copy of Chamber Weekly Newsletter for Oct. 24th to Oct. 28th
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Chamber Weekly Newslettter for Oct. 24th to Oct. 28th

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:

November 1st: Business After Hours and Ribbon Cutting for Attorney Jay Crowe, new Chamber member, located at 103 West Liberty Ave. The festivites will start at 5:30 PM.  For more information please call (229) 777-0772 or the Chamber of Commerce (229) 776-7718.


November 12th: Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for Gibbs Pecan and Shelling.  Located at 3199 Hwy 82 E, Sylvester, Georgia. The festivites are from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  For more information please call (229) 776-0166 or the Chamber of Commerce (229) 776-7718.


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

Fall Crow Contest Winners:

Best Overall: City of Sylvester Fire Department
1st Runner Up: B & C Sporting Goods
2nd Runner Up: Curves
3rd Runner Up: Pap's Fried Chicken
Most Creative: Salon De` Cathina
1st Runner Up: Sylvester Local News
2nd Runner Up: HummingBird Hollow
3rd Runner Up: FRED'S Department Store and Sylvester Sporting Goods
The Public Choice: Pap's Fried Chicken
1st Runner Up: Curves
2nd Runner Up: Jenny's Dress Shop
Public Winner of 2 Dinners: Betty Sue Story


2011 Peter Pan Peanut Butter Parade Award Winners!

Best In Theme Award - Commerical Float
1st Place: Miss Georgia Cotton
2nd Place: Sylvester Family Practice/ HealthPlus

Theme Award - Amatuer Float-

1st Place: BirdSong Peanuts

2nd Place: Phoebe Worth

Community Spirit Entry Award: Worth County High School Band

Featuring Events:


      Breast Camcer Awareness Month  
Girl's Night Out
A woman's life can be extremely busy-rushing form place to place all day, taking care of everyone else. Tift Regional Medical Center's Women's Imaging Center is extendingits hours for a special night to give women more opportunities to schedule their mammogram. For more information please call (229)353-6318 or visiting the Calendor of Events at

October 26th: The Worth 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. Forms can be picked up at the Chamber. Please visit for more Dept Application.jpg


October 27th: The Peter Pan Peanut Butter Pets and Pals Parade along with the Best Friend Humane Society will begin registration for the parade around 5:00PM at the corner of Front Street and Isabella Street. Hope to see you and your Best Friend there!

Margret Jones Library: "The Kitchen House" by Kathleen Grissom will be discussed on Thursday, October 27th at 5:30 pm.   Hope to see you there.


October 28th and 29th:  Calhoun Produce wants you to join the fun!!!   from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM wagon rides, 3 acre maze, Animals, Playground, Bee House and pumpkins.  Calhoun Produce located at: 5075 Hawpond Road , Ashburn, GA 31714 or call (229) 273-1887 for more details.


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.

Arm Yourself with a Walgreen's Flu Shot . .. see webpage for details and weekly specials.  Flu shots are the single best way to fight against the flu.

Do You Know?
Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) is a 1% sales tax that already exists in Worth County. An ESPLOST is the option for a local school system to call a referendum approving a one percent sales tax for school construction and/or retire bond debt. The penny sales tax spreads the responsibility of educating our children to all citizens and visitors of the community. Anyone who spends money in Worth County is funding the ESPLOST, regardless of whether or not the person lives in the county.

NO! Worth County sales tax will remain at its current level. This will simply extend the current 1% sales tax for education for an additional 5 years. Collection of this renewal E-SPLOST4 can only begin after the current E-SPLOST3 expires. Let's do our part on November 8th by voting YES! - Heather Faircloth -


Congratulations!  To Ms. Karon Willis on being apart of the Georgia Leadership Class of 2012.


Come and Join all the Fun! December 10th at 3:00PM Poulan Christmas in the Park!  Everyone is invited please come and enjoy the spirit of Christmas with special guest Santa!  See attachments for details.

Flyer: of Poulan Christmas Flyer.jpg

Vendor: Vendor Application.jpg Parade Application.jpg


November 15th:  Best Friends Humane Society in Worth County is hosting the  2011 Annual Photos with Santa! at Jefford's Park in Sylvester!!! Bring your best friend, your family, everyone!  Groups are welcome!!!  (Pet(s) not required for photo).  The fun begins with refreshments and registration at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, November, 15th.  _______________________________________________________________

A Big WELCOME to our Newest Members:

Powell's Refrigeration

Jay Crowe Attorney at Law
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

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)



Chamber Weekly Newsletter - copy of Chamber Weekly Newsletter for Oct. 24th to Oct. 28th

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