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The Pike County Times, PO Box 843, Zebulon, Georgia 30295. Click here to donate through PayPal. Becky Watts: Phone # 770-468-7583 editor(@)pikecountytimes.com
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Regular Monthly Community Events
Prayers for Military

Pike County Post 197, The American Legion will hold a short service to offer thanks and prayers for our military on the first Monday of every month at 12:00 pm (noon). This is a monthly service that is held at the Veteran’s Memorial on the Pike County Courthouse grounds. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information contact pikepost197@gmail.com.

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Support Group to Meet

A support group for caregivers of family and friends who are diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease and dementia, held its first meeting on March 8, 2012 at Concord United Methodist Church. The group will meet the second Thursday of each month.

Caregivers of loved ones with memory loss are invited to attend. There will be a special informational program as well as the opportunity for conversation and fellowship. Refreshments will be provided. Separate supervised activities will be provided for loved ones with memory loss.

Contact Tammy Jarrett at 706-646-3949 or Gary Kemp at 770-584-2388 if you plan to attend or for more information.

Invitation to Pike County from Thomaston Toastmasters Club

Thomaston Toastmasters meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 12 - 1 p.m. at The Pie, 710 N. Church Street, Thomaston. Visitors are welcome. Anyone living or working within driving distance is welcome to attend. Visit us on Facebook for more information: www.facebook.com/ThomastonToastmasters

Pike County Republicans Meet

The Pike County Republican Party meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Pike County Senior Center located at 2488 Highway 19 N, Zebulon.

Pike County Democrats Meet

The Pike County Democratic Party meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 PM at A Novel Experience in Zebulon. Click here for more.

Pike County American Legion Family Meetings Are Held Monthly

The American Legion Auxiliary meets the first Tuesday of the Month at 6 p.m. The American Legion Post 197 meets the second Thursday of the Month at 7 p.m. The Sons of American Legion, Squadron 197 meets the second Sunday of the Month at 3:30 p.m.

All meetings are held at the Post 197 Building located at 645 Meansville Road in Zebulon, Georgia.

GED Classes Offered at Concord Baptist Church

GED classes and are offered at Concord Baptist Church (8670 Hwy. 18). Amy Tate is there every Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Students may also register for the program at the same location and times. All classes, books, and materials are free. Scholarships for GED testing fees are available. Contact Amy at atate@sctech.edu or 770-467-6036 for more information. (Amy spoke to Kiwanis of Pike last week. Thanks to Mike Cox and Kiwanis Club of Pike for this information.)

Pike Community Resource Network Changes Meeting Place

The Pike Community Resource Network meets on the first Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the Church of Joy located at 3080 Highway 362 W, Williamson.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Powell of the Pike Community Resource Network at 770-567-2930 or pikecommunityresourcenetwork@gmail.com.

Community Events
Pine Mountain Trail Association -"Roadside Trash Pickup"
Workday at FDR State Park

PINE MOUNTAIN - Do you want to help out in a project that will benefit many at a public venue? Does your group want to participate in a group project picking up trash and making a community asset shine? FDR Park is looking for volunteers to help with a roadside trash pickup. Workdays are FREE and volunteers of all ages are welcome. You do not have be a PMTA member to participate and you do not sign up in advance or call ahead. Just show up a few minutes before the stated start time.

Click here to find out more about this and a list of hikes at FDR Park. Please tell them that you read about this on Pike County Times and snap a selfie or two and send them to editor@pikecountytimes.com as you work or hike!

Burning Restrictions Are No longer in Effect

The EPD burning restrictions go into effect May 1, 2017 and last through the summer months until October 1 each year. ww.pikecountytimes.com/secondary/permit9.18.17.html

For more information visit the Georgia Forestry Commission’s web site at www.gatrees.org or call your local office of the Georgia Forestry Commission at (770)227-5522 or (706)646-6011. You can also contact the Georgia Environmental Protection Division at (404)362-2671.

Moody-Daniel Funeral Home Assisting With Operation Toy Soldier

Moody-Daniel Funeral Home in Zebulon will be celebrating their second year assisting with “Operation Toy Soldier,” a holiday toy drive that gives back to the local community’s service men and women and their families. As a partner of Veterans Funeral Care, Moody-Daniel Funeral Home supports Veterans and their families in any way possible to thank them for their service. Click here for more.

