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December 26, 2018 Page 7C RL orter Monroe County continued from front Email at 10 church calendar news to Diane Glidewell at by/v~o~y a,m. Church informatiorr is published fr~ of charge as ~ Email calendar news to Diane Ghdewell at by Friday at 5 p.m. Calendar information Js published free of charge as space permits. Dec. 23-Jan. 2 Dec. 31 Holiday schedule for Monroe County Monroe County Moose Lodge New Recycling & Waste Collection Centers Yours Eve Party Sunday, Dec. 23 Open 1-7 p.m. (Normal hours) Monroe County Moose Lodge 2424, 524 Ca- All centers will be closed on Monday and Tues- baniss Road, Forsyth will host a New Year's Eve day, Dec. 24-25, Christmas Eve and Christmas Party on Monday, Dec. 31 beginning at 7 p.m. Day. Wednesday, Dec. 26 Open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Enjoy good food, good fun and a good band as Sunday, Dec. 30 Open 1-7 p.m. (Normal hours) you greet 2019. Call (478) 994-2424 for more Monday & Tuesday, Dec. 31 & Jan. 1 All centers information. will be closed, New Year's Eve & Day. Wednes- day, Jan. 2 Open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. ~ New Year's Eve Ball Drop The landfill will be closed on Saturdays, Dec. Forsyth Main Street will host a New Year's 29and Jan. 5. Since large amounts of material Eve Ball Drop on Monday, Dec. 31 from 9 will be disposed of during the holiday season, pm.-12:30 am. on the Square. There will be please take large items and amounts direct to entertainment featuring Swain and the Highway the Monroe County Landfill on Highway 83 Souls. Admission is free. Concessions will be North, 3 miles from Forsyth. available. No pets. For more information, call 478-994-7747 Dec. 29 First Baptist of High Falls holds Blood Jan. 10 Drive UGA GrassMasters Program First Baptist Church of High Falls, 4408 High It's a 7-program, 4-week course to provide an Falls Road, will hold an American Red Cross introduction to forage production for grazing Blood Drive on Saturday, Dec. 29 from 10 and hay in Georgia. Presenters will be members a.m.-3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Heather Cle- of the UGA Forage Team, a group of Extension ments is coordinating the blood drive. For more agents from across the state working in conjunc- information, call 404-994-1653 finn with UGA Extension Forage Specialist Dr. Dec. 29 Fint d tllgh r lb hdds llloud Ddve First Baptist Church of High Falls, 4408 High Falls Road, will hold an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, Dec. 29 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Fellowshlo Hall, The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime. Heather Clements is coordinating the blood drive. For more information. call 404-974-1653 Dec. Wrights Grove Bapt has Chdmnas New Year Wrights Grove Baptist Church Family, 3056 Old Atlanta Highway, Forsyth inviles everyone to celebrate on Sunday, Dec. 23 at tO a.m. and Monday, Dec. 31 at tO p,m. to praise the way into "2019". Breakfast served on both occasions Dennis Hancock, as well as NRCS personnel. The program begins Jan. 22 and ends Feb. 12 with programs every Tuesday and Thursday be- ginning at 6 p.m. at Monroe County Clubhouse. Topics will include selecting forage varieties, fer- tilization, pest management, hay production, for- age quality, and others. Register online at www. or call Monroe County Extension office at 478-994-7014. Costs for the program are $25 and will include a notebook with all materials and refreshments each night. Registration dead- line is Monday, Jan. 10; space is limited. Jan. 11 Bingo for Books First Monroe Reads will host its Bingo for Books fundraiser on Friday, Jan. 11 at the Monroe County Clubhouse. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo games will be from 7-9 p.m Tickets are $36 for adults and $18 for children under 12. Jan. 30 4-H Horse Judging Team 4-H Horse Judging Team will start practices on Jan. 30 at 3:30 pm at the Extension/4-H Office. Participation is open to youth horse enthusiasts in grades 4 through 12. Learn how to evaluate horses under saddle and different disciplines of riding. Youth do not need to own a horse to participate! Transportation from Monroe County public schools is available. Call 478-994-7014 to sign up. Each week during the school year The Reporter spotlights activities and achievements of students, faculty and staff at a different Monroe County school. Thank you to Randi Marte~ language arts teacher and journalism club advisor, for coordinating news from Monroe County Middle School Next week look for news from Samuel Hubbard Elementary. Email school-related news, including items