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HOGANSVI HOME NEWS, THURSDAY, UL/I'OI3ER O, z..uuU   , , , Silent Auction Enhance festival The very best of Hogansville's many fine restaurants ill be the highlight of this year's Hummingbird Festival on Friday, October 20 at the elegant Grand Hotel. by Gaby's Caf6 and Bistro, Hogans' Heroes, The Caf6 and Johnny Brown's Barbeque, the din- is a multi course affair that includes wine, entertain- one of the area's best silent auctions. Up for bid at the silent auction are a collector's first edi- Civil War prints, a handmade quilt and other beauti- items both artistic and collectible. Access to the auction guests at the dinner. , Tickets are available at the Grand Hotel (706-637-8828), person. All profits go to the restoration of the Royal (Hogansville's City Hall). Food will also be an important element of the Festival and Country Fair starting Saturday, 21 and continuing on Sunday. Nearly a quarter of great cooking, Southern otherwise. Hogansville's churches will lead the way in this lip-smacking endeavor with pancake breakfasts, black- eYed peas and additional goodies. "The food's delicious," says Wanda Lowe, one of the fes- tival organizers, "with all of that old-time goodness. It's all so great that when you fill up you want to go back for more even if you can only rub it in your hair." Special this year is the Hogansville High Class Reunion, reunites alumni from all former classes. Events are throughout the festival and include a 1950s sock ) at the old Greenwave Gym, 7-11 p.m. Admission is $5.00 it is open to the general public. For additional informa- reunion events, please contact Wanda Lowe at 706- 5982. The Hummingbird Festival and Country Fair also lea- an assortment of games, rides and entertainment Hogansville's antique shops and the craft booths. clowns, local politicians, street singers, cloggers a Sunday full of Gospel music stress the festival's faro- fun theme. "We want the Hummingbird Festival and Country Fair help make Hogansville everyone's hometown," says Bill festival chairman. "We want everyone to have feel the fellowship of a small town on a gorgeous day in beautiful West Georgia." All profits of the Hummingbird Festival and Country an- go to the Hogansville Charitable Trust for city rest0ra- Plans Homecoming Homecoming will be held at Primrose United Methodist Church 11:00 a.m. Sunday, October 8. Wayne Hester will be the guest Special music will be provided by Derick Bernard. The pas- Rev. David Pickard. Everyone is invited to attend. Awaits Paralympics From Page 1A ninth in the dis- throw and thirteenth in the dash of all competi- from more than 125 coun- Martin, now 35 years old, has named to the U.S. Team for the sec- consecutive time, Martin says he will concen- on his discus throw pri- since he has had sever- during the year. "I just do not have enough to heal," he said. "My knee not let me improve before trip to Sydney. That is way concentrating on getting my discus." I intend ake it my bread and butter for the trip down under, He run the 4X100 and 4X400 relays and throw the in Sydney. said USABA nation- track coach John Kerman if he focus all his train- the discus, then he'll be of the top throwers in the Martin is the current U.S holder of pentathlon and indoor 10ng jump. He is four time pentathlon national cham- pion long jump from 1996-2000. He is the three time nation- al discus champion from 1997- 2000. He won the national shot put championship in 1995 and in 1998 at the world champi- onships, Martin came in fifth place in the pentathlon. Martin is married and resides in Atlanta. He has been a tutor in computer literacy to blind children. He is a motiva- tional speaker and a member of disability rights advocate and founder of the non-profit organ- ization "On The Curve, Inc.", which raises money to help fund the training,, traveling and equipment of elite blind ath- letes.The ParalympicS began in Rome in 1960 with 400 com- petitors from 23 countries. The 2000 Paralympic Games will take place in Sydney, Australia on October 18-29. Vincent's mother, Bardell Martin of Hogansville said noth- ing could keep her from being in Sydney for her son. "I have always supported him,"she said, "but I have never felt sorry for him. You have to play the hand God deals you." 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