Tuesday, January 18, 2011

YOU ARE THERE - January 21, 1976

Snow fell but quickly melted, but there was enough to justify a page of pictures. Billy and Ronald Poole made front page by chopping firewood in the snow.

Windsor wrote about the week's highlights: Watching "The Other Side of the Mountain", Sportsman's Club catered by Shotgun, Boys basketball team squeaked by Montgomery, the  snow Saturday.

Ricks wrote about the February 1895 blizzard that lasted two weeks.  Even Darien got four inches.

Soperton Jaycees braved the snow Saturday to build sheltered dugouts at the recreation center. It was Jaycee Week and Simons Store honored the young men in their regular ad.

A fire knocker was received from the Forestry Department to be used by county and city.

Early donors on the athletic weight machine included: Billy Braddy, Pete Phillips, W. W. Kea, Gillis Brothers, and Danny Donaldson.

It was Hi-Y and Tri-Hi-Y Week and the Bank of Soperton honored the members at Treutlen High in their weekly ad.

Richard Dennard was selected for 1976 Georgia Leadership Program.

William A. Ricks
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1 comment:

Jack E. Josey, Jr. said...

Coach Cochran had two or three of us at the main intersection of town with coffee cans on a Saturday morning, collecting money for the new weight machine. Thirty-five years ago...wow.