Stories from Poulan is Now at the Library

Look who made a visit to Sylvester and to The Margaret Jones Public Library. Harris West visited the library to present his book, Stories From Poulan, to the Margaret Jones Public Library. The staff at the library encourages you to come by and check out this book about his experience growing up in Poulan. The Martin News purchased a copy several months ago and enjoyed reading up on the days from Poulan. Be sure to stop by and check yours out today. This book recounts the author’s experience of growing-up and coming of age in a small cotton mill town in south Georgia during the Post Depression Era. Poverty is the prevailing theme and is interwoven with religion, sex, death, violence, segregation, and family relationships. It’s great to be able to have authors from our home town and area to bring back stories of the past to us now and for our children in the future. Thank you Mr. Harris for providing Margaret Jones Public Library with a copy of your book for others to enjoy.

Chamber News

The Sylvester – Worth County Chamber of Commerce stays busy all the time but this time of year, they hit the floor running every day from sun up to sun down, super busy. The Charity Golf Tournament sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Festival is Friday, October 20th. The tournament is now taking sponsors and 3 person teams. Spots are limited. Contact Robbie Newton (229) 206-3860, Ricky Hortman (229) 347-3417, or Kerry Helms (220)881-9950 today! This will be the kick off to the festivities for the Peanut Festival.

The Chamber supports their members and wants to help them be successful.. The 2017 Bark in the Park is over and here a few words from Chamber Member, Shelly McPhaul with Best Friends Humane Society. “Time to pack up and store supplies until next year. There are so many to thank I must do it by group, as I am bound to miss someone. First, must be the city of Sylvester employees. The effort made after Irma to put the park back in shape was amazing. Not only did they get power back on for many of us, they also cleaned up the fallen trees in the park and enabled the show to go on as scheduled! Our volunteers are a gift beyond measure. From those who helped the day of the event to the steadfast crew who can always be counted upon no matter what the task may be – you know who you are – I can’t say enough about how much you are appreciated. Our sponsors make the event possible. Special thanks go to Sylvester Animal Hospital for the ongoing support for the shelter and BFHS activities. Our participants add so much to the event by the variety of products, information & services they offer. The BFHS staff are the folks with boots on the ground rescuing animals in need & providing a safe home and the opportunity for a second chance. Thank you for committing to a job more difficult than most people can imagine. And finally a sincere thank you to our community. You are the support that keeps the doors to the shelter open. Thank you for making the time to attend Bark in the Park and giving your support to Best Friends Humane Society in Worth County”. Bark in the Park was great so if you were not able to make it this year, please make plans to attend next year. Personal Finance Service has some great news.. They are now taking payments for Georgia Power, AT&T, Mediacom and More. The Sylvester Local has been busy hiding rocks so be sure to look around town for the ones they have hid. The Gift Barn has nearly the WHOLE store on sale . Their jewelry is still 40% off, bags and purses 40% off, candles are 40% off, and our clothes are now 40 % off!! Also don’t forget for every 10 dollars spent you will receive a {BARN BUCK} which redeems for 1 dollar at their new location, opening October 5th. Make plans now to see Mr. Brent Saunders. He will be playing on October 6th at Isabella Station. So Shane asks that we all please come out and support local live music. Thank you Shane for the invite and for planning great things for our city! All Care South is excited to have Faith McGee as part time office staff! Faith is a senior at Worth County High School and is already a Certified Nursing Assistant. She is a part of the work study program at WCHS and plans to one day be a nurse. Welcome to Faith McGee.

Thank you Sylvester – Worth County Chamber of Commerce for all you do for our community!

Make plans now to attend the festivities planned for Sylvester and Worth County.