2009-12-09 / Datebook


Christmas decorations contest to be held Dec. 14

The annual Christmas decorations contest, sponsored by the Millen Garden Council, will be held Monday, Dec. 14, with judging taking place from 6-10 p.m. Lights must be on during this time period.

Judging will be done from the street or driveway. Ribbons will be awarded to first, second, third and fourth places. Homes will be judged in one category and one ribbon awarded. A yard sign will be placed at the first place, blue ribbon, winners’ homes, church or businesses.

The divisions for the contest are Division I: Class I – Homes – Overall Traditional, may include outdoor displays; Class II – Homes – Overall Fantasy, may include outdoor displays; Class III – Doorways; and Class IV – Windows.

Toys for Tots deadline is Dec. 14

The Toys for Tots campaign, sponsored by the Council of Churches, is currently underway. Donations are needed for 92 families with 245 children, ages 0-17. The deadline for making donations is Monday, Dec. 14. The date and time of distribution of the toys will be announced later.

Donations, including monetary contributions, may be dropped off at the Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center on Barney Avenue.

Screven Tour of Homes announced

The Screven County Garden Club presents the Christmas Tour of Homes 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. Tickets may be purchased at Rebecca’s, the Soda Gallery, Sylvania Antique- Books-Collectibles or at any of the eight homes on the day of the tour. Shannon Vineyards is also on the tour from 2:30- 5:30 p.m.

39’ers to meet Dec. 21

The 39’ers will meet noon Monday, Dec. 21. A covered dish lunch will be served, and program of Christmas music is planned.

Visitors are welcome.

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