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Chamber Weekly Newsletter for September 5th to September 9th

Chamber Weekly Newsletter for September 5th to September 9th
Sylvester – Worth County Chamber of Commerce

“Ask not what your Community can do for you, but WHAT can you do for your Community

Upcoming Events:
The Chamber challenge you to a BLACK & GOLD showdown. We want you to wear your best Black & Gold at the home Football games. The Chamber will be hosting a contest for the "Most Spirited Wear" at each event.  You must be present to win but you don't have to be a Chamber Member. The winner will WIN a $25.00 certificate to spend with a business in Sylvester-Worth County. Please visit Chamber Members: Barnyard Creations, B & C Sporting Goods, or Walgreen's for all of your BLACK & GOLD needs.

GACCE is offering the following Web Seminars:
9/22/2011: WEBINAR - Georgia Chamber - Social Media Part One
10/27/2011: WEBINAR - Georgia Chamber - Social Media Part Two

September 13th:  The DDA Christmas Team Committee will have its first meeting at 4:00 PM.  For information on how you can be a part, please contact Brittany Evans at 229-430-7735.

September 16th:  BLOOD DRIVE- The Sylvester Womens Club will be hosting s Blood Drive at the Margret Jones Library from 2:00PM to 7:00PM.  


The 2011 Eggs Festival will be held on September 17th, in Sumner, Georgia.

Schedule of Events:
September 16th: Egg Festival Street Dance, Slowest Tractor Race, and the Fastest Lawnmower Race will all be held on Friday night. (Cash prizes will be given to the winners of the races).

Shade Tree Rod & Custom Car Show:   Car Club Street Dance, Door Prizes, Awards, Games, Refreshments, and Family Fun!   Registration fee $20.00 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  For more information contact:  Delores Burger, PO Box 847, Sumner, Georgia or call her at 229-776-5823.

September 17th: Saturday morning will start with a BBQ Cookoff then at 10:00 AM the Eggs Festival begins with the Parade. The Festival will continue all day and will include a Wild, Wild, West Show. Don't miss it becuase there will be lots of fun for everyone! Please visit the Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce website for your applications.

September 24th:  DriveOne4URSchool- the event is planned for September 24th from 9:00AM to 4:00PM.  It will bel held in the WCHS student parking lot.  For every test drive taken in a Ford vehicle, the school will receive a $20.00 donation.  This is an opportunity for WCHS to raise $6000.  For more details please contact Heather Faircloth at 229-776-8600.

 September 27th:  Margaret Jones Public Library will be hosting its first book discussion group on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 at 7 pm. They will begin with the book,The Help by Kathryn Stockett. So much buzz has been created by this great book and we hope to have a lively discussion. Please forward this to anyone who might be interested in joining the group, “Pages Worth Turning.” Hope to see you @ the library!

It’s “Fall” Crow time! FALL CROW CONTEST - LET'S DECORATE SYLVESTER-WORTH COUNTY WITH FALL CROWS!! Please plan on participating in Sylvester's 1st Annual Fall Crow Contest. If you want to find out more information and pick up an application please contact Brittany Evans at 229-430-7735 or the Chamber of Commerce at 229-776-7718. The Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Down Town Enhancement Program to get the word out!! Ms. Brittany Evans wants to see Fall Crows everywhere in Sylvester!!! Registration begins on Sept 26 and closes on Oct 13 with a fee of $10.00 to participate. Judging will be held on Oct 14, and the winner announced at the Georgia Peanut Festival on October 15th. BE CREATIVE!

October 1st:  Safe Kids Sylvester/ Worth County:  3rd Annual "Safety Saturday" Please join the Sylvester Fire Department and its supporting partners on October 1st,  from 11:00 AM to 2:00PM for a day of fun safety for all children of Worth County!  Safety Events to include car seat  checks, a bike rodeo with free bicycle helmets, Kid Prints ID's, gun safety locks, fun and food will be provided.  For more information please call 229-776-8511.

100 Mile Peanut Pickin Yard Sale: October 8, 2011… Come One Come All it's  100 Miles of Yard Sale for all! The event will be held the second Saturday in October from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. For more information on how you can be a part, please call 229-854-3470, 229-776-7718 or 229-430-7735 or visit: Facebook: 100 Mile Peanut-Pickin Yard sale.

October 1:  Peanut Festival Beauty Pageant, "100%  Peanut"  (Naturally Delicious) please visit: for an application.

October 15: Peanut Festival schedule:

*  5K Run at 7:30 AM

*   Peanut Festival Parade at 10:00 AM

*   Entertainment starts at 11:00 AM,

*    Kids Korner All Day!  and much, much more. Please visit: For all of your Festival application needs.

