2017-08-24 / Front Page

Chamber extends challenge to alumni for special homecoming war of classes

As homecoming fast approaches, The Chamber of Commerce has extended a challenge to all alumni classes of Lincoln County High School to participate in a special war of the classes homecoming jambo­ree, which will take place on Friday, October 20, as the Red Devils face off against Greene County.

“We’re trying to unify the com­munity over our biggest tradition, which is football,” board member Zay Banks said.

He explained that alumni classes, from 2017 back, must band together to compete in three categories in which they’ll be judged – significant cash prizes will be awarded to the victors.

Categories to be included and judged are:

1. A class cook-off.

2. The class with the highest at­tendance rate at the homecoming football game.

3. Spirit – from “RaRas” to being decked in Devil Red, the judges want to hear the alumni cheer on the team.

Banks encouraged anyone want­ing to participate to start gathering fellow classmates together now, as October 20 will soon be here.

“It doesn’t matter if you graduated in 2017 or 1963, we want to see our community get active and support our Devils,” Banks said.

In addition to the Chamber Board of Directors extending this invita­tion to the community, members likewise conducted their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, August 14, to discuss a full agenda regarding the highly anticipated, and upcoming season of events such as the annual Christmas parade, along with other pertinent items of busi­ness.

Banks also gave a report on the activities of the Festivals and Events Committee, reporting that the Lin­colnton parade is “being given the top priority this fall” and that “it is planned to be bigger and better than any parade in the past.”

“This is the 20th annual Christmas parade, so we’re trying to make it a spectacular event,” Banks said. “We’re working to incorporate all sorts of new things, including spe­cial performances from the Lucy C. Laney and T.W. Josie High School bands. We’ve been in communica­tions with them, and we’re anticipat­ing possibly including a few perfor­mances from local celebrities.”

Banks included that several other dazzling events are in the works for the parade, and prize monies will be given away as a part of the float competition.

The community is also asked to mark their calendars, as this year the parade has been tentatively set for Saturday, December 16, beginning at 3:30 p.m.

“Too much help is not enough help – we need as many volunteers as possible for the Christmas festi­val,” Banks emphasized.

Those wanting to volunteer for the parade and festival may contact Banks directly by phone at 706- 466-4629, or by email at ZayB­Banks59@gmail.com.

Among other discussed items of business, Katlin Norman gave a very encouraging report on the Member Recruitment/Retention Committee.

Her plans include assigning each Chamber member an ambassador to help them in any way possible. The ambassadors will also be tasked with staying in regular contact with the members.

Norman plans on providing each new member a comprehensive list of services available from the Chamber.

Additionally, the Chamber changed its regular meeting times to 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month, which will begin in September.

“If you are interested in becoming part of the Chamber of Commerce or participating in any of our events, you can contact the Chamber at 706-359-7970,” media contact Chris Bradford added.

For even more information, con­tact Bradford at 706-359-7930, or email LCGAChamberOfCom­merce@gmail.com.

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