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

By Bonnie Taylor


Last weekend’s Waynesboro Antiques and Fine Living premier at First Liberty Market was not as well attended as I would have liked for it to have been. It was a wonderful display, and the “Our Own Road Show” appraisers were enlightening, entertaining and informative.

I have been told there were many events going on throughout the community including Friday night football and Saturday soccer games that kept people away.
It was a great showcase of vendors displaying items not readily available in Waynesboro and Burke County without traveling to other towns.

It also gave local retailers an opportunity to show their wares in a different setting and to introduce browsers to many new items they have including the wrought iron and marble pieces, other collectibles and heirlooms.

The How-To seminars on Saturday were well worth anyone’s time. Many thanks to Yvonne Chambers of The Briar Patch; Sydney Shepherd, mother of eight; Val Crawford, owner of Valerie Crawford Interior and Gifts; Kim Chalker, food connoisseur; and Jeff Jacobson, owner of the Good Day Café, for conducting the seminars

All who attended boasted having a wonderful time! I, too, enjoyed the event and am looking forward to a bigger and better event next year. Cristi Williams, chairman for the event, is already making plans for next year’s extravaganza.

I want to personally thank Cristi for helping make this an event worth boasting about.
Cristi lives in Aiken, S.C., and works at First National Bank of Waynesboro as community director. She brings us many great ideas for entertainment in Waynesboro and Burke County and gives unselfishly of her time. With her ideas and the help of many community people we can expect more wonderful activities to keep our retail community alive and prospering as well as providing entertainment for locals.

We welcome your ideas for activities in our community. To share your ideas give me a call at 554-2111 or e-mail; or call Ashley Long, Burke County Chamber of Commerce director at 554-5451; or Cristi at 554-8100.
Keeping our economy healthy is important.

If you’re like me, you don’t have time to be trekking around the CSRA to shop ... if I can make a purchase at home I will because it comes back to you sevenfold. And speaking of weekend events, I spoke with Johnny Jenkins about his warehouse sale, and he was ecstatic.

He changed his hours to opening at 4 p.m. and he said there were times the sales people could hardly keep up with the customers.
What a terrible problem to have! The Botsford Baptist Church Fall Festival was well-attended with children and adults of all ages.

Many thanks to our co-chairs, Josh and April Riggs. This is their second year spearheading the event and it just gets better!
Sew Cute will be conducting a Hot Handbags seminar this Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon at First Liberty Market.

Elva Raines will be demonstrating how to make those wonderful handbags you love to carry. The class will teach how to perfectly design and stabilize the latest fabric handbags while creating an adorable purse. The class is $25 and you must pre-register by calling Elva at 554-7645 after 6 p.m. The class size is limited.

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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