for "Monroe in College" to Diane Glidewell at news@mym~ net ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ By Adciry Rivera Green pine trees covered with lights Yummy pies in the oven so warm and sweet Christmas carols, bells jingling Candy canes, and Turkey dinners Warm fireplaces, and Thick socks Having friends and family over for dinner Having good times with brother and sister. MEANING OF CHRISTMAS POEM: By Alayna Smith For Christmas may make you think, fun times and laughter, Not only that but the presents and deserts, No matter how young or old, St. Nicolas and Frost and many more, Keep you in Christmas spirit, Keep you in holly jolly joy, Christmas trees, ornaments, mistletoes, Supposedly this is all important to celebrate But really, that's just not it, Family, love, gratefulness are the true meaning, No matter what you think, We shall celebrate with family, Love together, Plus, the gratefulness for what we have, This is the true meaning of Christmas. By Michaela Mullls C Christ was born on this day! H Hanging up wreaths on the door! R Rudolph's nose will guide the sleigh! I Icicles hanging from your roof! S Singing Christmas carols door to door! T Time for joy and time for cheer! M Making Christmas cookies to leave for Santa! A A great time to spend with family and friends! S Santa Claus will bring lots of kids new toys! Christmas, By Emily Watson was home for Christmas. We have many winners for Every Christmas season multiple things! This year in Forsyth we have the I was featured in Bryan annual Christmas parade. Steele's float promoting his We have many floats to be business: Bryan's Tree Ser- entered. This year's theme vice. It is fun to be in a float and watch others. I have got to experience both! I have just recently got invited to be on the floats these past years, but I think riding them is more fun than watching them. I love to see the floats but getting to see the crowd is my favorite. But this is coming from a hometown girl that just loves to see everyone support their town. I hope to see you next year! By Sydney Stapleton This year on November 29, the city of Forsyth celebrated their annual Christmas parade. Children and adults lined up on side- walks all over the square to watch the parade. There were floats from all of the schools, boy scouts, karate, sports teams, the cheerlead- ers, and the marching band performed amazing songs while marching down the street! Santa and Mrs. Claus also payed a visit to the parade to smile and wave to all of the children. Many people passed out candy to the smiling kids and they enjoyed it during the parade. Forsyth's Christmas parade is a tradition for a lot of people and families, and it will hopefully con- tinue to bring joy for many years to come! By Emma Phelan When we got there, they gave us a hand held saw When you think of and told us to go and Christmas, what do you find a tree. We thought, think of? Do you think of "where?" Little did we presents or food? Do you know that down a tiny dirt think of Jesus or a family road, there were about ten tradition? Do you think of fields of trees and more soyouat have clothes or parties? I think trees and even more trees. of my favorite memory. There were all different There are so many, but one kinds and whatever you comes to my brain first, wanted. After about an One of my favorite hour, we found one in a Christmas memories was field in the front of the last year when my family land towards the left. It and I went to get our nine was the prettiest tree, and foot tree. First, we started it smelled delicious! We gia studies and he at a Christmas tree farm cut it down, bought it, and in Dublin, Ga. We walked took it home. around for a while, but we That is what comes to didn't find any trees that my mind when I think for a stuck out to us. If you've of Christmas. Of course been to a tree farm once I have other memories or twice you would know. about Christmas and then My parents got on their the holidays, but I just phones and looked at mul- remember how that tree always wantsthe tiple tree farms nearby. We was so pretty glistening in found one called Sandy the light of that chilly day. flexible i Creek Christmas Tree Hope your Christmas is Farm, so we put the truck merry and bright! May the taking in gear and headed there. New Year bring joy to you It was in south Macon and so much more! near Twiggs County. 2019 "Serv/cJng Each Famit / With Equal Respect" Lee Smith i 994 -1666 Mon - Fri 10 to 7 Unless Playing Golf IF EMAN FUNERAL HOME] A name that can be trusted for funeral and burial arrangements I ren,woo, ,ace . Fors , 994-6483" 994-6576 Voted 2014 Best Veterinarian by readers of the