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Regular Monthly Community Events
Thanks and Prayers for Military

Pike County Post 197, The American Legion, Department of Georgia and Prayer Power of Georgia 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 www.prayerpower4u.net (770-689-7549) or pikepost197@gmail.com (770-468-4177).

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.

Prayer Power Sponsoring Community Prayer Time

Prayer Power of Georgia is offering a new community event. Each month we will hold a prayer gathering for everyone who wishes to learn about prayer, that needs prayer, or is a prayer warrior who wishes to engage in prayer for those in the community and the world.

Prayer time will be held in the meeting room of the Oink Joint restaurant, on the square in Zebulon. On the first Tuesday of each month at 11:30 am till 12:30 pm and again 6:15 pm till 7:15 pm. This will be a drop in event. Come for prayer or to pray. Prayer requests are encouraged and may be done anonymously. There will be individual prayer as requested.

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.

Call Carl Carlson at 706-628-5336 for more information or 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 Go Into Effect May 1st

The EPD burning restrictions go into effect May 1, 2017 and will last through the summer months until October 1.

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.

American Legion Turkey Shoot to Be Held

Pike Post 197 American Legion Family will be holding a Turkey Shoot on Saturday, May 20th from 11 am to 4 pm at 2616 Old Meansville Road. Winner of the Shotgun Round will receive an AR-12. The Auxiliary will have lunch and snacks.

They are also selling tickets for some pretty awesome prizes. First prize is a Custom Hellbreaker AR-15. Second Prize is an FN FNS-9 (pistol). And Third Prize is 1,000 rounds of 5.56 ammo. The prize will be drawn on June 17, 2017. You do not need to be present to win, but you must be 21 to purchase a ticket. Tickets are $20 each.

For more information, contact Bill Payton, Sr. at 770-468-4177.

2017 Pike County Baccalaureate Service to Be Held

The 2017 Pike County Baccalaureate Service will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 5 p.m. Graduates need to be there at 4:30 p.m. The message will be brought to graduates by Shane Moore, Youth Pastor at Life Springs Church with Special Music by the Oak Hill Praise Team.

Wear your cap and gown. Bring your family. The community is invited. The 2017 Baccalaureate Service is for all graduating Seniors from Pike County Georgia. Public School, Private School, or Home Schooled.

The 2017 Pike County Baccalaureate Service is sponsored by Prayer Power of Georgia and Oak Hill Baptist Church. Click here to see pictures from last year's ceremony.

Pike County Memorial Day Observance Program

On 29 May 2016, the Pike County American Legion Post 197 Legion Family will host the Pike County Memorial Day Program at the south side of the Pike County Courthouse Square in Zebulon, Georgia. The public is invited to attend this event commencing at 10:00 a.m.

The Memorial Day program helps those in attendance remember and honor those military service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice for defending the freedoms that we as Americans currently enjoy. As part of the program, remarks on the highlights of the United States’ global war on terrorism and the definitions of Blue, Silver, and Gold Star Mothers will be presented.

Iraq killed in action, Lance Corporal Jeffrey Walker from Pike County will be honored with the reading of his military biography; and Gold Star Mother, Teresa Rutledge will be the Program’s guest speaker.

Veterans who died this past year in Pike County will be recognized and honored. A new wreath will be laid at the base of the Monument and Taps will be played in honor of all deceased Veterans.

WWII MIA Lt. Robert "Eugene" Oxford Finally Coming Home in June

The family of WWII MIA Airman First Lieutenant Robert “Eugene” Oxford requests the help of the community in welcoming home their loved one after 73 years. American Legion Pike Post 197 is urging the community to put out yellow ribbons and to line the roads as Lt. Oxford is returned home to his final rest in Concord, Georgia. Click here to read more.

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