Alapaha Station Celebration

Alapaha Station Celebration

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Happy Birthday Renee Hattaway Copeland!!! I hope your day was one of the best and hope you had a blast!! I love ya girl!!
We enjoyed clogging for y’all today. Hope to see y’all again next year.
What a great idea to have this reunion this weekend!!! Here are a small group of Alumni AES Cheerleaders! I have lots more photos! I’ll start digging them up!! I don’t have Paige on FB if someone could tag her! ❤️
The Berrien Historical Photos website is very deficient when it comes to photos from the Alapaha School from the 1970s until it closed in the 1990s. I have attached a sample photo from The Berrien Press from April 1978. Obviously the microfilm scan is not so great. This is why we need the actual photos to scan. Does anyone have photos from the Press that you have not already shared with the Berrien Historical Foundation? We sure would appreciate your helping us fill in these gaps on our site! MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!
Connie Smith had a great show today! Hats off to the Alapaha Celebration for having her!
I had the honor of meeting Nathaniel 2 years ago, in those 2 years we formed a bond that was like no other! He came by all the time seeing what I was doing or just to talk, he checked on my Mom everyday when we went out of town and I would just go and sit and visit with him at this antique store while he worked placing all his treasures. I had the honor to design and paint his Christmas card this year, I didn’t allow him to come over until I was finished, I called him to come see his card and when he seen it we both had tears! He was a busy man and always on the go, I will miss him terribly but I’m blessed to have had a special friend that I loved and regret I didn’t know him sooner!
love all of these Happy Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas
We had a great time at the #Alapaha Station #Celebration
This Saturday!!!
This Saturday!!!
I am looking to this exciting weekend. It's always enjoyable to see my family and friends.

The Alapaha Station Celebration delivers a parade, free entertainment, arts and crafts, kids' rides, classic cars and tractors, delicious food, a beauty pageant, and a worship service.

First unleashed in 1981 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Alapaha, the Alapaha Station Celebration has flourished into an annual community festival held during the second weekend of every November. The 2019 theme, "Go Tigers! Saluting Alapaha Elementary School," will coincide with a reunion event at the Alapaha Gym for all school alumni, teachers, and staff. Alapaha Station Celebration 2019 Schedule of Events Friday, November 8 6:00 p.m. "Go Tigers! Saluting Alapaha Elementary School".....All teachers and alumni are invited to attend a reunion at the Alapaha Gym marking the 25th anniversary of AES’s consolidation Saturday, November 9 10:00 a.m. Southern Gunslingers [Old West shoot-out] and State Prison Cloggers [Lyons, Georgia] 10:30 a.m. PARADE [Former Alapaha Elementary School Principal Dona Fields and Coach Ronnie Floyd, Co-Grand Marshals]......to participate in the parade, go to the Dropbox link and download the official application.....https://www.dropbox.com/s/p5m8ukax6l38ghp/Parade%20application%202019%20Alapaha%20Station%20Celebration.doc?dl=0 11:15 Berrien High School Band [under the direction of Larry Freund and auxiliary direction Deree Nix] 11:35 Welcome by Mayor Waymond Smith Pledge of Allegiance by Karleigh Harrell [Alapaha] National Anthem by Linda Whitman [Fitzgerald] Announcements by Iraman Vickers 11:45 a.m. The Dazzling Diamonds Dancers [Jacksonville, Florida] 12:00 p.m. Cartoon Characters [after performing will meet kids @ Becky’s Beauty Salon; other children’s activities will occur near Alapaha Depot throughout day] 12:15 p.m. Mendi Stone [Alapaha] 12:35 p.m. Ruby Carter [West Berrien] 1:00 p.m. Tammy Kendrick and the Country Boys [Nashville, Georgia] 2:00 p.m. State Prison Cloggers [Lyons, Georgia] 2:15 p.m. The Danny Dawson Band [Manor, Georgia] 3:15 p.m. Intermission and cake auction to benefit Alapaha Fire Department + Alapaha Station Celebration 4:00 p.m. Ashley Campbell [country-pop headliner based in Nashville, Tennessee; youngest daughter of Grammy-winning Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbell In case of inclement weather, all entertainment will be moved to the Alapaha Gym. Bathrooms are located at the Alapaha Depot. Sunday, November 10 11:00 a.m. Community Worship Service, Alapaha Gym Guest speaker: Bro. Jimmy McMillan of Glory Church [opening remarks by Bro. Don Fender] Featuring the Alapaha Methodist Church Choir conducted by Gail Powell

