Yard sales, birthdays, candles, & more
By Betty Moore
An upcoming event. On Saturday, May 17 there will be the Giant Yard Sale at Buckhead City Park from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. It is sponsored by Keep Morgan County Beautiful Committee. You may have a table space for $10. To use a table and have a space it is $20. All of your sale proceeds are yours to keep. The Buckhead Fire Station will have a concession stand. Kirk Moore from Madison Gardens will be there. For rentals call Pat Pedley at 706-342-4636 or Linda Thoman at 706-342-3156. Please notice the signs that Pat and Linda have placed at different locations that read “Respect Buckhead – Don’t Litter.” Let’s all respect all of your roadsides!
For your candle needs call Jo Ann Roberts or a member of the Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel Youth Group. The sale of the $10 candles will help pay for the youth trip to Florida on June 21-27 to the “Summer Explosion.”
The Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel ladies group is gathering summer items for the Southern Baptist Children’s Homes. They are accepting donations of beech towels, beach balls, flip-flops, suntan oil etc. You may contact Bonnie Bishop at 770-365-4904.
Bill and Ann Gwathney attended the graduation of their granddaughter Kori from Toccoa Baptist College.
The Buckhead Baptist Church is having repairs and painting on their sanctuary.
Pam Hendrix and sons had supper on Sunday with George and Laura Lohr. G. W. celebrated his eighth birthday. Happy birthday G.W.!
A belated happy birthday to Whitney Rae Mealor that was April 17. She was 11 years old and celebrated at home with a pizza party with 30 friends and family. They had finger food and cake and a great time with the Brat theme. Four girls spent the night. Her mother Rachael Thurmond and family sent a heart full of love on that day and every day.
The AWANA at the Buckhead Baptist Church is doing well with about 40 to 50 that attend. The adults enjoy a study on “Experiencing God.”
Scott and Jennifer Doran spent their fifth anniversary in Bermuda. For Mother’s Day Steve and Jo Ann Bryant, Joy Bryant and C. J. and Connie Gulley, and Scott and Jennifer Doran went out to eat. I always enjoyed talking to Jo Ann.
Grayson and Frieda White and Christine White from Atlanta celebrated Mother’s Day with Frieda’s mother, Norma Parsons at Athens.
Kennon and Rebekah Howell spent the weekend with John and Gail Wade.
The Buckhead Baptist Church honored the most mature mother who was Cindy Walker’s mother. The mother with the most children and grandchildren was Carol Hilsman.
At Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel the mothers were presented a rose, a pen and book mark at the morning service. Gary Snoderly presented a beautiful tribute to mothers that he had written. Gary is very gifted with his writing and his music. The ladies will meet on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for their monthly meeting.
“Chip” Slaughter saw his aunt and uncle at Loganville on Saturday. “Chip” told me that his late wife Jayne did beautiful crochet work. She was taught when she was a young woman by a non-English speaking woman that happened to be of German descent. The lady had her son relay her instructions to Jayne. Jayne not only learned well but she designed many beautiful pieces which people saw in many locations. “Chip” encouraged her years ago to enter some of her work in a craft fair. She had 19 entries. She won 14 first places. Remarkable! Their home is decorated with her work. He told me that she also did oil painting. What a wonderful talented woman that she was and I might not have heard the rest from “Chip” yet! But God called her home to enjoy His heavenly beauty.
Dr. Milton and Ethel Norrell spent Friday night with Rassey and Edna Smith. Their daughter came from South Carolina on Saturday to take them there to spend Mother’s Day and their fifth anniversary.
Josh, Laura, Andy, Jackie and Nathan Wheat and Anna and Natalie Ross carried Natalie Wheat out Friday for Mother’s Day. Jackie spent Saturday in Athens with her mother.
We spent a quiet day here at home on Mother’s Day. Beverly is with us and Linda, who lives in Atlanta, was sick and did not come.
“Chip” Slaughter told me that Jayne’s sister and her daughter are trying to raise $2200 so that they can take part in the Susan G. Komen Walk in October in Atlanta. They would do this in memory of Jayne. I am sure that they can raise this much.
Grace Bible Church Youth had a musical program on Wednesday night.