Tifton Gazette


November 28, 2012

This weekend’s schedule for Hometown Holidays

TIFTON — Downtown Tifton’s 14th Annual Hometown Holiday Christmas Celebration starts today with the Tifton Heritage Foundation’s Christmas Tour of Homes. This year’s theme is “A Storybook Christmas”. This year’s celebration promises to offer you a unique experience with new free carnival rides, free pony rides, free live entertainment and great fun and fellowship for the entire family throughout the night, says Main Street’s Economic Development Director Lequrica Gaskins.

The following is a schedule of events:


• Tifton Heritage Foundation’s Christmas Tour of Homes - 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are available at Traditions, At Home on 12th, Annie’s Gift Shop or Advantage Realty. Tickets can also be purchased at any of the tour stops. The homes this year are: The home of Diane Lewis located at 602 N. College Ave.; The Avenue, a newly renovated 1940’s apartment building, located at 404 N. Tift Ave.; the home of Myra Owens located at 1415 Murray Ave.; the home of Gina Cox located at 505 W. 12th St. For more information, contact Julie Smith at 339-1776.

• Visit the Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage Dec. 1 for Tifton Garden Clubs Hall of Trees. There will be a silent auction for Christmas “Storybook Wreaths” awarded Saturday night with money going to the Wounded Warriors Fund. Contact Louise Hetzel at 392-1488 for more information. Don’t forget to see the Exchange Club Gingerbread Houses. Contact Tyron Spearman at 386-0216.


• The Tift Theatre for Performing Arts and the Tift County High School Blue Masques Theatre Club present “It’s Sad, So Sad When an Elf Goes Bad” — a Christmas play at the Tift Theatre. Show times are 9:15 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $3. Contact Frank Sayles at 556-7439.

• TMA presents “Holiday Mistletoe Market” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. They will be offering “Horse & Carriage” rides that are sure to welcome in the Christmas season. Be their special guest at your favorite downtown restaurant. Visit participating merchants for specialty gift selections, antiques, fine retailers, fashions, home decor and so much more. Holiday Mistletoe Market continues on Saturday. Call Maria Wells at 646-0655 or Connie Spurlin at 382-9116 for details.

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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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