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Many events slated for Saturday
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Another festival: The Bamboo Farms on Highway 17 and Canebreak Road will host its 13th annual Fall Festival on Saturday. There will be an education presentation at 9:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m. telling how you can grow edible bananas in your back yard. Then, there will be another talk at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. about ornamental bananas in your landscape. Okefenokee Joe will be there with his native reptiles, with shows at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. There is a $2 charge per person for his show. There will be a sea animal touch tank, puppet people, a petting zoo, face painting, pumpkin painting free for the children, with hayrides for $1, and pony rides for $2. They can also get their pictures taken in the Chatham County Mosquito Control Helicopter. There will be garden tours, plant vendors galore, pumpkins for sale, arts and crafts vendors and roast pork butts to go for the adults. Butts are $20 each. Roast pork lunches are $8 per person, but you must call the Bamboo Farms to reserve them, at 921-5460. Barbecue sandwiches, hotdogs, popcorn and baked goods will also be available. You don’t want to miss this one folks. Parking is $2 per car.

First artifact and fossil show: Holly Petrea of Wilmington Island has done an outstanding job in putting together a much-awaited event that will also take place Saturday. So when you leave the Bamboo Farms, head to the Alee Temple on Skidaway Road for this most exciting show. There will be Native American artifacts, pre-Columbian artifacts, fossils, gems and minerals, antique bottles, civil war relics, and knapping demonstrations by Joe McCollum. I plan to squeeze both these events into one day. I always check out the plants at the fall festival, then I’ll head to the fossil show. October is always jam packed with events for the entire family. Just do it!

Ludicrous: I called Coastal Communications recently to inquire about how to block an annoying caller, only to be told I would have to pay $3 a month to do so. To keep this caller from annoying me, I would have to pay $36 a year? How stupid is that. When you look at your phone bill at all you pay for, you would think this service would be free. I remember getting on the list to block annoying telemarketers. It only cost $5, a one-time fee. Coastal needs to re-evaluate this service.

Don’t forget to vote: Those of you who live in the unincorporated portion of the county need to get out and vote FOR the amendment giving us yet another tax break.

Post-wide yard sale: With all the other things going on Saturday, maybe you can still squeeze in the MWR Post-Wide Yard Sale at Fort Stewart. The sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Club Stewart parking lot and homes all over Fort Stewart. There will be unique treasures from around the world. There is no fee and the sale is open to the public. All you have to do is show your driver’s license at any gate.

Mt. Olivet event: Yet another event Saturday as Mt. Olivet Methodist Church in Fleming hosts its annual barbecue dinner and butt sale. The dinners are $8 and butts $20. There will also be hotdogs and hamburgers for sale. The meals will be served from 2-7 p.m. A local radio station will be there broadcasting music. There will be cakes for sale, a silent auction, a yard sale and lots of fun things for the children to do. All proceeds go to the church building fund.  

Fire department officers: Lake George Fire Department now has new officers. They are: Fire Chief Terry Kimmel, Assistant Fire Chief Samantha Ashdown, Nick Deloach, training officer; J.R. Ashdown, operations officer; and Jason Welchert, secretary/treasurer. Many thanks to all of you who turned out last Saturday for Community Day and supported our fire department with your donations. You will want to contact of the above officers to purchase your new reflectorized address signs. They are a bright green metal signs, 6x18. An officer will attach your home address numbers on the metal sign that will glow when a vehicle’s headlights shine on it. They are only $15.
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