*  Lots of Fun and Food all Day!

New CBER Publications are available for download follow the link to: and

HOOK FM: 105.7 & 100.9 presents Football Friday Night hosted by Chris Beckham and Bryce Johnson. Football Friday Night is a 6 hour (6pm-Midnight) weekly program that exclusively cover South Georgia High School Football with Coach & Player Interviews, Live Games & Reports, and Score Updates every 15 minutes. If you would like to partner with HOOK FM, please contact Eric Hatcher at 229-206-2589.

October 26th:  TheWorth County Health Department will be hosting a Drive-Thru Flu Clinic on October 26, 2011 from 9:00AM to 1:00 PM. The event will be held at the Agricultural Pavilion at the corner of Highway 313 and Rebecca Drive next to Worth County Public Works office. Shots are $25 per person. For more information please call 229-777-2150.

    STOP AND SHOP SYLVESTER-WORTH COUNTY: The Chamber wants everyone to visit our local retailers and downtown merchants and give them an opportunity to meet your needs. Let's keep our tax dollars local! ATTENTION MERCHANTS you don't have to be a Chamber member to be a part of the STOP AND SHOP SYLVESTER-WORTH COUNTY campaign. For more information please call the Chamber at (229) 776-7718.

Featuring Events:


We Got Spirit . . . Yes We do . . . . We Got Spirit How About You!

See what's going on in the Worth County School system for the month of September!

Relay For Life:  Time to start planning this year's relay for life. Worth County Relay Teams had an awesome year last year and the year before and they want to have a THREE- PETE!   The Committe is planning to have its kick-off on September 19th at the library at 6:00.   The Relay for this year will be April 27th.  Meetings will be held once a month , except for December when the Love Lights event takes place with the Lighting of the tree.  Please start brainstorming with your team events and possible dates for these events to share with the group in September. Time to start rockin' and rollin'.

Did you Know?

Entrepreneur SMALL BUSINESS Quickfacts:

• There are 645,534 registered businesses in Georgia (SOS: 9/1/11)
• 97.5% categorized as small by the Federal Gov’t. (< 500 employees) compared to 99.7% nationally
• 95% employ fewer than 50
• 78.8% employ fewer than 10
• 87% employ 5 and under (AEO / US Census)

Georgia Rankings
• GA’s economic outlook ranks 11th among 50 states (American Legislative Exchange Council 8/11)
For more information and Quickfacts visit: or


A Big WELCOME to our Newest Members:
Sylvester Farmers' Market
Worth County Recreation Department
Worth County Elementary School
County Line BullDozer

