Don’t look now but it’s back to school time, y’all

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By Dianne Lively Yost

Momma’s been practicin’ her Morgan County school bus route all ding dang week y’all! That’s right! Momma’s gonna be drivin’ one of them brand spankin’ new Morgan County School System buses complete with air conditioning and seatbelts! Sing it with me: “She’ll be drivin’ around the neighborhood when she comes! She’ll be drivin’ round the neighborhood when she comes . . .” Lord have mercy!

So y’all check out the super fantastic special Back to School section in this week’s paper! You’ll find some of our most fun advertisers offerin’ up some deals too! I’m talkin’ ‘bout Barkin’ Dogs Shoe Co. located at 172 South Main Street in Madison! Honey Vickie is havin’ a summer shoe sale with 50% off! Stop the school bus! And what ‘bout Muzzy’s located at 202 West Washington St., next to the fabulous Madison Tea Room! Honey Tammy is flat gonna give you 25% off one regularly priced item! Muzzy’s is a super fantastic shop with great t-shirts, jewelry, jackets, accessories and more! I can’t wait! Lilywind’s Kids is all over this back-to- school-business with 50% off ALL licensed Georgia items! Oh. My. Gosh! Get those kids ready for the ballgame y’all! Lilywind’s is located right down from Muzzy’s at 206 West Washington Street across from Town Park!

But that ain’ all y’all! Triplett Family Chiropractic located at 255 North Main Street in Madison is gonna offer a back to school special for kids and you’re not gonna believe this deal – A free Scoliosis check and Thermal scan! Wow!  Hey and Quick Loans of Morgan County located at 1512-K Eatonton Highway is the place to go for extra cash! And, don’t forget y’all! If you want your kids smilin’ bright for those school pictures, get over to Pagett & Whetzel Family and Cosmetic Dentistry! They’re located at 1880 Bethany Road in Madison! Check out all of these great ads in our special back to school section!

And, back to school isn’t all that’s happenin’! Honey the wait is almost OVER! Antique Sweets is fixin’ to REOPEN . . . Maybe as soon as August 1 so keep your eyes peeled! The great news is that Antique Sweets is hostin’ a grand reopening August 5 and 6! Momma is gonna be the first in line ‘cause it’s been ages since she’s had a delicious Bulldog bite! Yummmmy! Ok Antique Sweets is located at 127 South Main Street in Madison! Cannot wait!

Hey and Morgan County just wouldn’t be Morgan County without our beautiful Madison-Morgan Cultural Center! Let’s help them raise money for programming efforts in their second annual “Lotto Love for the Arts” Raffle Fundraiser! Ok so this year-long weekly raffle has 52 amazing prizes, each valued at $300 or more! Plus there’s a super fab grand prize! Each ticket is only $50 and honey you’ll have 52 chances to win! I like the odds y’all! Oh and when you purchase a ticket you’re eligible to purchase an additional $10 ticket for an exclusive grand prize of a four-night stay at a mountain getaway in beautiful Cashiers, North Carolina! WOW! You can get your tickets from the Cultural Center, volunteers who are sellin’ them all over the place and at these fantastic businesses: Amelia’s, Barkin’ Dogs Shoe Co., BB&G, Madison Chophouse Grille, Madison Square Collection, Pure Bliss Spa, Town & Country and last but not least Whidby Jewelers! Get your ticket today and keep watchin’ the Morgan County Citizen for more info and for weekly winners!

Ding dang! I flat near forgot! This weekend will mark Madison’s most popular festival: The Firefly Festival at Town Park! Remember, Friday is Family Frolic kid’s night at Town Park with stilt walkers, music, inflatables, kids crafts and more from 6:30 p.m. til 8:30 p.m. Feed the kids before you get there! This is a ticketed event where kids (12 and under) pay $5 each and parents are free! Oh and Main Street Vet and the Humane Society of Morgan County will be there so it’s ok to bring your dog on a leash but honey you have got to scoop the poop!

Hey but Saturday is Date Night in Town Park with Sweetwater Junction! The concert is from 7:30 p.m. til 9:30 p.m. with gates opening at 6:30! Tickets are $10 and kids 13 and under get in free! I’ll see all y’all there!

Yikes! Outta space again! I’ll see all y’all next week. Same time. Same award-winnin’ Morgan County Citizen newspaper!

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