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October 21, 2013

Fall Festival Activities 2013

Pike County:



Life Springs Church :
Trunk or Treat 
October 31, 6:00pm-8:00pm
10608 Hwy 109, Zebulon
Halloween on The Square: 
Zebulon Square 6pm-8pm




Zombie Walk:
October 26th 3pm-6pm
Check in at 1:00 in Food Depot Parking Lot (Next to W. Solomon St) 

Barnesville (Lamar County):

Rock Springs Church:
FX Live
November 1 at 7:00 pm
Rock Springs Church Sanctuary
219 Rock Springs Rd, Milner
Bring your canned goods for donations

Residential areas of downtown Barnesville 
will be the site for trick or treaters on Halloween night
December 17, 2012

“The Military Spouse”

During this holiday season, let us not forget the service men serving overseas so that we can be free. So many of them will not be able to be at home with their families this Christmas. We found this poem and wanted to share it with all of you as a reminder of the sacrifices these families are making and to remind us all to pray for the service men and their families.

The Military Spouse

  Author Unknown

The good Lord was creating a model for military wives and was into His sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared. She said, “Lord, you seem to be having a lot of trouble with this one. What’s wrong with the standard model?”

The Lord replied, “Have you seen the specs on this order. She has to be completely independent, possess the qualities of both a father and mother, be a perfect hostess to four or forty with an hour’s notice, run on black coffee, handle every emergency imaginable without a manual, be able to carry on cheerfully, even if she is pregnant and has the flu, and she must be willing to move to a new location ten times in seventeen years. And, oh yes, she must have six pairs of hands!”

The angel shook her head, “Six pairs of hands? No way.”

The Lord continued,”Don’t worry, I will make other military wives to help her. And I will give her an unusually strong heart so it can swell with pride in her husband’s achievements, sustain the pain of separations, beat soundly when it is overworked and tired, and be large enough to say, ‘I understand’ when she doesn’t and say ‘I love you’, regardless.”

“Lord,” said the angel, touching his arm gently. “Go to bed and get some rest.You can finish this tomorrow.”

“I can’t stop now,” said the Lord. “I am so close to creating something unique. Already this model heals herself when she is sick, can put up six unexpected guests for the weekend, wave good-bye to her husband from a pier, a runway or a depot, and understand why it’s important that he leave.”

The angel circled the model of the military wife, looked at it closely and sighed, “It looks fine, but it’s too soft.”

“She might look soft,” replied the Lord. “But she has the strength of a lion. You would not believe what she can endure.”

Finally the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the Lord’s creation. “There’s a leak,” she announced. “Something is wrong with the construction. I am not surprised that it has cracked. You are trying to put too much into this model.”

The Lord appeared offended at the angel’s lack of confidence.”What you see is not a leak,” He said. “It’s a tear.”

“A tear?” What is it there for?” asked the angel.

The Lord replied, “It’s for joy, sadness, pain, disappointment, loneliness, pride and a dedication to all the values that she and her husband hold dear.”

“You are a genius!” exclaimed the angel.

The Lord looked puzzled and replied, “I didn’t put it there.”

November 30, 2012

Griffin Christmas Parade

Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? Griffin will be hosting their annual Christmas parade Saturday, December 1st. The parade will be at 6pm and make its way down Taylor St. Come out and kick out off the Christmas season!

November 27, 2012

Visit with Mr. & Mrs. Claus

Mr. & Mrs. Claus

Come and visit with Mr. & Mrs. Claus this Thursday, November 29th from 5:30 – 7:30pm at Pike Depot. Pike Depot is located at 6325 Hwy 19, Zebulon, GA. For more information, call (770) 567-5580.

October 22, 2012

Rootin’ Tootin’ Roundup 5k Trail Run/Walk for Amris Bedford

Amris Bedford, a spunky two year old country girl, was diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive brain cancer known as AT/RT. Amris underwent surgery and is now receiving treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where she will be for the next 6 months. Proceeds from this run will be donated to her family to help cover expenses during this difficult time.  5K Trail Run/Walk When: Saturday, October 27, 2012 Where: Serenbe Community (9110 Selborne Lane, Palmetto, GA) “Country/Farm” Costumes are Encouraged!  Prizes: Awards will be Given to top 3 Males and Females and Best Costume.
This race is being held on the private trails of the newly developed 900-acre Serenbe Community. This 5k course will begin in a willdflower meadow and take you through the beautiful open fields and scenic trails of Serenbe! Come out and help us support Amris Bedford in her fight against cancer! We will also offer a phantom runner option.  So if you can’t attend or physically not able you can still support and get a tshirt!!!
July 20, 2011

Movies in the Park – Rio

Friday, July 29, 2011 – Rio

The Pike County Parks & Recreation Authority will be hosting a series of free outdoor movies this summer at the park on the lower football field at 35 Twin Oaks Rd, Zebulon, GA. The concession stand will be open or feel free to bring a picnic along with your lawn chairs & blankets. Pre-show activities will begin around 6:30pm. Inflatables & face painting will be available for a charge. The movie will begin around 8:30pm.

McLeRoy Realty’s own, Cathy Nichols, is a sponsor for the Rio showing.