M R M Recycling, Inc.
Green Oaks Center
Gay Foods, Inc
Dr. Katherine Williams
Worth County Forestry Queens
Denise Binns
SunTrust Bank
1 of a Kind Thrift Store
Mary Alice Shipp Community Development Corp.
Worth County Health Department
100 Mile Peanut Pickin Yard Sale
Powell’s Contract Services, LLC
Specialty Sales
Sylvester Elementary School
James and Karen McDonald
Worth County High School Band Booster Club
JumpStart Automotive
Worth County Middle School
Gibbs Pecans & Shelling Company
M & R Ag
Labor Finders
Elite Images and Printing
Gillespie Printing
Ford Insurance Agency, Inc
Michelle Hutchinson
Worth County Primary School
Mack Sutton
O’Reilly Auto Parts
• Thank you for renewing your membership for the year 2011:
3 G Auctions
AFS, Inc
AGGeorgia Farm Credit
Agri-AFC, LLC Sylvester
AIC- Wireless
Annette Cochran
Ashley’s Business Solutions, Inc
Astro Exterminating Services
B & C Sporting Goods
Banks Funeral Home
Barnyard Creations
Becky Geer
Bella 101
Best Friends Humane Society in Worth Co.
Birdsong Peanuts
Boy Scout Troup 100
Brown Milling & Peanut Co.
Brownlee-Bozeman Agency
Bryan and Jordan Body Shop
Bryce Johnson
Calhoun Produce
Camille Taylor, Century 21 Smith, Branch, & Pope, LLC
Carroll’s Sausage & Meats
Charlotte Jolley
City of Poulan
City of Warwick
Coastal Plain CASA
Colony Bank of Worth
Colquitt Regional Home Care
ConAgra Foods
Conger Gas LP
Coopercraft Communications, Inc.
Countryside Animal Clinic
Creek Bottom Trail Rides, LLC ( ATV Park)
D & B A/C and Mechanical Services
Dairy Queen of Sylvester, Inc.
Days Inn
De Lage Landen
Dialysis Clinic, Inc.
Donna King
Dorothy McKellar
Dr. Henry Gordon Davis
Dr. Larry Daugherty
Elite Images
EMC-Engineering Services
Emerald Garden Center
Event Technical Services, Inc
Factory Connections, Inc
Farm Commodities, Inc
Farmers Home Furniture
Fat Boys Backyard BBQ and More
Fletcher-Yearta Jewelers, Inc
Ford Insurance Agency
Fred Dent
Futrill Auto Parts, Inc.
Gardner & Hydrick Vet P.C
Georgia Binns
Georgia Power Company
Gillespie Printing
Globe Financial Services
H & R Block
Handy Andy Store
Hal Carter Construction
HeritageBank of the South
Herring Business Products, OCE Imagistics, Inc
Herring CPA Group
HOOK FM 105.7
Housing Authority of City of Sylvester
Hudson and NeSmith CPA
Jean Brooks
Jefford Farms
J.H. Harvey’s Co, LLC
Jim Hinton Oil Company
Jimmy Sanders, Inc
John and Shelly McPhaul
Johnson Electronic System, LLC
Kiwanis Club of Sylvester
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Langdale Chevrolet
Mack Sutton
Margaret Jones Library / Vickie Young
Medders Associates Survey, Inc.
Medders Enterprises, Inc
Medders Irrigation, LLC
Michelle Hutchinson
Miss Georgee’s Play-Kare
Mitchell EMC
Mobley Gin Company
Montgomery Printing
Moultrie Technical College
Nell Ford
Nethers’s Old Fashioned Pork Skins, Inc
Norman Crowe, Jr.
Norman Park Gin
Ochlocknee Plantation, Ltd.
O’Reilly Auto Parts
Paragon Foods, Inc. – 3 Squares Diner
Phoebe Worth Family Medicine
Phoebe Worth Medical Center
Piggly Wiggly
Pine Shadows
Pinson Memorial United Methodist
Plantation Publishing Company
Pour Me Some Coffee
Purchasing Alliance Solutions, Inc
Representative Ed Rynders
Ridley Monk
Ruth’s Cottage
Sarah McCrary
Shipp Funeral Home
Shipp Shape Lawn Service
Short and Paulk Supply
Southern Express Lube, Inc
Southern Heritage Woodworks
Southern Woods Plantation
Southland Technologies, Inc
Southwest Georgia Bank/Sylvester Banking Company
Stuart Pate-State Farm Insurance
Sumner Egg Festival
Sumner Peanut Company, Co
Sunbelt Ford-Mercury, Inc
Sunshine Party Rentals
Sylvester Animal Hospital
Sylvester Family Practice/ HealthPlus
Sylvester Health Care, Inc
Sylvester Plaza, LTD Partnership
Sylvester Women’s Club
The Car Wash
The Harvest Group, Harvest School of Music and Hook FM 105.7
The Melanie Hurst Corporation DBA Jessie & Salon
The Sumner Egg Festival
The Sylvester Local News
Town of Sumner
Tyson Steel Building Products, Inc.
Universal Blanchers
Virginia Andrews
Walgreens of Sylvester
Warwick Blackshear Business Organizations
Warwick Drugs, Inc
Warwick Health Care
Warwick Septic Tank, Inc
Williams Insurance Company, Inc.
Woodmen of the World
Worth County Extension Office
Worth County Farm Bureau, Inc.
Worth County Health Department
Worth County High School
Worth County High School Booster Club
Worth County Primary School
Worth Finance Corporation
Worth Gin Company, Inc
Worth Air Heating and Cooling
Worth Insurance Agency
Thanks to all our members!! We could not do it without you, especially in this economic climate. You have all shown an extraordinary commitment to your community. Community Support is the mainstay of any Chamber of Commerce and you are all NUMBER ONE in our book.

If you have upcoming events that you would like to share, please contact the Chamber and let us help to spread the word.
* Worth County is a Work Ready Community! Ask your Chamber of Commerce how you can become Work Ready, too!

A strong Chamber is the sign of a strong community. Ask how you can help increase membership to the Chamber!!

We are dedicated to keeping you updated on events in our Community and hope that we will see you there supporting your Community!


Karen M. Rackley
President/Executive Director
229-349-7703 (Cell)

Rene` Whidby
Administrative Assistant
Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce
229-776-7718 (phone)
229-776-7719 (fax)
229-776-6657 (GA Peanut Festival)

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