Mission: To encourage community spirit in the Town of Alapaha and its surrounding area, the Alapaha Station Celebration has delivered a parade, free entertainment, arts and crafts, kids' rides, classic cars-tractors, delicious food, and a worship service since 1981.

Operating as usual

Historian Jason Owen suggested that it was high time for us to document Alapaha's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. God willing, we hope that these strange months are never repeated. Jason's images illustrate Berrien County Schools' delivery of free meals to kids at the gazebo, drive-in church services at Alapaha Baptist, thank-you signs for first-responders, farmers, and truckers, and social distancing at Dollar General. Feel welcome to submit your Alapaha-related Coronavirus photos below.

POSTPONED indefinitely until the coronavirus pandemic retreats......

We promise you won't leave disappointed once we are able to safely reschedule the Alapaha Easter Passion Play entitled "Behold The Lamb." Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds, practice social distancing among 10 or more people, and may God bless and keep us all safe in Alapaha.

Cindy Proctor, who taught 5th, 4th, 3rd, and finally kindergarten from 1982 to 1993 at Alapaha Elementary School, recently stumbled upon these four precious photos from circa 1987 in a drawer. Identification of any of the kids is welcome.

Close-ups of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church's 2nd place float entered in the parade. We'd love to see your photos of any of the parade floats, too. Merry Christmas!

Researched over a three-month period of texts, snail mail, phone, and house visits is a timeline of Alapaha Elementary faculty prompted by the 25th anniversary reunion of the school consolidating which we observed at the gym last month. Extra photos not seen here as well as grades and subjects taught are found on the accompanying Medium link. Further details are always welcome if your friend, relative, or teacher was mistakenly omitted. Recalling exact years at AES is the trickiest part, and that is the area we need more info regarding. These teachers and their predecessors going as far back as the 1880s have forged the backbone of the little town with a big heart.

https://medium.com/@jeremylr/a-timeline-of-surviving-alapaha-elementary-school-teachers-28ba216ee610

If not for Georgia State House of Representative Penny Houston drawing our attention, we would never have applied for our first-ever grant—the Georgia Council for the Arts FY20 Vibrant Communities one. Initially apprehensive of all the paperwork required, we dug in our heels and won it! Here she is with celebration committee coordinator Sylvia Roberts (right).

Go Tigers! 125 Photos Saluting Alapaha Elementary School

Photos scanned by Korey Merritt and shown as a slideshow at the 25th anniversary reunion of Alapaha Elementary School closing on Friday, November 8, 2019, inside the Alapaha Gym; click on the "Videos" tab at the left of this page to see the slideshow

Photos scanned by Korey Merritt and shown as a slideshow at the 25th anniversary reunion of Alapaha Elementary School closing on Friday, November 8, 2019, inside the Alapaha Gym; click on the "Videos" tab at the left of this page to see the slideshow

Alapaha Elementary School slideshow for 2019 25th Anniversary Reunion by Korey Merritt

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award 2012 winner Glen Campbell's daughter Ashley as photographed by Brad McCall....around 50 shots in all so check out the link

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMGmpuzdSBIh3FNcOVQLlYCKW01mWtqJbFG3DK31ylJQdjp22f4otF0FLasE9JeSg?key=NzRTUjNzZ1R0NTU5WmVncUU5ZGs2MHZNa251Q0VR

Lots of professional shots are pouring in from Ashley Campbell's star-affirming set @ the celebration......first up are 66 photos of the Rhinestone Cowboy's youngest child courtesy of Walter Goff

https://www.facebook.com/pg/WalterGoffPhotography/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2010220002414881

Alapaha Station Celebration Main Stage Entertainment.

