze sculpture is the ONLY free standing sculpture in Mitchell County!  Again, a HUGE thank you to James & Kathy Tennyson for making this extraordinary donation to our local football program!  If you see the Tennysons, please tell them thank you for caring so deeply about our students and school system! 



Kids Art Show Application Deadline is TODAY- Adult Art Show Deadline is September 27th!

22nd Annual Wildlife Art Show- Adult



Wildlife Art Show

October 4-6, 2012

Historic Hand Building- Pelham, GA

Entry deadline is September 27, 2012.

This art show is open to those 18 yrs and up (excludes high school students) in professional and amateur categories.

Artist and a guest are invited to the Historic Hand Building, Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. for a reception and awards ceremony.  Light refreshments will be served and artist will have an opportunity to show and sell artwork.  The awards for each category will also be presented during this reception.

A public show will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.


Click here for the 2012 Wildlife Art Show application



Kid's Art Show is open to kids in grades Pre-K through High School.  Children's Entries do NOT have to be framed but they must be placed on a sheet of construction paper (or other heavy medium) for stability.  Children's applications must be turned in by September 20th.  Contact the Chamber with any questions.

Click here for The Children's Wildlife Festival Art Show Applications 

2012 Wildlife Festival T-Shirts ARE IN!

The 2012 Wildlife T-shirts are in! Prices have been reduced! Prices are now XS-XL are only $15 and 2XL & 3XL are $18 OR 2 SHIRTS FOR $25!!!!!  

Call Windy today to place your order-294-4924!



Logo on front
Design on back of shirt
Wildlife Fishing Rodeo- Sponsored by Camp Charis & Pelham Middle School FFA

The Chamber of Commerce's sign is complete!  This digital sign will provide a source of renewable income for the Chamber of Commerce while providing a low cost form of advertising for our local merchants!  The digital sign is in full color and can display high definition images! The higher the definition of the picture, the better the photo will be displayed. 

This sign is available for everyone and can be used to announce a new baby, anniversaries, birthdays, and all of the special events in your life!

To advertise on this sign, please contact Windy at the Chamber office at 229-294-4924 or


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Newest Pelham Middle School FFA Adult Class!  

The Pelham Middle School FFA is hosting their next adult class.  The Deco Mesh wreath class FILLED UP QUICKLY so please, contact Justin ASAP if you're interested in meeting Lauri Jo Bennet and learning from the "Master of Jams and Jellies"!    


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