Pike County Times
PO Box 843, Zebulon, Georgia 30295. Click here to donate through PayPal. Becky Watts: Phone # 770-468-7583 editor(@)pikecountytimes.com
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Regular Monthly Community Events
Prayers for Military

Pike County Post 197, The American Legion will hold a short service to offer thanks and prayers for our military on the first Monday of every month at 12:00 pm (noon). This is a monthly service that is held at the Veteran’s Memorial on the Pike County Courthouse grounds. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information contact pikepost197@gmail.com.

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Support Group to Meet

A support group for caregivers of family and friends who are diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease and dementia, held its first meeting on March 8, 2012 at Concord United Methodist Church. The group will meet the second Thursday of each month.

Caregivers of loved ones with memory loss are invited to attend. There will be a special informational program as well as the opportunity for conversation and fellowship. Refreshments will be provided. Separate supervised activities will be provided for loved ones with memory loss.

Contact Tammy Jarrett at 706-646-3949 or Gary Kemp at 770-584-2388 if you plan to attend or for more information.

Invitation to Pike County from Thomaston Toastmasters Club

Thomaston Toastmasters meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 12 - 1 p.m. at The Pie, 710 N. Church Street, Thomaston. Visitors are welcome. Anyone living or working within driving distance is welcome to attend. Visit us on Facebook for more information: www.facebook.com/ThomastonToastmasters

Pike County Republicans Meet

The Pike County Republican Party meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Pike County Senior Center located at 2488 Highway 19 N, Zebulon. For more information, contact Chairman Keith Hurley at keefus06@gmail.com.

Pike County Democrats Meet

The Pike County Democratic Party meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 PM at A Novel Experience in Zebulon. Contact Steven Yerkes at 770-584-3909 for more information. Any questions, please leave a message.

Pike County American Legion Family Meetings Are Held Monthly

The American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, and the American Legion Post 197 meet on a monthly basis here in Pike County. All meetings are held at the Post 197 Building located at 645 Meansville Road in Zebulon, Georgia.

For more information, contact pikepost197@gmail.com.

GED Classes Offered at Concord Baptist Church

GED classes and are offered at Concord Baptist Church (8670 Hwy. 18). Amy Tate is there every Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Students may also register for the program at the same location and times. All classes, books, and materials are free. Scholarships for GED testing fees are available. Contact Amy at atate@sctech.edu or 770-467-6036 for more information.

GED Classes Offered at New Mercy Baptist Church in Griffin

Southern Crescent Technical College, in collaboration with New Mercy Baptist Church, now offers Adult Education/GED classes at New Mercy Baptist Church, 742 Park Road, Griffin. The classes are held each Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 'til 8:30 pm.

The classes are free to the public and enrollment can take place at the class, or by calling Dr. Jeffrey Bright at (770)757-6252.

Funds are even available to take the GED exam for those completing their requirements. It's never too late to get a GED and now it's FREE!

Pike Community Resource Network Changes Meeting Place

The Pike Community Resource Network meets on the first Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the Church of Joy located at 3080 Highway 362 W, Williamson.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Powell of the Pike Community Resource Network at 770-567-2930 or pikecommunityresourcenetwork@gmail.com.

The Alzheimer's Association Is Here to Serve You and Your Family

The Alzheimer's Association has a Georgia Chapter that offers services, programs, education, and support groups in our state. Click on the links to find out about what is offered here and how you can become involved. The calendar has a list of dates and times for upcoming events, programs, etc. that is invaluable for families affected by Alzheimer's.

This group has been in existence since 1982 and has seven regional offices as well as a state office in Atlanta. Find out more at www.alz.org/georgia about how the Alzheimer's Association can help you and your family!