Get your royal blue or gold "Go Tigers! Remember AES" T-shirt today

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas: Head on over to the 3rd Annual Alapaha Country Christmas's official Facebook to stay in the loop and participate on Saturday, December 14. Jackla Dean Lawson designed the flyers, too.

https://www.facebook.com/Alapaha-Country-Christmas-866519793528820/

For our final free show of the day at 4 p.m.......Growing up, Ashley Campbell’s parents (multiple Grammy-winning singer-guitarist Glen Campbell and Kim Woolen) encouraged her to sing and play the piano. She did both, adding the acoustic guitar to the mix once she hit high school. A theater kid with comedic chops, she also landed roles in local musicals and improv groups, eventually heading to college as a theater major during her late teens. When a director cast Ashley in a role that required her to learn the banjo, though, she fell in love with the instrument. Inspired, and with the help of her godfather, legendary banjo player Carl Jackson, she began mastering her banjo technique, then started writing her own songs. No wonder the Rhinestone Cowboy asked her to join him on his farewell tour not long after she graduated college, a tour that would eventually take his band — Ashley included — on a three-year ride around the world. The banjo sounded timeless, reminding her of the music she’d heard as a child.

Ashley kept writing new material during her days on the road. By the time her father retired from touring in 2012, she was ready to make her introduction not only as a sideman, but as a solo artist in her own right. Dot Records, an imprint of the Big Machine Label Group, was ready, too, signing Ashley to a roster that also includes Maddie & Tae, Steven Tyler and Drake White. Teaming up with Kenny Chesney’s longtime producer, Buddy Cannon, she began recording songs for her debut LP “The Lonely One.” All of the tracks — including “Remembering,” a poignant tribute to her Dad that doubled as the first single of her career — were either written or co-written by Ashley, who also played multiple instruments throughout the recording process. The goal wasn’t to create a perfect-sounding album featuring the best session musicians from Nashville. The goal was to be authentic and real, shining a light on a do-it-yourself artist who’s carved out her own sound.

Ashley Campbell is a multi-talented entertainer. A singer and songwriter who plays her own instruments. A newcomer with years of heavy touring under her belt. There’s no denying her iconic country pedigree, but Ashley is attracting the spotlight these days with her style, talent and a unique sound all her own (from Ashley’s Grand Ole Opry bio).

Make way for an unusual addition to the celebration lineup at 11:45 a.m. today. The Dazzling Diamonds Dancers are a vibrant, talented, fun-loving group of seniors whose name is most befitting to their unique style of self expression. The proud founder of The Diamonds is Dr. Dawn McDermott. The Diamonds’ branches stems from the Rockettes of the and from their founder, Dr. Dawn McDermott.

Dr. Dawn met the need for those Seniors 60 and over who wanted to step to a faster more colorful beat. He formed and groomed The Diamonds in the latter of 2007 from line dancers to confident all around performers of dance, music, poetry and theatre. Dr. McDermott has a knack for spotting the best in folk and developing their gifts.

Now, The Diamonds are an organized force of senior citizens who are debunking the myths of the ‘aging’ as those who are supposed to be out to pasture. They dance to a much different beat than society’s misperceptions of those who are 60 and over as if they have found the fountain of youth up close and personal. No wonder they call themselves The Diamonds; for it conjures up the qualities of a diamond that they all possess.

They have healthy self images of themselves and life like that of precious stones. They have pierced through the challenges of life like the hardest substance known to man and have become all the wiser for it. They have managed to be on the cutting edge of life and not settle for complacency and society’s image of what being over 60 years old is about.Their path to an enriching life does not come without challenges. They swing and shimmy above arthritis, cancer, pace makers and financial problems to name a few.

