Buzz: Exchange Club’s Unknown Soldier replica team to pay wreath at the Tomb on Friday. Big weekend for local 4-H team. Double feature for Cinema Under the Stars premiere in Cartersville.

Much like the hit television show Shark Tank, Floyd County 4-H’ers participated in the State Food Product Development Contest this past weekend. This contest is a partnership between the University of Georgia  Food Science Department  and Georgia 4-H.  Participants were challenged to develop a food product and complete both a written and verbal proposal.  The Floyd County Team developed a product called Clover Cups.  The Floyd County 4-H Team was awarded second place in state. Team Members Veeka Malanchuk, Karmen Holbert, Natalie Daniel and Mason Daniel are pictured with Dr. Mohan from UGA Food Science Department.

In remembrance: On Friday, May 18, members of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Replica team along with Rome Exchange Club will be laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in honor of the 60th anniversary of the burial of the World War II and Korean War Unknown Soldiers.  Charles Long, club president and Tomb Replica Travel Team members Jim Belzer, Scottie Edwards and Gil Espy, will lay the wreath at 1:15 p.m. Tomb replica project manager Bill King and past National Exchange Club President Dan McQueeney will be in attendance as well.

The first “Cinema Under the Stars” outdoor movie night is set for Saturday, June 2, following the monthly “Cartersville Cruise-In” car show. Attendees will have the option of viewing their choice of two films, Disney’s 2017 release of “Beauty and the Beast” or the 1978 classic, “Grease.” Showtime is set for 8:30 p.m. Food, beverage and a photo booth will be on hand. The event is sponsored by The Mullinax Team as well as Dustin Dickens Agency with American National Insurance, Owen Security, 3D-Tours, Taylor Transport, and Matt Garcia with Supreme Lending. Although the event is free, a $2 donation will be accepted for popcorn to benefit Etowah Valley Humane Society. For more:  Erika Wyant at 724-825-7333 or e-mail

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