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                                            May 15, 2015
                                  Tifton, Georgia                                    
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COME DOWNTOWN FOR
FARMERS MARKET FESTIVAL

 

Saturday, May 16, is a big day in Downtown Tifton as the annual Downtown Farmers Market opens for the season with a street festival.

 

The day's events get under way with a 5k Run to the Market beginning at 8 a.m. Registration opens at 7:15 a.m. From 9 a.m-12:30 p.m., the Farmers Market itself will be open at the old train depot platform along with live entertainment, tractor and farm-related displays, children's activities including face painting, story time and a bouncy house -- and a lot of food and fun.

 

The Downtown Farmers Market will be open every Saturday morning going forward until October.


 

 

ARE YOU READY TO 

'ROCK THE BLOCK' TIFTON? 

 

Summer kicks off early Saturday night, May 16, in Downtown Tifton as folks "Rock the Block."

 

From 5-9 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park downtown, live music, craft vendors, a classic car cruise in and cold beverages will be available. No coolers or glass is allowed; The Local Kitchen & Bar will set up a beverage stand.


 
Tracie Victoria Mattox, a Blackshear native recording her first album., takes the stage at 5 p.m. Mattox has become a grassroots favorite with 8,000 YouTube subscribers. She has performed at Tifton's Rhythm & Ribs festival.

 

The IveyWest Band headlines the night, taking the stage at Veterans Park at about 6:30 p.m. Based in Jacksonville, Fla., the band has roots in country and rock and has played at venues throughout the Southeast. The band recently released a live album and has become a regional favorite by mixing a story-telling spirit with energetic and gritty rock.
 

"It will be a great night and it will be great to see a lot of activity downtown," said Tyron Spearman, executive director of the Tifton-Tift County Tourism Association. "A lot of our downtown merchants are staying open late that night so everybody can enjoy the music, get something to eat and do a little shopping. There will be something for everyone."


The City of Tifton and the Tifton-Tift County Tourism Association are sponsoring the event.

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8 am - 4 pm
Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16

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Walker Estate
380 Upper TyTy Road
Tifton, GA

TIFTON MUSEUM OF ARTS & HERITAGE 

ANNOUNCES PHOTO CONTEST AND EXHIBIT 

 

It's time for the biannual South Georgia Photography competition and exhibit sponsored by the Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage.  

 

Professional and amateur photographers, ages 18 and up, may submit photographs for the event scheduled June photography 19-July 10 at the museum.

 

Photographers may submit a maximum of three photographs. The best will be included in the exhibit and will be eligible for prizes totaling $800. A qualified judge will choose the prize winners, who will be announced at an opening reception. Emphasis will be placed on creativity, originality and quality of work.

 

A non-refundable fee of $5 must accompany each print submitted. They must be brought to the museum on Tuesday or Wednesday, June 16 or 17 from 4-7 p.m. All photos must be framed and ready to hang, and may be no smaller than 8"x10" and no larger than 36"x36," including framing.

 

A complete list of rules, plus a required application form, may be found on the museum's website,  www.tiftonmuseum.org or contact Jeannie Rigdon, 229-382-5083 or email jrigdon@friendlycity.net

 

An opening reception will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 19.  Admission is free. The exhibit will continue through July 10 and will be open Tuesdays - Fridays, 1- 5 p.m.; Thursdays, 1- 7 p.m.; and Sundays, 1-3 p.m.  The museum is in downtown Tifton at 255 Love Ave.

 

WAGENHORST TO SPEAK WEDNESDAY ON 'AGING EYE'

 

Dr. Bret Wagenhorst, a Tifton ophthalmologist, will speak on "The Aging Eye," at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, at Southern Care Assisted Living in Tifton.

 

His talk about common aged-related problems of the eyes is open to the community. Refreshments will be available. The event will be in Southern Care's Activities Room and is in recognition of Healthy Vision Month.

 

Dr. Wagenhorst has been practicing ophthalmology in Tifton for nearly 18 years as part of the Tifton Ophthalmology practice. He is board certified and recently completed the board recertification process, which is done every 10 years.

 

As an ophthalmologist he is trained to do eye examinations, treat medical eye conditions, as well as perform eye surgeries.

 

Southern Care Assisted Living is located at 1934 Whiddon Mill Road at the intersection of Whiddon Mill and Carpenter roads in Tifton. Southern Care offers Personal Care, Assisted Living and Memory Care in a secure, home-like setting. 

 

To reserve your seat at Dr. Wagenhorst's talk, call 386-2273.

 



 

   
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YOUR WEEKEND
                      ...at a Glance 

FRIDAY, MAY 15
  • Estate Sale, 8 a.m., 380 Upper TyTy Road, Tifton
  • Salvation Army Kids Day, 3 p.m., 1205 Highway 82 E., Tifton
  • Tiftarea Academy Senior Graduation, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, Tifton
  • "Harvey," 7 p.m., Tift Theatre for the Performing Arts, Tifton
SATURDAY, MAY 16
  • Run to the Market 5k, 8 a.m., Downtown Train Depot, Tifton
  • Estate Sale, 8 a.m., 380 Upper TyTy Road, Tifton
  • Downtown Farmers Market Festival, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Train Depot Platform, Tifton
  • Wiregrass Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-noon, Ga. Museum of Agriculture, Tifton
  • Big Little River Paddle Race, 9:30 a.m., Red Roberts Landing, Adel
  • 'Rock the Block,' 5 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, Tifton
  • "Harvey," 7 p.m., Tift Theatre for the Performing Arts, Tifton
SUNDAY, MAY 17
  • Soccer for Literacy mini-tournament, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Tiftarea YMCA soccer fields, Tifton


In Memoriam
BowenDonaldson

MAY 7

Arlen Davis, 66, Sylvester 

Bobbie Jean Walker, 70, Ashburn 

 

MAY 8

Danny M. Wilcox, 70, Sylvester

Julia Rountree Roberts, 62, Sparks

Teresa Carter, 64, Nashville
 
 

MAY 9

Carrey Green Langdale Walker, 97, formerly of Tifton

Baby Boy John Arthur Ray III, infant, Nashville

Wanda Coleman Blackmore, 57, Nashville

Ramona "Skeeter" Smith McNair, 73, Tifton
 
 

MAY 10

Laura Sumner Golden, 99, Nashville
 
 

MAY 11

Duke Snyder, 68, Tifton

Eugene Klein Jr., 72, Sylvester

Angel Alligood Johnson, 42, Irwinton
 

MAY 12

Anthony "Tony" A. Vasi, 81, Ocilla

Carolyn Ernestine Harper, 74, Ocilla
 

MAY 13

Marie McAllister Tucker McBrayer, 86, Tifton

Janie Perryman Hudson, 69, Anderson City

Eddie Floyd, Ashburn
 

 

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