They poise and posture themselves upright above the turbulence and grip the beauties of life with the soles of their feet. When their 81 year old dancer and singer rocks her shoulders while sashaying down to the ground, one can’t help but think: “I can live for today, too.” When a dancing member with a pacemaker breaks out into kicks and costume changes, one can’t help believe that: “I can overcome, too.” When their cancer survivor struts across the stage with so much fervor that the audience bursts out epithets like, “Wow, that’s what I’m talkin’ bout,” you know they are reaching the masses and moving the barometer of what seniors can do up some notches!

Raised between Alapaha and Nashville on a farm in the Flat Creek vicinity, Bro. Jimmy McMillan is our special guest at the Community Worship Service finale on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. inside the Alapaha Gym. It's non-denominational and free to the public.

An old-time Baptist preacher with tenures at St. Illa near Douglas and Edith in Fargo as well as on Douglas radio, Bro. Jimmy lives at Bay Meadows [formerly Holiday Beach] with unwavering wife Claire.

This past June Glory asked him to preach their revival. Within weeks the non-denominational church a mile east of the the infamous Sheboggy watering hole selected Bro. Jimmy to be their permanent pastor.

According to Butch Gaskins, his Berrien High School pal and college roommate is a "dynamic Bible scholar who lives what he preaches every single day. Glory is blessed to have him as our pastor. He steps on your toes and makes you squirm in your seat, but we all need to examine our relationship with the Lord.

"Bro. Jimmy taught public school for several years and served on the school board in Clinch County. His favorite hobby is fishing, and Barry McMillan of Barry's Deli in Nashville is his younger brother. Bro. Jimmy possesses a deep baritone voice and is always happy to sing. He is a fine, fine man."

Conducted by Gail Powell, the Alapaha Methodist Church choir will sing "Your Grace Finds Me," "Lord of All," "Fix My Eyes," and "Amazing Grace." Don Fender of Alapaha Church of God will give the invocation, Jeff Chavis will introduce Bro. Jimmy, and Bro. Darryl McHan of Alapaha Baptist will close with the benediction prayer.

Gym heating is available so don't worry about any draftiness or catching a cold. Come exhibit your community spirit by worshiping God and thanking him for what we intend to be a superb weekend of the Alapaha Station Celebration.

Schedule for this weekend (Alapaha Elementary School reunion on Friday Nov. 8, parade and entertainment & Ashley Campbell & arts & crafts on Saturday Nov. 9, and Community Worship Service on Sunday Nov. 10)

Heather

What a great idea to have this reunion this weekend!!! Here are a small group of Alumni AES Cheerleaders! I have lots more photos! I’ll start digging them up!! I don’t have Paige on FB if someone could tag her! ❤️

Country troubadour Danny Dawson saddles back up for the celebration at 2:15 p.m. this Saturday November 9. In his most expansive interview to date (you can find the entire story and photos and videos by clicking on the Medium link), Danny sheds light on the singular event that nearly thwarted his career permanently.

Question: Just how close did you get to being signed by a major label?

Danny Dawson: Very close. RCA was looking to sign me in 1995, but it fell through because my manager blew it. He had no idea of how to talk to a label even though his father was a legend in the business. I won’t get into all the details because he has passed away, and I remain good friends with his family. Just prior to RCA’s interest I did sign with a small independent label owned by Berrien Sutton, an attorney out of Homerville, Georgia. He financed and produced my self-titled first album but didn’t know how to market it. The album [containing 12 Dawson compositions plus two covers written by “Good Hearted Woman” producer Ronny Light] sat on the shelf for well over a decade with no radio play until I started selling the CD’s myself around 2010.

Question: After losing the RCA deal, did you keep doing shows or did it frustrate you so much that you stopped music entirely?

