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Swine Time shows its appreciation

The Climax Community Club hosted the annual Swine Time Appreciation Supper on Feb. 27 at the Climax Depot with club President Charles Hadsock giving the welcome and stating that without the help and support of many in the community along with those attending the supper, Swine Time would not be possible.

He expressed appreciation to all present and those who were unable to attend for whatever reason.

Hadsock added, “P.S., we need your help and support for Swine Time 2010. You are the life blood of our Swine Time Festival.”

President Hadsock also recognized the recent loss of Climax Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Phillip Kelly.

The Rev. Steve Poppell gave the invocation and blessing for the food, and said although he was from Grady County, he had been in the Dodson family and Climax for many years, and considered himself now belonging to Climax.

A smorgasbord of delicious food was served with chefs Bob Jones and Carlton Eakin doing the honors with others giving advice.

Entertainment for the evening was provided by several club members. Deryl Ouzts made a DVD featuring many people from the community as they carried out the duties and fun activities of preparing for and including the Swine Time Festival. Jean Ouzts was emcee. Special help in preparing the entertainment were Carlton Eakin, Phillip Dodson, Hadsock, Belle Wray and Chip Wray.

Hadsock stated that Swine Time provided entertainment for the Climax community and surrounding area with an opportunity to socialize and renew acquaintances for families and friends during the Thanksgiving holidays. But, he said it provided much more.

“Swine Times allows the Climax Community Club the resources to give back to the community by supporting organizations in the community,” he said.

The club recognized the following groups or organization with awards: Bainbridge High School Band; Bainbridge High School ROTC, represented by Col. Gary Breedlove; Bainbridge College, represented by Emory Smith; Climax Volunteer Fire Department, in memory of Assistant Chief Phillip Kelly, received by Chief Jeff Kelly; Decatur County Rescue Squad, represented by Tommy Rentz; Habitat for Humanity, represented by Billy Bowers; Friendship House of Jesus, represented by Johnny Payne; Southwest Georgia Regional Library, represented by Taryn Brown; and Salvation Army, represented by Gloria Harrell.

Col. Breedlove made the statement that he would be retiring this year, and President Tom Wilkerson also remarked on his retirement from Bainbridge College. Both stated they would miss the hospitality of the people and involvement in the county such as Swine Time.

Butch and June Mosely presented the following door prizes: Emory Smith, Bill Bowers, John “Jack” Sistrunk, Amy Jones, Bill and Liza Cosson, and Wilkerson, all received nice gift boxes from Jones’ Country Meats.

New Club officers for 2010 were announced as: President Charles Hadsock, Vice President Butch Mosely, Secretary Barbara Sapp and Treasurer Belle Wray.

Ham and Egg Supper

The final planning session for the annual Climax Ham and Egg Supper will be held March 29 at the Climax Community Club House at 7 p.m. All committee members are asked to attend.

The Climax Ham and Egg Supper will be held on April 1, which is the Thursday before Easter.

Mark your calendars now and come to Climax, enjoy the food, fellowship and help Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Plate tickets for a $7 donation are available from any committee member or one can make a donation at the chitlin barn on the Swine Time grounds. One may dine in or carry out.

For more information, call Murry and Flora Nell Hughes at 246-0879, or Charles and Danna Sue Hadsock at 248-5954.