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 Family Connection Meets at Christ Chapel in Zebulon

Pike Family Connection meets on the first Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the Christ Chapel in Zebulon. Christ Chapel is located at 68 Old Zebulon Road on Hwy 19 across from the 9th Grade Academy.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Powell of the Pike Community Resource Network at (770)295-9208. Find out more about Pike Family Connection through their FB link: www.facebook.com/connectpike/.

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!

Rent and Utility Assistance Services for Counties: Lamar, Pike, Spalding, And Upson

GRIFFIN - The Salvation Army here at Griffin, Georgia services the counties of Lamar, Pike, Spalding, and Upson for these communities’ social service needs. Many individuals utilize our House of Hope Homeless Shelter, Clothing Voucher, and Food Pantry programs from these counties, but they do not take advantage of our Rent and Utility Assistance Program. We want to change that because we care about everyone in all of these counties.

If you live in these counties, or know of anyone who does, and you need assistance with your rent and/or utility issues, we are here to help. Our funding is limited, but we are committed to serving the residents of the above-listed counties with the resources entrusted to us with due diligence. To apply, contact us at 770-412-6561 to discuss your concerns and/or schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you. God Bless You.

Community Events
2020 Pike County Holiday Schedule

ZEBULON - Here is a list of the holidays that Pike County Government will be observing next year. County offices will be closed on these days.
January 1, 2020 - New Year’s Day -
January 20, 2020 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
April 10, 2020 - Good Friday
May 25, 2020 - Memorial Day
July 3, 2020 - Independence Day
September 7, 2020 - Labor Day
November 11, 2020 - Veterans Day
November 26, 2020 - Thanksgiving Day
November 27, 2020 - Day after Thanksgiving
December 24, 2020 - Christmas Eve Holiday
December 25, 2020 - Christmas Holiday

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 Lifted

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 https://gatrees.org/ 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.

Recycling Center Reopened on June 1
Pike Countryside Is Also Recycling E-Waste Like Old Laptops, etc.

The recycling center in Pike County opened for business as usual on June 1, 2020. Thank you for your patience during this shut down time. Please make sure all containers are washed out since they cannot recycle dirty containers.

Pike Countryside is now accepting E-WASTE free of charge at the recycling center. Click here for more details.

Sign Up to Be a Part of the Virtual Red Clay 5K - Starting Oct 14

In October 2019, the Red Clay 5K was held during the Concord Country Jubilee. This year, the Jubilee has been cancelled because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, but the 2020 Red Clay 5K has not been cancelled. In 2020, the Red Clay 5K is going virtual!

We hope you will join us to run or walk the 5K to raise funds for jail and prison ministry. The VIRTUAL 2020 RED CLAY 5K will be hosted by Racery.com. Click here to see how it works.

BREAKING NEWS: 46th Annual Concord Country Jubilee Cancelled
for Safety Reasons

On Thursday, July 23, the Concord City Council and the Mayor held an open meeting at City Hall in which they discussed the 2020 Concord Country Jubilee. The Concord Jubilee is held in October of each year.

Click here for more.

Family Friendly Events for Trick or Treating, Fall Festivals, etc.

• The businesses at Pike Plaza will be hosting Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 30 from 4-7 pm. 200 Pike Plaza is located at Plaza Drive in Zebulon just across from Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

• Family Night At Oak Hill - November 1. A fun-filled fall evening. We’ll have music, candy for the kids, and fireworks when the sun goes down. Pack a picnic and invite your friends to join us starting at 3:00 PM. Oak Hill is located at 100 Lakeside Road in Williamson, GA 30292.

Acts Outreach Smoked Porkchop Plates and Car Show - October 31

The Acts Outreach Smoked Porkchop Plates and Car Show will be held on October 31st from 10:30AM till 1PM. Plates come with smoked pork chop, slaw, baked beans, bread, and a cookie.

The Car Show will start at 10AM. Price: $10.00 Per Plate Car Show Entry $10.00

Door Prizes and a 50/50 Raffle. More items to come.

Acts Outreach Smoked Porkchop Plates and Car Show will be held at 803 North Church Street in the City of Refuge Parking Lot next to Zaxby's.

For A Ticket for the Meal Or An Application for the Car Show, contact Tim Gordy (706) 975-0532

Trick or Treat on the Square in Zebulon - October 31

Several merchants around the Square in Zebulon have decided to join the Downtown Development Authority's annual Halloween Trick or Treat event this year. The event will be on Saturday, October 31st from 5-7 p.m. The DDA has asked participants to be mindful of safety by encouraging the use of masks by costumed goblins and ghouls and their adult companions.

The candy distribution will be on the sidewalk outside of businesses and everyone will do their best to observe appropriate distance between trick or treaters. This event is the most popular one of the year with kids coming from all around Pike County as well as neighboring counties.

The DDA also invites civic groups and area businesses to set up booths and tables around the Square to distribute candy and to publicize their organizations keeping in mind the "kid-centered" celebration! And, we ask that drivers be mindful of the crowds of trick or treaters as they come through the Square.

Inquiries about the event can be directed to board member Chris Curry at 770-841-9268.

Lamar County Trick or Treating - October 31

The Barnesville Police Department will not be hosting the Haunted Jail due to Covid-19. However there will be a Drive Thru Trunk or Treat at Summersfield park. Entrance to the drive thru will be at Houston/College Drive. You will drive around the park collecting candy and exit onto College Drive heading out of town. The trunk or treat will be from 4pm until 6pm. Please no walk ups.

Barnesville Church of the Nazarene will not be hosting Trunk or Treat due to Covid-19 either. However, we will be participating in the Drive Thru Trunk or Treat at Summersfield Park next to the Gordon State College campus.

Thomaston Street trick or treat will start at 6 p.m.

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