Before chowing down on Thanksgiving lunch, students of Hill City Elementary 1st grade teacher Beth Olsen geared up for turkey day by performing "The Troubled Pilgrim" for parents and loved ones in their classroom. Set in both the modern world and the time of the first Thanksgiving feast, "The Troubled Pilgrim" is a play within a play that tries to get students to realize how much they have to be thankful for. Many Hill City classes went all out for the Friday, Nov. 21 lunch, with both students and hallways decorated with turkey feathers and other Thanksgiving-themed art. All Pickens County schools will be on break Wednesday, Nov. 26 through Friday, Nov. 28 in observance of the holiday.
By Max Caylor
Local Allstate Financial Services agent Steve Moranos presented a $1,000 check to Sue Appleton of the Ferst Foundation during a recent Rotary Club of Jasper meeting. Steve nominated the Ferst Foundation for the grant from The Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for their work with childhood literacy.
It doesn’t get much lower.
Linda Brannon’s husband, Glenn, a veteran of the Vietnam war, died in February. Not long after, Mrs. Brannon was notified by the Veteran’s Administration that she would receive $1,034 for burial expenses.
But the check never arrived - and it wasn’t due to red tape or procrastination. It was stolen.
Burnt Mountain clients are unloading food donations for the Pickens Feed The Families Free Thanksgiving Dinner to be held at Mary Ann’s restaurant on Thanksgiving Day. Mary Ann’s is located on East Church and meals will be served 11-2 p.m. The dinner is open to