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.”