FARMERS FOR FOOTBALL
BLUE DEVIL FOOTBALL CAMP OPENS MAY 26
A free, youth Blue Devil f
ootball camp for boys in g
6 is scheduled 9 to 11:30 a.m. May 26 and 27 at E.B. Hamilton Park, says Tift County High Head Football Coach Ashley Anders.
"Farmers for Football" is made possible by the generosity and support of Tift County agricultural businesses, Anders says.
The camp is
free to all boys entering the
first through sixth grade this
fall. The camp is intended to teach
fundamental football skills and is divided into two divisions -- grades 1, 2, 3 and grades 4, 5, 6. Instruction will come from
Tift County HighSchool coaches and
Team competitions will conclude each day of camp.
Bus transportation will be available. Registration is required for all participants.
Anders says donations are needed and accepted to support this program for local youth. He says checks may be made out to the Tift County Touchdown Club.
For more information, contact Coach Anders at 229-387-2475.
Gale Hinton paints the walls at the Tifton Housing Authority's community center on Dixie Avenue.
RENOWNED MURALIST RETURNS TO TIFTON
'READ ALOUD' INITIATIVE GATHERS STEAM
Tift County Foundation for Educational Excellence promotes
Tifton to become the
Aloud Capital of the World,"
nationally known muralist Gale Hinton of Knoxville, Tenn., has returned this week creating murals promoting reading and community.
Hinton has created murals on walls inside the Tifton Housing Authority's community center and inside Quailwood Animal Hospital, and is completing her week at the local United Way's Betty Jo
Roach Community Center
, where the education foundation's
Summer Accelerated Reader Program
She previously created murals inside Len Lastinger Primary School, Annie Belle Clark Primary and the Tift
County Pre-K Center.
As the acknowledged "Reading Capital of the World," Tifton is also seeking to be the "Read Aloud Capital of the World," building on the national Read Aloud movement.
"By encouraging our citizens to read aloud, we hope to further
enhance the reading experience
for young people,
what we hope is a
books and reading
Frank Sayles Jr.
education foundation president and a Tifton city councilman.
OCILLA'S PRATER MUSIC FESTIVAL
HONORS NATIVE SON IN SAM & DAVE DUO
2nd Annual Prater Music Festival, named in honor of the late
R&B singer and
Dave Prater of the hit duo
Sam & Dave, is
Thursday through Saturday,
May 12-14, in
Organizers have expanded the celebration to
three days. New this year is a
community worship service and an appearance by Macon musician
Newton Collier, 71, a trumpet player in the original
Sam & Dave band, who will be the
keynote speaker during a
"We're excited and happy that the
Prater festival is returning to
Ocilla for a second year," said Ocilla Mayor
Matt Seale. "There are very few adults who haven't heard a
Sam & Dave song over the years. Their music went global. We are extremely proud to be the birthplace of such a musical legend as Dave Prater."
Dave Prater was half of the Grammy Award-winning singing duo Sam & Dave. Their rise to international stardom produced such hits "Hold on, I'm Coming," "I Thank You," "Soothe Me," and their No. 1 hit
Miss Rita's School Mobile
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Private Tutoring - 401 N. Ridge Ave., Tifton
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GA & FL Certified Reading Specialist
for 6 weeks
Pool party for registered students
at Tift County Rec Pool in June!
Miss Rita's Tutor Room has been operating in Manatee and Sarasota Counties in Florida for the past 40 years.
She brings to Tifton her teaching talents as Reading Specialist through Miss Rita's School Mobile -- eager to build a strong foundation in the youths who are struggling readers. Other areas of expertise include math, language arts and violin.
Serving the Tiftarea since 2009
TIFTON'S CHARLESTON CARTER NAMED COMMUNITY SERVANT
OF YEAR AT VSU EVENT
Charleston L. Carter, the court administrator for the Tifton Judicial Circuit, was presented the 2016 Community Servant of the Year Award at Valdosta State University's 15th Annual Multicultural Sankofa Celebration on Friday, May 6.
Carter, a VSU alumnus, coordinated the successful Dr. Shirley H. Hardin Paying It Forward Scholarship to be endowed in 2017.
Sankofa is an annual celebration of VSU's graduates and their academic accomplishments. The event was hosted by Valdosta State's African American Studies Department.
FASHION WITH A PASSION
Aero Boutique, Belk, Julie's Closet, Plantation 59
Showcased in Fashion Show at Leroy Rogers Center T
Styles from Aero Boutique, Belk, Julie's Closet, and Plantation 59 are featured in tonight's
Fashion with a Passion Beauty in Bloom
6 p.m. today
, Tuesday, at
Leroy Rogers Senior Center
(LRSC). Here, t
he Fashion Show committee of
GFWC Tifton Twentieth Century Library Club
discusses last-minute details with Fran Kinchen, LRSC director. The club is hosting the Fashion with a Passion fashion show. Pictured from left are
Sandi Newman, Kristie Shiver, Kinchen, Shirene Daniell and Genie McCook
. Admission is $20 at the
door and includes a catered dinner. Proceeds benefit an ABAC scholarship and community literacy.
"Best-Selling Truck for 39 Straight Years"
511 West 7th Street
2 ABAC STUDENTS GET LEADERSHIP AWARDS
Gabe Strother, a senior natural resource major from
Amanda Stitt, a senior diversified agriculture major from
Sharpsburg, both students at
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, were recently presented
Larry Allen Leadership Awards.
Jerry Baker, dean of ABAC's
School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, pictured at center above, presented the awards,
annually to students within the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources who best exemplify the characteristics demonstrated and encouraged by Dr. Larry D. Allen, who was division chairman from 1994-2005.
The characteristics include solid academic performance, strong leadership skills, devotion to the agriculture and natural resources division and a genuine desire to improve the world.
UGA TIFTON DAIRY
"First Grade Field Day" was held at the
UGA Tifton Campus dairy last week. Local first-graders visited and saw
farm animals up close and personal.
In photo at left, UGA Extension poultry scientist
Jennifer Tucker, an assistant professor in the Animal Dairy Science Department on the University of Georgia Tifton Campus, talks to kids at the campus dairy.
Later this week, the campus hosts
third-grade pupils for Agriculture and Environmental Awareness Day.
TIFT'S 'TALK' CLASS WRAPS UP YEAR
Congratulations to the eighth graders at Eighth Street Middle School who completed the year-long TALK
(Tomorrow's Aspiring Leaders: Kids)
program. The leadership program is conducted by the Tifton-Tift
Chamber of Commerce.
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