‘Tis the season for Christmas festivities in Madison County.
A number of holiday activities are planned over the next two weeks in the county. Here’s a rundown of some Christmas-time fun:
Colbert to hold ‘Old-Fashioned Christmas’ Friday
The City of Colbert will have an “Old Fashioned Christmas in Colbert” Friday, Dec. 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Christmas music will begin at the pavilion with the Colbert Elementary School Choir under the direction of Paula Drake. There will be a cakewalk, face painting, marshmallow roast, hayride, and other activities. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available to talk with the children at the old log house. Hot dogs, hot chocolate, drinks, popcorn balls and other goodies will be available. All activities are free. Door prizes will be given away at the end of the evening. Participants must be present to win a door prize.
Officials ask participants to bring an unwrapped toy and non-perishable food item for the Madison County Food Bank to be distributed to those less fortunate this Christmas season.
“You are invited to come and enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas in the City of Colbert,” leaders said.
Christmas parade set for Saturday afternoon
The 2013 Christmas in Comer Celebration is set for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8.
The highlight of the festivities will be the Christmas parade that will begin Saturday at 2 p.m. The theme for this year’s parade is “A Cotton Candy Christmas.” Maggie’s Café will host “Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus,” who will be on hand after the parade to greet children in the median across from Maggie’s to give out candy and pose for pictures.
Reindeer run/walk set for Sat. morning
The annual Reindeer Run/Walk sponsored by the Madison County Recreation Department will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. at Arnold Park in Comer. The festival will also begin at 10 a.m. downtown in the area near the new gazebo. Vendors and crafters from the area will have booths set up for those that wish to shop for that special unique Christmas gift or purchase decorations of the season. [Full Story »]
Madison County High School exceeded the state average on the recent Georgia High School Writing Test, with 95-percent of the school’s first-time test takers passing.
Another 13 percent were recognized in the “exceeds” category.
“All schools in our system have given writing a high priority,” said Madison County School Superintendent Dr. Allen McCannon. “Our 11th grade writing scores represent the hard work of students and teachers in our entire system. Exceeding the state average was a performance goal of MCHS. We are very excited that MCHS has met this goal. The STARS program and the Writing Extravaganza are examples of where the teachers at MCHS have gone the extra mile to help our students be successful.”
MCHS principal George Bullock was also pleased with the recent results.
“So often, I’m approached and questioned about Madison County and I have many reasons to brag and give credit to our fine staff, and we consistently are having results and evidence to support this,” wrote Bullock in a congratulatory note to his staff. “I am most proud of our teachers and even more proud of our students who have taken advantage of the education and opportunities here at Madison County High School. A job well done!”
A Hull man who has been the subject of many 9-1-1 calls over the past year was arrested recently when sheriff’s deputies were once again sent to the residence on Glen Carrie Road regarding a domestic dispute.
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