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Page 2C April 4, 2018 porter Diners wait at Forsyth Little Caesar's on Monday to collect on the company's March Madness bet. Brackets bustedbut free lunch for #i6 win By Diane Glidewell news@mymcr.nef Forsyth's Little Caesars Restaurant joined in the franchise- wide give-away of free lunch on Monday, April 2 thanks to the March Madness of#16 seeded University of Maryland, Baltimore County beat- ing #1 seeded Virginia Cavaliers 74-54 on March 16. Little Caesars promised a lunch combo of four thick, hot slices of p.epperoni pizza and a 20-ounce drink from the Pepsi family to everyone if the unthinkable of#16 Heating & A/C, Inc. We Service All Brands of Heating & Air Conditioning Units Serving Monroe County & Surrounding Areas for over 40 years Free Estimates Financing Available Juliette Rd. Forsyth, GA 478-994-6127 Ga.Reg, CU 401419 turn to the expe-rts~ ~ ii~ ::; Little Caisar's staff was fast and courteous beating #1 happened, and it did. The wait was only about 10 minutes at the restaurant in Forsyth during most of the 11:30-1 p.m. window for the give away to pay off the lost best. Workers at the store were orga- nized and ready for the hungry group that arrived in response to Little Caesar's "Crazy Happens" advertisement. Students on Spring " Break, Department of Corrections personnel and lots of other locMs were happy to share in celebrating the Annual March Madness of col- lege basketball. Pictured, top, left to right, Ava McKallip, Rilyn McKallip, Lindsay Martin, Megan McLeod, McRae, Katie Thomason, Maggie Forrester, Emma Robinson; bottom, left to right: Chambers, Sarah Boyer. By Reggie 5ares Extension Program Assistant On March 9-11, Monroe County 4-H Juniors (7th & 8th graders) and Seniors (9th to 12th graders) traveled to Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton. On Friday evening, the 569 competi- tors listened to campaign speeches from the 50 youth that were running for Northeast District Junior and Se- nior Board of Directors. Early Satur- day morning the Project Achievement contest began. The Monroe County 4-H rs that were competitors were Juniors: Lexy Chambers in Better Breakfast (2nd Place), Abby Etheridge in Perform- ing Arts-Vocal (2nd Place), Emma McLeod in Horse (3rd Place), Me- gala McLeod in Horse (2nd Place), Bethany McRae in Sheep & Meat Goats (1 st Place), Emma Robinson in Festive Foods for Health (lst Place). Seniors: Sarah Boyer in Communica- tions (3rd Place), Hamilton Darden in Flowers, Shrubs, & Lawns (3rd Place), Maggie Forrester in Human Develop- ment (Honorable Mention), Lindsay Martin in Performing Arts- General (Honorable Mention), Ava McKallip in Performing Arts- Other Instru- mental (4th Place), Rilyn McKallip in Performing Arts- Other Instrumen- tal (3rd Place), Katie Thomason in Performing Arts -Other Instrumental (Honorable Mention), and Austin Wiggins in Beef (2nd Place). Seniors who compete can continue on to the State Competition by Mn- ning 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th place in a project area that has eight or more. Rilyn McKallip and Ava McKallip will move on to compete on the State Level Hamilton Darden, Bethany Emma McLeod, Abby Etheridge, Lexy el in July in Atlanta. Also on Saturday night the District gave out special awards to Outstanding Volunteer Leader and Outstanding Community Service projects led by a 4-Her. Mon- roe County's own Jill Darden took the honor of being an Outstanding 4-H Volunteer Leader and Austin Wiggins won 3rd place in Outstanding Com- munity Service Project led by a 4-H r for the Loads of Love project. Monroe County 4-H Staff is ex- tremely proud of the youth that com- peted and wish to thank all the youth and their parents for all their hard work. For more information on Dis- trict Project Achievement or Monroe County 4-H, call 478-994-7014, visit the UGA Cooperative Extension/4-H Office at 90 MLK, Jr. Drive, Forsyth or check sion/monroe/. F0rsyth gets Georgia Humanities grant for cemetery tour Forsyth Mayor Eric Wil- son, announces the award of a $2,000 Georgia Hu- manities grant. Planning is underway for the creation of h City of Forsyth Cemetery Self-Guided Tour as well as a Living History Performance. It is a joint project of the City of Forsyth through the Convention & Visitors Bu- reau (CVB), Monroe County Historical Society and the Backlot Players. "This project is a great example of Forsyth as a city that works together for the benefit of the community and to enhance our qual- ity of life. The cemetery tour and living history performances are a fun and engaging way to share For- syth's story with visitors and residents alike." said Wilson. Ralph Bass, the project director and President of the Monroe County Historical Society, said "We are pleased to continue our partnership with the City of Forsyth Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Backlot Players. The living history performances are a unique opportunity to feature the stories for those who came before us, and to connect with the audience on a per- sonal level. Recollections of the past are instrumental in our vision of the future" City of Forsyth Cem- etery Self- Guided Tour project shares Georgia's story through our local heritage,and the charming and sometimes colorful stories of our people. In ad- dition to a brochure for print and on-line distribution, the Historic Rose Theater's 109D Patrol Road 478-994-9911 appb, and manage ),our accoum online Backlot Players will create a living history experience as part of the grant. It will be a free public performance offered later this year. Dennis Smith of the Backlot Players and Historic Rose Theater added, "Last year was our first attempt at the living history cemetery performance and it was well received. The Backlot Players are a group of dedicated civic minded people. I am glad we can take the cem- etery tour, through the living history performance, to the next level." "The CVB is focused on tourism and economic development. A project like this is not only about cul- tural and heritage tourism, but also the quality of life we offer in Forsyth. The Histori- cal Society and the Backlot Players are groups that understand and contribute to this" said CVB Authority chairwoman, Kend Swearin- gen. "Forsyth is a great City with an interesting story and we want to share it:' This project is supported in part by Georgia Humani- ties, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, through funding from the Georgia General Assem- bly:' For more information contact Ralph Bass at the Monroe County His- torical Society Museum, 489.994.5070 or Gilda Stanbery, Executive Direc- tor, GVB, www.forsythcvb. corn or 478-974-1460. t i .i