Bethel Baptist Church to Hold Revival

Bethel Baptist Church located at 448 Zebulon Road in Milner will be holding a revival November 26-29th. Service will start at 11AM on Sunday the 26 and at 7PM on Monday thru Wednesday. The evangelist will be Rev. Bill Saye.

All are welcome to join us. For more information, please call Mary Thomas at (770) 228-2420.

Darkness to Light Training to Be Offered in Williamson

Stewards of Children is an evidence-informed training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for parents, youth serving organizations, and other concerned individuals.

Join us for a 2 hour video based training. Hear from both survivors and professionals working in the field, discuss how to better protect children. Each participant will receive an interactive workbook and participate in a facilitator-led group discussion.

This training will be held on November 30, 2017 from 9 am – 11am at Church of Joy in Williamson located at 3080 Hwy 362 West. Registration Cost: $10.00 per person.

Please Contact: Michael Powell if you have any questions at 770-567-2930.

Come to the Whoville Themed Lighting of the City of Concord

The Lighting of Concord will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017. We will be using a “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” theme this year so please feel free to come dressed as your favorite Whoville character. Festivities will begin at 5:30 pm. Santa arrives at 6:30 pm. Click here for more.

Pike Post 197 American Legion to Honor Veterans

On Saturday, 2 December 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pike County School Auditorium on U.S. Route 19, Zebulon, the Pike County American Legion Family consisting of Post 197, Legion Auxiliary Unit 197, and Sons of the American Legion Squadron 197 will host the 2017 Pike County Memorial Annex Induction Ceremony. The 2017 Inductees are Sergeant Malcolm R. Carter, Technician Fifth Grade Virgil L. Middlebrooks, and Chief Petty Officer Willie L. King. Carter and Middlebrooks were killed in action during World War II and King during the Vietnam War. All are from the Meansville area.

Prior to the main event within the program, a POW/MIA special tribute will be given. This will be followed by an update of the contents of past inductee Lance Corporal Jeffrey Walker’s showcase. Gold Star Pins will be presented to Theresa Rutledge and Conner Walker. Lieutenant Robert Oxford’s change of status from missing-in-action to killed-in-action will be displayed as an adjoining shadow box to his current one in the Memorial Annex.

During the main portion of the induction ceremony program, the three inductee’s biographies will be read, special audio-video presentations will take place, and the shadow box of each inductee will be unveiled. The Class of 2017 will join nine other previous inductees. The Carter, Middlebrooks, and King families will be guests of honor.

You are invited to attend this ceremony in honor of these three heroes and their families, and increase your knowledge of Pike County history, the Second World War, and the Vietnam War. A reception will follow the ceremony.

Spalding SO Presents a Civilian Response to an Active Shooter Event

A Civilian Response to an Active Shooter Event presentation will be held at Oak Hill Baptist Church on December 5th from 6-9 pm. The Spalding County Sheriff department will presenting this program.

No RSVP is needed. Church members, security team personnel, or pastoral staff persons could benefit from this information.

Thanks to Brad Ward from Full Blown Firearms for letting me know about this event!

55th Annual City of Griffin Christmas Parade to Be Held

Join us for the 2017 55th Annual City of Griffin Christmas Parade on Thursday, December 7th at 7 PM, promoted by The Southside Riders Association. The theme this year will be an Old Fashioned Rock and Roll Christmas.

Floats, golf carts, cars, trucks, motorcycles, walking units, horses, etc. $20 entry fee per non-business, $25 entry fee per business entity. Staging begins at 5 p.m. Parade begins at 7 p.m.

We will line up at Home Depot, pick up walkers at Food Depot and end at 6th Street. Line up will begin at 4:30. This is an exciting time of the year for children of all ages. Join us and let's make this a great Christmas event!!

parade@southsideridersassociation.org for more information.

Barnesville Church of the Nazarene To Hold Cookie Sale

The Cookie Sale is back on Saturday, December 16th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Church and community members alike are welcome to purchase a variety of tasty, creative sweets for the Christmas season.

Choose which sweets you would like to take home for just $5 per pound. Proceeds benefit the Children's Activity Fund. Thanks for supporting our kids!

Barnesville Church of the Nazarene is located at 744 Veterans Parkway in Barnesville, Georgia at the corner of Hwy 41 and Thomaston Street.

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