Community Events
Pine Mountain Trail Association -"Roadside Trash Pickup"
Workday at FDR State Park

PINE MOUNTAIN - Do you want to help out in a project that will benefit many at a public venue? Does your group want to participate in a group project picking up trash and making a community asset shine? FDR Park is looking for volunteers to help with a roadside trash pickup. Workdays are FREE and volunteers of all ages are welcome. You do not have be a PMTA member to participate and you do not sign up in advance or call ahead. Just show up a few minutes before the stated start time.

Click here to find out more about this and a list of hikes at FDR Park. Please tell them that you read about this on Pike County Times and snap a selfie or two and send them to editor@pikecountytimes.com as you work or hike!

Burning Restrictions Ended on September 30

The EPD burning restrictions go into effect May 1 and last through the summer months until October 1 each year.

For more information visit the Georgia Forestry Commission’s web site at www.gfc.state.ga.us or call your local office of the Georgia Forestry Commission at (770)227-5522 or (706)646-6011. You can also contact the Georgia Environmental Protection Division at (404)362-2671.

Montgomery Lodge #31 F&AM to Hold BBQ Fundraiser - Saturday, November 9

The Montgomery Lodge #31 F&AM will be holding a BBQ Fundraiser on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the south lawn of the Courthouse.

Click here for more.

Nominations Sought For Veteran and Active Duty Military Awards

Pike County Middle School is accepting nominations for their annual Veteran of the Year and Soldier of the Year awards. The nominations are for any veteran or active duty personnel that are from Pike County are was from Pike County.

Anyone can nominate. The nominations will be taken until November 11th. The nominations should include a nomination letter explaining the reasons why the person deserves the award.

Nominations can be mailed to: Todd Child c/o Pike County Middle School 406 Hughley Rd Zebulon, GA or e-mailed to Todd Child at childt@pike.k12.ga.us.

Online Auction for PEAK, Inc. Being Held Until Sunday, November 10 at 9 p.m.

The online silent auction for PEAK, Inc. is live until Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. All proceeds from this auction will be used to make the bathroom at the PEAK facility ADA compliant and accessible for all users!

PEAK, Inc. is a program dedicated to providing services to adults with developmental disabilities, helping them to be lifelong learners who are active members of our community.

Click here for more.

Annual Pike County Veterans Day Observance - Nov 11

On Monday, 11 November 2019, the Pike County American Legion Family will host the Pike County’ annual Veterans Day Observance Program at the south side of the Pike County Courthouse Square in Zebulon, Georgia. The public is invited to attend this special event commencing at 11:00 a.m.

The Veterans Day Program recognizes and honors America’s military Veterans, extends our Nation’s appreciation, and pays tribute to all deceased Veterans. The theme of the Program is “What is a Veteran?.” Highlights of the Program are the Pike County Middle School 8th Grade Band playing our National Anthem, Armed Forces Medley, and Stars and Stripes Forever; recognizing those Veterans in attendance, a special unvieling ceremony of three names who have been added to the list of Veterans Monument WWI killed in the line of duty from Pike County (Private William E. Bankson, Private Green Blackman , and Private Ben L. Scott), the posting of a wreath at the base of the Pike County Veterans Memorial, and the playing of “Taps”.

Please join the community as we say “Thank you” and show our appreciation to current active duty military and Veterans past and present for defending the freedoms that we enjoy today. Seating is limited, so the public is encouraged to bring their lawn chairs. Inclement location is the main courtroom in the Courthouse.

Pictures with Santa at Lowe's in Griffin - Saturday, December 7

Forgive me for mentioning Santa before Thanksgiving, but parents who need Santa pictures need to mark your calendars! These are FREE photos with Santa. There will also be a professionals on the scene to make your kids' pictures. And... they will be COLLECTING FOOD DONATIONS for our partner charity Operation Lunchbox, so please bring a nonperishable food item to donate!

Multiple photo options: BYOC (bring your own camera); OR we will be taking photos and posting them on Facebook; OR you can also purchase professional photos on site from Freedom Fighters Productions.

This event will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 1 PM – 4 PM at Lowe's in Griffin. Click here for more.

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