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FEB. 13, 2018
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Attendees view exhibits at the South Georgia Home Showcase this morning.
S.GA. HOME
SHOWCASE TODAY
EXHIBITS, DEMONSTRATIONS, DOOR PRIZES

The South Georgia Home Showcase, a trade show and education event, opened at 8 a.m. today and continues until 7 p.m. at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center.

More than 100 manufacturer and supplier exhibitors are highlighting their building and home improvement products. These global, regional and local companies are sharing their latest products, materials, technologies and best practices for building and renovating your home.
 
The full day of activities features live product, project and cooking demonstrations, and tours of the UGA Future Farmstead, a net-zero energy house. AIA continuing education classes are offered, and USDA is hosting seminars on its Rural Home Loan program.

The day concludes with "Sunset Tifton" on the show floor, a reception hosted by the Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce. Throughout the day, attendees have a chance to win more than $20,000 in door prizes.
 
The grand prize is a Kohler Whole House propane-powered generator, valued at $10,000, donated by Conger LP Gas
Tifton Tourism Director Tyron Spearman shows some of the door prizes being given away at the home showcase.

 "If you're planning on building or remodeling, the showcase is an event you don't want to miss," said Dan Richardson of Conger LP Gas. "We believe first-hand product information direct from the manufacturers will help both builders and homeowners make educated decisions on the products they use in their next project."

Jay Short of Short & Paulk added that "Our intent is to bring the building products shows, that we attend, to our customers in South Georgia. Contractors and homeowners will have the opportunity to learn the pros and cons of a wide array of building products."
 
If you haven't p re-registered to attend, registration at the door is $10 with the proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity
 
The event is sponsored by Short & Paulk, Conger LP Gas, University of Georgia-Tifton Campus, Tifton Tourism Board, Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce and USDA-Rural Development.


HELLO GORGEOUS!
NONPROFIT TO PROVIDE  FREE MAKEOVERS
TO LOCAL CANCER PATIENTS

Hello Gorgeous!, a nonprofit organization offering complimentary, professional makeovers and cosmetic education to women battling cancer, is coming to Tifton.

Posh Salon of Tifton has become an affiliate of the organization and will be  providing monthly makeovers  to deserving local women battling any type of cancer. The first surprise makeover has been set for Monday, March 12.

Anyone may nominate friends or loved ones, who are facing cancer, by going online at www.hellogorgeous.org 

The woman chosen  will be surprised by friends and family with a reveal party at a local restaurant.

Hello Gorgeous! is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to creating a happy, positive experience for women as they battle cancer.



BRINGING STATE ISSUES
TO TIFTON CLASSROOOM

State Rep. Clay Pirkle, R-Ashburn, speaks about the legislative process to social studies students on Friday at Eighth Street Middle School in Tifton.

Students got engaged with real-world situations and had many questions for Pirkle.
ROTARY HEARS
ABOUT VIETNAM
FROM COPTER PILOT

Retired U.S. Army Capt. Peter Candler spoke last Wednesday to the Rotary Club of Tifton about his experiences in the Vietnam War.

Candler was a  helicopter pilot in Vietnam. He also was a boyhood friend and neighbor in Atlanta of Tifton Rotarian Mike Brumby.


UGA TIFTON STUDENTS ATTEND
AG SCIENTISTS CONFERENCE

The University of Georgia Tifton Campus was represented by several students last week at the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists Conference in Jacksonville, Fla.

Pictured from left are  Collier Mutert, Brandon Dowling, Kelly PaulkPete Perrin and Will Mims

BEAST FEAST FEATURES WILDLIFE

The Wildlife Society at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College hosts its sixth annual Beast Feast on March 3 in the conference room of the Georgia Museum of Agriculture.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are $15. Seating is limited, and the past two events were sellouts.

The wildlife supper allows patrons to sample a variety of dishes prepared from venison, wild hog, ducks, geese, alligator, bobcat, various fish species and more.  Several raffles will be held for items including a rifle and framed prints.

For information and tickets, contact Dr. William Moore, professor and forest resources department head, at 229-391-4805 or Dr. Jason Scott, associate professor, at 229-391-4804.

POSITION NOW AVAILABLE!
Pianist
at
Tifton First United 
Methodist Church

107 W 12th St., Tifton, Ga.

Tifton First United Methodist Church has an opening for a church pianist.
This is a part-time position.

The pianist is responsible for preparing for and practicing with
 the chancel choir, orchestra and ensemble on Wednesday evenings
for about two hours and for playing at Sunday traditional services
 at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., as well as at special services.  

Interested persons should contact Angie Carr at  musicdirector@tiftonfumc.org or call

229-382-6100

VALENTINE'S DANCE ON FRIDAY
AT LEROY ROGERS SENIOR CENTER

"Wanna get on the Love Boat?" -- t hat's the question being asked by the group " SELF," or"Seniors Enjoying Life Forever."

SELF is having its  Valentine's dance this  Friday, Feb. 16 , at the
Leroy Rogers Senior Center in  Tifton .

Doors open at 6 p.m. Seniors are asked to bring a  friend and a food dish -- and wear their very best red  clothes!

 

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