Danny Dawson: I tried performing, but I just didn’t have the heart anymore. I sold all of my guitars and hid in the shadows for a long time. One day out of the blue a fella named Wayne Delk came to my house and asked, “Are you Danny Dawson?” I said, “Yes, why do you wanna know?” He then held up a CD of my first album with my picture on it and replied, “Because I let some people in Alapaha listen to it. They fell in love with your voice and want to know if you would do an acoustic set.” I was like, “Man, I haven’t sang in years. I don’t know if I have the nerve anymore.” Wayne, who was basically my guardian angel, couldn’t be deterred. He said, “Danny, you’re awesome and will do fine.” I eventually accepted and returned to country music at the Alapaha Station Celebration [Saturday, November 14, 2015]. I haven’t slowed down since.

Photography by Wenda Gaile Bailey / Bailey's Berrien Photos

https://medium.com/@jeremylr/never-givin-up-with-foremost-country-troubadour-danny-dawson-6a274e21cc3c

All the parade floats on stunning display just might be our favorite part of the celebration. It's not too late to enter your church, business, or organization into the parade which begins at 10:30 a.m. sharp on Saturday, November 9.

If you wish your entry to be judged, keep in mind the theme is "Go Tigers! Saluting Alapaha Elementary School" with royal blue & gold being the mascot colors. All floats must be on the parade grounds prior to 9:30 a.m. in order to be judged. Below is the parade entry form (we can also email to you). It's FREE to enter.

Trivia time: Parade floats were first introduced in the Middle Ages when churches used pageant wagons as movable scenery for Passion Plays.

Last call to sign up for a booth! Whether you have a plant nursery, clothing, fresh vegetables & fruit, antiques, photography, woodworking, outdoor gear, cotton candy, candy apples, apple tarts, pony rides, train rides, water slide, horseshoes, mechanical bull, or are non-profit, we'd love for you to consider participating as a vendor on Saturday, November 9. Just a week away. To obtain a booth application private message us comment below. All photography by Wenda Gaile Bailey / Berrien SmugMug

At 12:15 pm next Saturday, November 9, Mendi Stone is bound to slay the entertainment stage in front of Bank of Alapaha. Here's Mendi's mellifluous journey in her own words...

"I have always had a passion for music. I discovered my voice around 10 years of age. I can remember a Christmas play at church when I was assigned a solo part. That was my first experience alone, that is, in front of a crowd.

"Growing up in church around inspiring talents has influenced me immensely. I credit my Aunt 'Millie' Mock and my Granny LaTrell with being the most encouraging in my continuing to sing through the years. Regarding professional gigs, I don’t do much performing compared to my younger brother Kyle. He sings lead for Kason Layne. I am a busy, working nurse practitioner.

"I would describe my singing as country-soul. I like to think I have patterned my 'sound' after artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Wynonna Judd, Reba McEntire, as well as soul singers such as Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight. My tastes for music have certainly evolved over the years, but I do find myself sticking with many of the same artists/songs I have always been drawn to.

"The songs I have been rehearsing for the celebration are of a great blend and variation. Some country, some blues/soul. I will be performing four, but I'm keeping them a secret 'til the show. Last year I chose Bonnie Raitt’s ‘Something to Talk About,’ Deana Carter’s ‘Strawberry Wine,’ the Judds’ ‘Love Is Alive,’ and Wynonna’s ‘Tell Me Why.' You would be surprised to learn that there is no real rhyme or reason to my song selection process. I simply pick songs that mean something to me, whether they be an emotional ballad or upbeat tune.

"I attempted Martina McBride’s 'Whatever You Say' one year. Wow, what a challenge that was! I don’t think I would try that one again. 'River of Time' by the Judds is definitely an emotional tune. I sang it several years ago at the celebration following the loss of a loved one.

"The celebration means a great deal to me to be allowed the opportunity to sing for my hometown. The one celebration memory that always comes to mind when I step onstage is the last time I saw my Aunt Millie smile and blow me a kiss. I must have been about 17 years old.

"I certainly struggle with stage fright. Always have. A great help for me is getting a feel for the crowd, learning their expectations early on, and delivering a crowd pleasing performance. And mistakes do happen. Oh goodness, just two years ago one of my tracks stopped playing halfway through the song but…the show must go on. It wasn’t ideal, but I recovered and moved on.

