copy of Chamber Weekly Newsletter for Nov. 14th to Nov. 18t
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Chamber Weekly Newslettter for Nov. 14th to Nov. 18th

 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:



Worth County will be hosting:   WHAT The 2011 Middle School Regional Cheerleading Championship Tournament.  WHERE: Worth County High School Gym  WHEN:  Tuesday, November 15th  WHAT TIME: 6:30 pm  HOW MUCH:  Admission ($5 or $7)

The Sylvester Worth County Recreation Department  - YOUTH BASKETBALL registration starts on November 14th to December 7th.  The fee is $45 per child ages 5-12 years old.  Sign up today at 103 Eldridge Street/ the Old Sylvester Elementary School.  (They will be closed on November 24th and 25th.)  For more information please call 229-776-6509.


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.


November 15th:  Chamber Member Mitchell EMC and the UGA Cooperative Extension wants to invite you to join them for demonstrations on quick and easy recipes and energy saving tips for the holidays. Each person will recieve a recipe booklet. Cost: unwrapped toy for a child (gifts will be given to Mitchell EMC's Angel Project). Registration is required by November 10th. Space is limited, for more information please call Suzanne Williams at 229-436-7216 or Jennifer Grogan at 229-336-2066 or email  The event is scheduled for November 15th at 6:30 PM at the Mitchell Ag Center, Camilla, Georgia.


 November 17th: Farmer's Appreciation Committee and the Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce presents:

The 2011 Farmer's Appreciation Dinner on November 17th at the Ag Pavilion on Hwy 33. The dinner and program starts at 7:00 PM.

"We are proud to honor our Worth County Farmers for the role they play in perserving the heritage and future of Worth County!"


A Chamber Ribbon Cutting for new member "The Hair Company":
The Hair Company and the Sylvester Worth County Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to please join us for a Ribbon Cutting on November 18th at 11:30 AM. The Hair Company is located at 115 North Main Street, in beautiful downtown Sylvester. For more information please call 229-776-7332 or the Chamber at 229-776-7718. Amanda and Cole Sumner would love to see you there!

CLICK here for Flyer:  The Hair Company


Join Chamber Members for a Downtown Christmas Open House:

Barnyard Creations, Country Bouquet, B & C sporting Goods, Fletcher-Yearta Jewelers, Jessie's Salon, The Hair Company and many more this weekend starting Thursday, November 17th to Saturday, November 19th.  Lots of saving for everyone!


Worth County Band Booster:

November 21st & 22nd: The WCHS is selling Boston Butts for Thanksgiving! The butts are $25 and are prepared by Jackson's in Sylvester. Butts may be picked up on EITHER Monday, Nov. 21st OR Tuesday, Nov. 22nd, between the hours of 4PM-6PM, from Jackson's on Hwy 82. Deadline for orders is Nov. 17th. To place orders call the WCHS Band room at 777-8449.


November 29th:  The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is offering a Sustainability Webinar as the final session of the 2011 Small Business Webinar Series.  As the Georgia Chamber begins to focus on the importance of sustainability in business, this webinar will cover the definition of sustainability, the five common themes, understanding ecological footprint and more!  To register or find or more information, please email: or call 404-223-2473.  



 Chamber Christmas Clearing House and how you can help! 

If you would like to sponsor a family for Christmas or make a donation to the Christmas Clearing House please call the Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce at 229-776-7718.


December 1st:  Downtown Sylvester Christmas Celebration!

There will be LOTS of activites for everyone!

* 6:00 PM - Christmas Parade:  "Share the Gift of Christmas"  *6:45 PM - Band Selection from Worth County High School Marching Band  * 7:05 PM - Words from the Mayor Bill Yearta  * 7:10 PM - Lighting of the Tree -Mayor Bill Yearta  and Song Selection by the Primary School  * 7:15 PM - Song Selection -Worth County Elementary School * 7:20 PM "Fire Department" Arrival of Santa Claus/ pictures at Walgreens(anytime)   * 7:25 PM - St. John Full Gospel Youth - Praise Dance  *7:30 PM - Hannah Bennett  * 7:45 PM - Virtus G4-4 person group singing  * 8:00 PM - Steppers for Christ.   Serving Hot CoCo - Worth County Forestry.

The Queens will be present.  Parade applications are available at the City of Sylvester, Sylvester Downtown Development Authority, and the Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce.  

 Download your Application HERE Christmas Parade Application 1.jpg Christmas Parade Application 2.jpg


December 3rd:  Worth County Middle School First Annual Re-Grifting Yardsale!  The Yard Sale will be from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the WCMS Bus Loop on Bryant Drive.  For more information, please contact:  Jennifer McDougald or Stacy Weaver at  229-776-8620.

Download HERE! WCMS Re-Gifting Yard Sale Info.  and MORE.




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!  Please call Poulan City Hall 229-776-4097 or the Sylvester- Worth County Chamber of Commerce 229-776-7718 for more details.



WCMS Chorus Christmas Concert

December 15th:  Sumner Auditorium Doors open for guests at 6:45 p.m.   Program starts at 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.  Lots of fun and surprises. Maybe a special guest or two!! Don't miss the best Christmas program of the season!

ALUMNI: We will be singing "Carol of the Bells".


 Health Alert in Worth County:


Disease investigators and other officials from Southwest District are working together to control an outbreak of Shigella, a bacterial infection that causes diarrhea (often bloody), fever and stomach cramps.  For more information please contact the: SOUTHWEST PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT, Worth County Health Department
1012 West Franklin Street, Sylvester, Georgia 31791 or call (229) 777-2150 Fax (229) 777- 2170 Emergency 888-430-4590. 

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HealthPlus/ Sylvester Family Practice located at 1010 West Franklin Street, Sylvester wants you to know that "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of Cure". 

Medicare Patients: Are now covered for an annual wellness visit and a personalized prevention plan.  For more information,

please visit:

 Sunbelt Ford Company 

Sunbelt Ford wants to challenge all Worth County Schools to step forward and write and produce a :30 -:60 second commercial that Sunbelt can put on their website. For more information contact Ms. Debra Smith, Internet Sales Manager, at or call 229-776-7691.

Tax Tips: with Financial Guidance Group, LLC of Hudson and NeSmith CPA, CFS,PFS.

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Calhoun Produce:  Hours of Operation and more please visit: 


MTC- Moultrie Technical College is going GREEN!  Green Technology that is.  You must be a resident of Worth, Tift, Turner, or Colquitt Counties and 18 years and older to enroll.  To learn how please call Whitney Hudson, Project Manager at 229-391-3711 or Lyndsay Morrison at 229-391-2641or 229-391-2525.  Call Today!


Did You Know:

Entrepreneur and Small Business QuickFacts:

- There are 655,256 registered business in Georgia (SoS: 11/1/11)

- Georgia ranks #2 in US for best business climate

- Atlanta is in the Top 100 cities for an innovation economy in 2011



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.


 A Big WELCOME to our Newest Members:

Ann Goldinger

The Hair Company

Country Bouquet Florist & Bridal Registry

William Rouse Contracting, LLC

Southland Transportation, Inc

Powell's Refrigeration

Jay Crowe Attorney at Law

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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