The Scrooge Christmas toy and food drive at the Village of Deaton Creek continued into this sixth year in memory of the late Walter Scott, a resident who began the effort to support needy children with his wife, Cindy.
Lt. Stephen Wilbanks, CASA executive director Connie Stevens, Sgt. Mark D. Mitchell, residents Judy Dienell and Bob Dienell, Major John Latty, Scrooge Christmas toy and food drive chairman Cindy Scott, resident Dick Lahr and Deputy Chad Mann were among those taking part in Monday’s ceremony at the Village of Deaton which is in its sixth year. See LeAnne Akin’s photo gallery below.
The Scotts headed the toy and food drive since they moved to Deaton Creek seven years ago and Cindy is carrying on the tradition in spite of her husband’s death.
Mark LeClair, Lifestyle Director at Del Webb community, sent out the appeal to residents to honor “the late and great ‘Sir Walter Scott’, as I like to call him. In honor of Walter Scott, we will continue the amazing Scrooge Christmas toy and food drive. His vision and generosity lives on, and will live on.”
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Jackson County Parks & Rec youth basketball was under way Saturday morning inside the gym at West Jackson Primary School.
Spirited youth basketball action was under way Saturday morning inside the gym at West Jackson Primary School.
The 2013-14 JCPR basketball season got under way Friday night with a full slate of games at four locations.
The 8 & under boys played at Benton Elementary on Friday and continue through Saturday with the championship at 8 p.m.
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BULLI in Braselton classes for winter will begin Jan. 6 and end Feb. 21.
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Teri Jackson’s Free Spirit Felt & Fiber in the Hometown Walk shopping center is connecting with customers who are putting their hands to work to create fiber art and more.
By FARAH BOHANNON
Teri Jackson of Jefferson has turned her passion into a career and opened up Braselton’s first fiber art studio and shop, Free Spirit Felt & Fiber, located at 6750 Highway 53.
Jackson has only been felting for approximately two years and realized that she wanted to take things a bit further after ordering a kit to make her own little felted Easter eggs. She was hooked after that project and the wheels in her head began to turn. Jackson eventually became an advanced felter — she started felting ornaments, pocket books, clothing, masks, animals and, her personal favorite, dolls.
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