"I always pray for God to allow me to deliver a performance that is pleasing to him. I do try to place God first. My faith is my strength. I can definitely not envision a time in my life when I would stop singing. Singing and music are in my DNA."

Our Story

The Alapaha Station Celebration got off the ground as a festival marking the centennial of Alapaha in 1981. Our annual event extols community awareness and genuine fun in a safe, family environment and is held during the second weekend of November. A parade, free entertainment, arts and crafts, kids' rides, classic cars and tractors, delicious food, a worship service, and much more are just around the corner.

Our 2019 theme, “Go Tigers! Saluting Alapaha Elementary School, depicts the ferocious tiger mascot in either a royal blue or gold shirt. On Friday evening, November 8, at 6 p.m. a reunion of school alumni will mark the 25th anniversary of the school closing as well as the 80th anniversary of the Alapaha Gym opening.

Regional talent, including country traditionalists the Danny Dawson Band and Tammy Kendrick and the Country Boys, will perform throughout Saturday, November 9, following the 10:30 a.m. parade. Our 4 p.m. headliner is statuesque chanteuse Ashley Campbell, a multifaceted instrumentalist and songwriter from Arizona who happens to be the youngest child of Grammy-winning Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbell.

Bro. Jimmy McMillan of Glory Church will wrap up the celebration with a Community Worship Service on Sunday, November 10, at 11 a.m. inside the gym with music conducted by Gail Powell and the Alapaha Methodist Church Choir.

The Alapaha Station Celebration brings our community together for a weekend of fun and enables people with limited financial resources the opportunity to enjoy an entertainment roster featuring a professional singer at no cost to them. No two ways about it, folks will leave with an appreciation for why Alapaha is nicknamed the "little town with a big heart."

Celebration-propelled revenue impacts the town and county. The annual, spectacularly blessed Alapaha Easter Passion Play counts the celebration as a sponsor. Funds have been contributed to the Alapaha Fire Department and individuals who have experienced house fires or other emergencies. Flags and Christmas decorations have been purchased for the community. The celebration committee also played a prominent role in the mammoth Alapaha Gym restoration project in 2013 which revitalized the historic structure for future community functions. Alapaha Station Celebration 2019 Schedule of Events

Friday, November 8

6:00 p.m. "Go Tigers! Saluting Alapaha Elementary School:” All teachers, staff, alumni, and friends are cordially invited to attend a reunion at the Alapaha Gym marking the 25th anniversary of AES’s consolidation.

Saturday, November 9 10:00 a.m

Southern Gunslingers [Wild West shoot-out] and State Prison Cloggers [Lyons, Georgia]

10:30 a.m..........PARADE [Co-grand marshals are former Alapaha Elementary School Principal Dona Fields and Coach Ronnie Floyd]

11:15 a.m.—Berrien High School Band [under the direction of Larry Freund and auxiliary direction Deree Nix]

11:35


  • Welcome by Mayor Waymond Smith

  • Pledge of Allegiance by Karleigh Harrell [Alapaha]

  • National Anthem by Linda Whitman [Fitzgerald]

  • Announcements: Iraman Vickers
  • 11:45 a.m.—The Dazzling Diamonds Dancers [Jacksonville, Florida]

    12:00 p.m.—Cartoon Characters [after performing will meet kids @ Becky’s Beauty Salon; other children’s activities will occur near Alapaha Depot throughout day]

    12:15 p.m.—Mendi Stone [Alapaha]

    12:35 p.m.—Ruby Carter [West Berrien]

    1:00 p.m.—Tammy Kendrick and the Country Boys [Nashville, Georgia]

    2:00 p.m.—State Prison Cloggers [Lyons, Georgia]

    2:15 p.m.—The Danny Dawson Band [Manor, Georgia]

    3:15 p.m.—Intermission and cake auction to benefit Alapaha Fire Department + Alapaha Station Celebration

