Buckhead to celebrate 100 years
By Betty Moore
To any of you Buckhead resident or have been residents there will be the 100th anniversary of the time that Buckhead was chartered in 1908 at 10 a.m. on May 31, there will be a tractor parade from downtown to the city park. Festivities will begin at 10:30 a.m. There will be old-fashioned events such as sack races, greased pole or greased pig, and other fun events. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available. The place to be for those that are from the real Buckhead is on Saturday, May 31 at 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Buckhead.
As to sack race, I did that as a child. It was really fun. I put everything into it to win.
The recent Keep America Beautiful event that was at the Buckhead Park was a great success with about 26 spaces rented. This was good for the first year. Thanks to Pat Pedley and Linda Thoman for a job well done. There were lots of signs that read “Keep Buckhead Beautiful – don’t litter.” Well, someone wanted to have signs for themselves. So they stopped to gather the signs to carry home. That wasn’t a funny thing. These signs belonged to us all for our benefit. If these signs have grown feet maybe they will walk back. Hint!
Pat and Linda, along with Brenda Thompson from Rutledge and Carol Blow went to Athens-Clarke recycling center. It was very educational. They saw first hand what could be made from recycled items. They saw pencils and blue jeans, etc.
Pat and Linda came to live at Buckhead from other areas. Pat works in Atlanta, but these girls have enough interest in their adopted hometown to be very involved. There is the interest in the Humane Society, Animal Control and Solid Waste. Other times they pickup roadside trash that many so carelessly flip from the car window. Good work, girls!
There were some 200 plus animals that were spay-neutered. So that took many unwanted animals from being homeless. So that’s good work there too, girls. There is more to come. So watch this space.
Larry and Maudie Jordan visited her sister, Judy Gilbert at Lake Sinclair on Sunday night.
Sara Nell Bonner, Rachael Thurmond and Whitney went to Winder for a reunion with Juston, Nola and Will Bonner from Jacksonville. They enjoyed a cookout with Hope and James Stinchcomb. Hope and James took the family gathering to announce that they will be new parents. This will be another great-grandchild for Sara Nell Bonner. Congratulations.
John Milliken proudly announces that his granddaughter, Anna Davis was awarded a trophy and a $800 savings bond for outstanding achievement with grades of 96 or above from Pre-K to grade five at the Mansfield Elementary School. What makes it more outstanding is the fact that Anna is totally deaf. Congratulations to Anna for a job that was well done.
John Milliken was at the Mansfield Elementary School for the day of achievement and was with Gail and Ken Davis. He spent Friday night and Saturday with Susan and Marlin Blackburn.
The Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel had a candle-lighting service for the servicemen who lost their lives in war. On Sunday night they had a singing.
Shane and Sherry Stevens spent Memorial Day with family at Covington.
McKayla and Garnett Alliston recently won prizes with their goats at a show in Monroe. Congratulations.
Jean and Buddy Phillips and Tera and Chris Barrett spent Memorial Day with Buddy’s other daughter Staci Dye at Loganville.
Beatrice Smith, Laura Metcalf and Carrie Harper came to see Rassey and Edna Smith. They all live at Eatonton. Congratulations to Beatrice who was 92 years old on May 28.
John and Gail Wade went to the Chick Piano Company for a piano recital for Claire Coberly. Claire is a granddaughter.
Grayson White met with the Charles Whites on Sunday at Amicholar Falls. On Monday he went to Mrs. Parsons to be with Frieda and Christie from Atlanta.
Bible School will be at Buckhead Baptist Church June 9 – 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p. with many outside activities. Grades through the seventh will be involved.
Margaret Bell is a new great-grandmother. Christie and Matt have a new son.
Connie Gulley and Joy Bryant spent a few days at St. Augustine, Fla.
We spent a quiet day at home for Memorial Day. Beverly cooked out. It was so good.
Grace Bible Church had a good singing.