'UNDER THE BOARDWALK,'
'UP ON THE ROOF'
AND ONSTAGE IN TIFTON
THE DRIFTERS COMING TO BENEFIT TIFT LIBRARY FOUNDATION
Mark this on your calendar: The Drifters, original members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, are coming to Tifton for an evening of great music, spirited
and fine dining -- and all for a great cause.
On Thursday, Sept. 8, the Tifton-Tift County Public Library Foundation is bringing one of rock & roll's founding vocal groups to the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. It is the Library Foundation's annual fundraiser.
The Drifters have had numerous hits, such as "
p on the Roof," "Under the Boardwalk," "This Magic Moment," "There Goes My Baby," "Dance with Me," "Spanish Harlem" and "Stand by Me." They are
once again touring the United States under the auspices of their original management team.
The Drifters were in the
very first class of inductees into the
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and were
inducted along with The Beatles,
the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and the Supremes. Their classic tune "Under The Boardwalk" is the most played R&B record of all time.
They have played at the White House on three occasions, have given a benefit concert in Berlin the day the wall fell, have performed for the Pope, for the Queen of England, for Nelson Mandella and have toured the world for the USO in three war zones.
And now they will perform for you
live in Tifton. Tickets will go on sale soon at the
UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. For information, call 4
RICKI READER TO BREAK SILENCE TODAY
Ricki Reader has been the
Reading Capital mascot for years, but has been a bit
quiet about it. Well, that is about to change ....
RIcki is so excited about
Tifton going for the title
"Read Aloud (REAL) Capital of the World" that he/she has decided to
break his/her silence for the first time and "read aloud'' at 12:15 today at the Summer AR Reading Center at the United Way of South Central Georgia,
211 W. 4th St.
Listeners will enjoy the magic of hearing a dramatic voice in action.
Ricki Reader will be the first of 10 local celebrities who will be reading aloud during the next five weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. at the Summer Accelerated Reader Center operated by the Tift County
Foundation for Educational Excellence.
The Reading Center will be open for testing on books between 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 14.
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VOLUNTEERS TO GLEAN BLUEBERRIES
The Society of St. Andrew will be gleaning blueberries this week and the remainder of the month. Volunteers may join the group to
harvest the berries in Chula for donation to churches, schools and agencies that are feeding children during
the summer break from school.
excess berries will be
Tift Towers seniors, the Soup Kitchen, Ruth's Cottage
and other partners that
folks in the community
. Volunteers are invited to take home a bag of berries to share with family, neighbors and friends.
"This is a great activity for families with kids, youth groups, high school students that need community
service hours, and anyone willing to spend a couple of hours to enrich the lives of Tifton residents,"
Sandi Newman, Georgia program coordinator for the Society of St. Andrew.
229-386-5800 for information.
ABAC TENNIS SETS SUMMER CAMP
Middle and high school tennis players who want to improve their games may sign up for the
tennis camp July 18-21 at
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
pace is limited, and pre-registration is required.
The camp runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily at $199 perparticipant, which includes lunch and a T-shirt.
Directed by ABAC Tennis Coach
Dale White, the camp focuses on technical, tactical and mental components of tennis to
help players in competitive play. Former ABAC tennis players will serve as instructors.
A waiver form must be received before the first morning of the camp. The form may be faxed to
COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID DEADINE JULY 1
New students seeking financial aid at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College should complete the FAFSA application and verification process by the priority deadline of July 1.
The priority deadline is to complete financial aid processing that determines financial aid eligibility before the fee payment deadline at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 3. Students submitting FAFSA applications after the priority deadline are subject to paying their fees out of pocket or subject to schedules being dropped.
Students missing the deadline and paying fees out of pocket will be awarded all eligible funds once the FAFSA application has been received and processed for determination of eligibility.
For information regarding financial aid, students may contact ABAC's Office of Financial Aid at 229-391-4910, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting the office on the second floor of the J. Lamar Branch Student Center on campus.
Fall semester classes begin Aug. 10.
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