    4:00 p.m.—Ashley Campbell [headliner and the daughter of Grammy-winning Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbell]


  • In case of inclement weather, all entertainment will be moved to the Alapaha Gym. Bathrooms are located at the Alapaha Depot. Sunday, November 10 11:00 a.m., Alapaha Gym

  • Community Worship Service

  • Guest speaker: Bro. Jimmy McMillan of Glory Church

  • Opening remarks by Bro. Don Fender of Alapaha Church of God]

  • Featuring the Alapaha Methodist Church Choir conducted by Gail Powell
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    245 NE Railroad St
    Alapaha, GA
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    Everyone is invited to join the Alapaha community for a fun-packed weekend of family entertainment. You are welcome to purchase a booth and sell / display your products on the day of the parade (Saturday, November 9). Whether you have a plant nursery, clothing, fresh vegetables & fruit, antiques, photography, woodworking, outdoor gear, cotton candy, candy apples, apple tarts, pony rides, train rides, water slide, pickup ducks, horseshoes, or even a mechanical bull, we'd love to see you. To obtain a booth application private message us, send an email to [email protected], or click on the Dropbox link and download. https://www.dropbox.com/s/hdfp7ew6nhfb6dm/2019%20November%209%20Booth%20Application%20for%20Alapaha%20Station%20Celebration.odt?dl=0 Additional information may be obtained by calling any of the information numbers listed below and thru up-to-date postings on our page. Information Numbers: 229-532-6115 229-532-6191 229-532-7475 Facebook.com/AlapahaStationCelebration Alapaha Station Celebration 2019 Schedule of Events Friday, November 8 6:00 p.m. "Go Tigers! Saluting Alapaha Elementary School".....All teachers and alumni are invited to attend a reunion at the Alapaha Gym marking the 25th anniversary of AES’s consolidation Saturday, November 9 10:00 a.m. Southern Gunslingers [Wild West shoot-out] and State Prison Cloggers [Lyons, Georgia] 10:30 a.m. PARADE [Former Alapaha Elementary School Principal Dona Fields and Coach Ronnie Floyd, Co-Grand Marshals]......to participate in the parade, go to the Dropbox link and download the official application.....https://www.dropbox.com/s/p5m8ukax6l38ghp/Parade%20application%202019%20Alapaha%20Station%20Celebration.doc?dl=0 11:15 a.m. Berrien High School Band [under the direction of Larry Freund and auxiliary direction Deree Nix] 11:35 a.m. Welcome by Mayor Waymond Smith Pledge of Allegiance by Karleigh Harrell [Alapaha] National Anthem by Linda Whitman [Fitzgerald] Announcements by Iraman Vickers 11:45 a.m. The Dazzling Diamonds Dancers [Jacksonville, Florida] 12:00 p.m. Cartoon Characters [after performing will meet kids @ Becky’s Beauty Salon; other children’s activities will occur near Alapaha Depot throughout day] 12:15 p.m. Mendi Stone [Alapaha] 12:35 p.m. Ruby Carter [West Berrien] 1:00 p.m. Tammy Kendrick and the Country Boys [Nashville, Georgia] 2:00 p.m. State Prison Cloggers [Lyons, Georgia] 2:15 p.m. The Danny Dawson Band [Manor, Georgia] 3:15 p.m. Intermission and cake auction to benefit Alapaha Fire Department + Alapaha Station Celebration 4:00 p.m. Ashley Campbell [country-pop headliner based in Nashville, Tennessee; youngest daughter of Grammy-winning Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbell In case of inclement weather, all entertainment will be moved to the Alapaha Gym. Bathrooms are located at the Alapaha Depot. Sunday, November 10 11:00 a.m. Community Worship Service, Alapaha Gym Guest speaker: Bro. Jimmy McMillan of Glory Church [opening remarks by Bro. Don Fender] Featuring the Alapaha Methodist Church Choir conducted by Gail Powell
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