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Chamber Weekly Newslettter for Nov. 21st to Nov. 25th

 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 Schools will be CLOSED for the holiday November 23rd through November 25th.

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.




On behalf of the Mary Alice Shipp Community Development Corporation, we would like to apologize for the email that was sent to all the email addresses on our contact list. All of you received an email that was supposedly sent from Fidila Griffin stating that money was needed. Please be advised that our email address was hacked into causing us to have to change our email address. Please use this email address for future emails. Our knew address is Thank you for noting this change.

Fidila H. Griffin
MASCDC Chairperson



Worth County Band Booster:

November  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   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.


3G's Auction Company
November 24th: Spread the word....3G's Christmas Auction on Thanksgiving Day will have items from New York - Virginia - New Jersey - Tennessee - Kentucky - Ohio - Alabama & Georgia AND we are still shopping for YOU! We work hard and travel many miles to give you the best items from all over. We appreciate you and and you deserve the very best we can give. Make your plans now to attend this special auction.

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.  


 Georgia Chamber 2012 Annual Meeting Dinner and Eggs & Issues Breakfast (January 9th and 10th) Register Now:  Registration is now open for the signature events – the Annual Meeting Dinner and Eggs & Issues Breakfast. These are sell out events at the Georgia World Congress Center in Downtown Atlanta so get your tickets soon! For more details and registration options please visit :   If you have any questions on the above programs or events, please don’t hesitate to contact Rebecca Jones. Have a wonderful holiday season!


 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-7:11 PM - Lighting of the Tree -Mayor Bill Yearta 

*7:11 PM Performance by Dime Divas and Boy Group

*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.  

*8:15 PM -  "Legacy" First Baptist Church Praise Team

*8:30 AM - First African Baptist Church priase team

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.


December 3rd:  Best Friends Humane Society will be hosting an Adopt-A-thon at the Sunbelt Ford of Sylvester from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Stay tune more information to come.


December 5th:  "Go ahead and mark your calendars. The musical group "5th Season," of Cordele will be at Pinson at 6:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 18th to bring us the beautiful sounds of Christmas. I promise, you don't want to miss the opportunity to see these folks - they'll blow your socks off! You'll be hearing more in the days to come"!



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.

Sunbelt Ford

Friend and family discount pricing will be available to all residents of Worth County December 1st until December 31st 2011.   Sunbelt appreciate all the residents , employee, busineses, and families of  Worth County, who have let them be a part of their Friends and Families for many many years!



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: 



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:

Cindy's Flower & Gift Shop

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

Thank you for renewing your membership:

Gibbs Pecans

Jeffords Farms

Speciality Sales

Dr. Larry Daughtery, DMD

Bryce Johnson

SunTrust Bankingv Company

Tyson Steel Building Products, Inc.

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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