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Climax Community Club celebrates

The Climax Community Club celebrated another successful Swine Time Festival on Saturday, Feb. 28, with the annual Swine Time appreciation banquet.

The Rail Road Depot Train Station located on the Swine Time grounds was appropriately decorated for the occasion with white clothes for the tables and flowers including a large center arrangement for the head table.

Greeting the folks who braved the stormy weather were Clifford Wells and Tony Williamson.

President Darlene Collins welcomed everyone, and County Commissioner Butch Mosely introduced the director of the Bainbridge High Band, Paschal Ward, who along with several members of his band, gave an enjoyable program with music from the Big Band era such as songs by such greats at Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman.

Swine Time Princess Audrey Reynolds and Little Miss Sara Kaylee Wynn were introduced. Club member James Stewart said grace before a meal of roast beef and ham, and wonderful complementary covered dishes were served by chief members Carlton Eakin and Bob Jones.

Awards presented to different organizations were to Bainbridge High School Band, Paschal Ward; Climax Volunteer Fire Department, Pam Kelly; Habitat for Humanity, Bill Bowers; Southwest Georgia Regional Library, Taryn Brown; Friendship House of Jesus, Jimmy Adamson; Bainbridge High School Junior ROTC, Col. Gary Breedlove; and Bainbridge College, Marty Clay.

Winning door prizes of large packages from Jones Country Meats were Jile Salter, Decatur County Fire Chief Charlie McCann, Tyler Tott, Evelyn Clay, Brain Salter, and winning the head table center arrangement was Bill Bowers.

New club officers for the year 2009 were introduced and are President Charles Hadsock, Vice President Butch Mosely, Secretary Rita Dodson and Treasurer Belle Wray.

They encourage anyone who is interested in becoming a member of the Climax Community Club to contact anyone of them and come for a visit.

Reporter note: A special thank you is sent to Louise Williamson and Danna Sue Hadsock for their help with this article.

Sympathy

Prayers and deepest sympathy is with the family of Edyce Reynolds during their time of loss. She will be missed.

Condolences are also with the family of Larry Phillips during their grief. He will surely be missed.

Prayer and deepest sympathy is with June Mosely in the loss of her mother, Buleah Cox.