Tifton Gazette


September 11, 2013

Constitution Week set for Sept 17-23 in Tifton


Tifton Mayor Jamie Cater signed a proclamation Sept. 4 declaring the Observance of Constitution Week in Tifton, Sept. 17-23.  This is the 226th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America.  Tallahassee Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution representatives met with Cater for this event.  

Attending were Gladys Wiseman, historian;  Holly Hall, Constitution Week chairman; Liz Keith, regent.; Mary Guill, chaplain and Loraine Sullivan, secretary.  

The First Baptist Church Bell Tower will ring out exactly at 4 p.m.  on Sept. 17, the exact time the U.S. Constitution  was signed by our forefathers.  Listen for the ringing out of the bells and share the moment with family, neighbors and friends in remembrance of this historic event.

Other activities Hall has prepared for Constitution week include  patriotic posters distributed to public buildings and five schools; radio station WTIF  will give announcements regarding the Constitution for 11 days; the Constitution will be studied by both TCHS and Tiftarea Academy  students with a special ceremony at the rotunda of TCHS, commemorating  the event; the DAR banner placed on Main Street, calling attention to Constitution Week Celebration; special display of books relating to the Constitution Week is displayed at Tifton-Tift County Library;  numerous churches announcing Constitution Week; facts concerning the Constitution heard on intercom daily during Constitution Week in our  middle schools; and at the conclusion of the week, a banquet featuring Col. William E. Lawson, U.S. Air Force Retired, giving a speech entitled, “The U.S. Contitution Under Seige.”















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    Pictured are the honorees of Thursday night's annual Public Safety Officer Appreciation and Awards Banquet by the Tifton Elks Lodge. Shown, from left, are Louise Spradley, who organized the banquet, Eddie Brown with the Tift County Emergency Medical Services, Sgt. Debbie Pyles with the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Police Department, Sgt. Bart Walker with the Omega Police Department, Officer of the Year honoree Thomas Catanzarita with the Tift County Sheriff's Office Jail Division, Deputy Jonathan Toledo with the TCSO, Brandi Conway with the Tifton-Tift County Animal Shelter, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Ben Taylor, Officer Brian Shockley with the Tifton Police Department and volunteer Firefighter Brian Fincher with the Chula Fire Department.

    LEOs and first responders honored at banquet

    A room full of local law enforcement and first responders were honored Thursday night by the Tifton Elks Lodge at their annual Public Safety Officer Appreciation and Awards Banquet for their service in the community.
    Prior to the awards being given out, Louise Spradley, who organized the banquet, welcomed everyone, and the invocation and pledge were led by the Tift County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard.

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