The True Citizen
P.O.Box 948
Waynesboro, GA
(706) 554-2111
Burke RFD

By Bonnie Taylor


Mrs. Betty Palmer called to let me know she found a deflated red balloon in her yard from a student at Marbert Elementary Traditional Theme School in Lithonia.
The note attached to the balloon read, "Drug Free Week; Don't sniff unknown chemicals; it will melt your brain! Also, don't drink or smoke pot under 21. Don't smoke pot! Remember hugs, not drugs. Don't drink and drive." The young man who sent the note has probably heard from Mrs. Betty by now!
The women of St. Michael's will be host for a bake and craft sale this Saturday at the parish hall from 9-11 a.m. Homemade cakes, cookies, breads, casseroles and crafts will be for sale. Proceeds from the sale will benefit projects sponsored by the women including at-risk children.
I was saddened to learn of the death of Hope Dawn Hillis, infant twin daughter of Calvin and Brandie Hillis. My deepest sympathy is extended to her parents, her twin sister, Faith Ann; three older sisters, Rebekah, Charlie and DeLanah; and two brothers, Austin and Calvin Coolidge.
My 4-year-old granddaughter, Jacie Taylor, had surgery last Wednesday to have her tonsils and adenoids removed and tubes replaced in her ears.
She was angelic that morning. Her mother, Melissa, French braided her hair and if she had wings ... When she was being wheeled from recovery to her room she looked up at the woman who was maneuvering her bed and she said so softly and sweetly, “You're the best doctor ever.” The nurse replied, “I am your nurse but Dr. Owens is a good doctor.”
Jacie replied, “Yes ma’m.” Jacie is doing well. Thank you for your calls checking on her.
Get your tickets for the Burkeland Garden Club Festival of Trees which kicks off Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Waynesboro-Burke Campus of Augusta Technical College. The festival ends Sunday. Admission is $10 and includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. Silent bidding for trees, wreaths and tablescapes begin that evening. The admission fee guarantees return entrance for the remainder of the festival through Sunday. Proceeds from the Festival of Trees will benefit the club’s proposed city of Waynesboro beautification project to landscape the park at the corner of Liberty and Ninth streets. This is the second huge event that Burkeland has sponsored this year, both, first-timers ... the summer garden tour and the festival of trees.

I've seen many of them and they are spectacular. Many have themes, like The True Citizen's. Ours will be decorated from handmade newspaper ornaments from a contest we sponsored. At the time I wrote this article, ornament contest winners have not been chosen. An event that came to late too schedule was Santa's gift shop where children can purchase a gift for $2 or less. Come out and get into the Christmas spirit!
Not to be outdone by Harold Rowland or Ben Roberts, dualing columnists, to “be with it,” you can reach me via e-mail:

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