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A u ERY SPECIAL GUEST!! The Hogansville Pi|ot Club had a very special guest visit and speak to members. Find out who that speaker was... PAGE 2A The Serving the Hogansville-Grantville Area Since 1944 VOL. 72, NO. 39 HILLE GEORGIA - THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 6 PAGES , 1 S ECTION So000 Much THERE IS ALWAYS FUN AND EXCITEMENT AT THE HOGANSVILLE LIBRARY- Some of the chil- dren in Hogansville enjoyed stories, songs and finger- prints about squirrels during pre-school story time at the Hogansville Libary last week. The children were allowed to make squirrel pic- tures of their own and they were so proud of their work. There is always something fun and interesting going on at the Hogansville Library. Stop by and find out just how much fun learning can be. Teache Honore00 BURKETT HONORED- Laurie Burkett, an EIP Reading Teacher for Hogansville Elementary School has completed her PhD in Education with a spe- cialization in Curriculum and Instruction at Capella University. The title of Dr. Burkett's dissertation was "Brain-Based Learning: A Study on How Teachers Implement Strategies in the Traditional Classroom." She was honored by the Troup County Board of Education last week for her accom- plishment. Hummingbird,00,00 Activiti-es Begin 51( Run Scheduled for Ot;t,00ber 11 By ANDY KOBER The inaugural Hummingbird Festival 5K Run will be held Saturday, Oct. 11, beginning at the Tower Trail. The start time has been tentatively sched- uled for 9 a.m., but is subject to change. The entry fee for the Hummingbird Festival 5K Run has been set at $25, and those registered will receive a commemorative t- shirt. Online registration is now available by emailing hogansviUehumming- bird5k@gmail.com Proceeds from the 5K Run will benefit continued development of the Tower Trail project. As currently established, the route begins at Hogansville Elementary School at the Tower Trail Walking Trail. It will follow the walking trail then turn left onto Oak Street, and left again on Taliaferro Drive. The run- ners will turn left onto Maple DAve, then east on Main Street, travel through the downtown area, and turn on College Street. From College Street, the route turns onto Keith Street, then turns right on Johnson Street, left for a short distance on Commerce, and left onto Church Street. The route turns right on Granite Street and back to Hogansville Elementary School. Jason Stewart is coordinating the Hummingbird Festival 51( Run. Poker Tournament This :,00Iturday By ANDY KOBER The Hummingbird Festival Poker Tournament will be held thisSaturday. The annual tournament is held at Hawg Heaven BBQ and is a No Limit Texas Hold 'Em tournament. Signups begin at noon with the first deal scheduled for I p.m. The First Place winner will receive $500, followed by $300 for second place and $200 for third place. The poker tournament will include a 50/50 raffle and a Lone W01f pot. The tournament will be facilitated by Acesand8sPoker. Proceeds from the poker tournament ben- efit the Hummingbird Festival. The suggested donation t be in the tour- * nametit is $40, which pr0,Hdes $3,520 in chips.   i aVar ..more information regarding the Various-add-ons could give a player a start- Hummingbird Festival Poker "lburnament, ing cache of $6,520 in chips. : stopbyHawgHeaven BBQ. Walking Dead Part of Silent 00,uction By ANDY KOBER Fans of the hit television sbow'Walking Dead take note, a commemorative item will be available during the Hummingbird Festival Dinner and Silent Auction. Donated by area resident and professional stuntman Jay Pearson, the item is a framed still photo of Pearson as "Riot Gear Zombie" being fended off by actress Lauren Cohan, who plays the part of Maggie Greene. Pearson has appeared in a number of Walking Dead scenes, though is admittedly hard to pick out. The framed collection includes Walking Dead mem- orabilia and a "Riot Gear Zombie" action figure. This year represents the 17th Annual Hummingbird Festival Dinner and Silent Auction and is scheduled to be held in the Vintage White Barn at Victoria Belle Mansion on Thursday, OcL 16. The reception will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner served GOING FOR THE,THROAT - Stuntman Jay Pearson has donated this Walking Dead memorabiliato the Hummingbird Festival Dinner and Silent Auction. Pearson is portraying "Riot Gear Zombie" and is being fended off by actresses Lauren Cohan, as Maggie Greene. about 7 p.m. This gives those attending time to socialize and view the 'various silent auction items. Festival organ- izer Mary Stewart said this silent auction will include some the best items in the his- tory of the Hummingbird Festival dinner and Silent Auction. Chef Matt Preble and Professional Touch Catering are returning to provide the meal. This year, music will be provided by Eric Edwards. Reservations are required and tickets can be obtained by calling 706-333- 2520. Paint the Town Pink Cancer Event This Saturday The ninth annual Paint the Town Pink, a breast cancer awareness event and celebra- tion for survivors, will be held this Saturday, September 27th. Tents will be open from 9:30a.m. to 1:30p.m. in downtown LaGrange with women's health awareness brochures available. Screenings will be offered includ- ing free clinical breast exams. Vouchers for free Mammograms to those who qualify and information on Women's Health and Wellness topics, This year's theme is "War Against Breast Cancer". We will recognize all mili- tary active duty and veterans present at 10 a.m. Entertainment throughout the rest of the morning will include: Kaylee King, the Chattahoochee Rhythm Keepers; LaGrange College Trio; Stars & Stripes Twirling/Dance. The HOPE walkers will arrive on the square at l:00pm to start the closing ceremo- ny. Raffles will be sold throughout the morn- ing Raffle Tickets can be purchased for 3 big items plus numerous smaller items: THE ACTIVE Life "Golden Sew 'N' Sews" donated a Handmade Quilt. Tickets will be on sale for $1 per ticket. $5 each for a chance to win a Micargi Tahiti Pink Beach Cruiser - 26" with white basket. $5 raffle ticket. Loy's Office Supplies donated a Zody Task Chair, Fabric Seat and Back; has a passive pelvic support and a patent-pending, user-selected, asymmetrical lumbar support system. $1 raffle tickets for smaller items donat- ed by local merchants. Drawings will take place every 30 min- utes for the smaller items. The drawing for all three "BIG" items will be held @ 12:30pm. All raffle tickets sold will benefit Breast Friends for Life whose goal is to help local women facing breast cancer find hope, sup- port and answers. i m Kebui dtng ale r00am00l Johnson | Justin Cooper