Education: Ground broken for new Armuchee High gym. Lindale Mason Lodge No. 455 helps Pepperell Primary innovation lab. Modern Woodmen lend a hand at West End. Berry alum/artist Al Christopher offers wood-turning demonstration, to discuss his work on Christopher Browning Pavilion at Oak Hill.
Lindale Masonic Lodge #455 presented Pepperell Primary School with a check for $1,260 for their innovation lab/ makerspace project. Pictured left to right: Interim Principal Barbara Smith, Lindale Masonic Lodge #455 Past Masters Ron Pajor and Richard Johnston, Media Specialist Allison Watson, Lindale Masonic Lodge #455 Master Larry Padgett, Chaplain Terry Simmons, Treasurer JD Ayers, Cherokee Masonic Lodge #66 member Norman Barden and Assistant Principal Courtney Hampton.
The sound of cheers and ‘thank yous’ rang from Margaret Patton’s classroom at West End Elementary as members of the Modern Woodmen of America financial group donated $300 worth of school supplies to the students. West End student Jayden Jones knew that his classroom needed certain school supplies. He expressed this need to his grandparents, Jimmy and Louise Burgess, who are members of Modern Woodmen of America They then took further action. Erica Morris, who serves as Floyd County’s representative for Modern Woodmen, submitted Jayden’s request for Ms. Patton’s class to be a recipient of the Care and Share Award for 2018. West End was chosen as one of the classes that received school supplies.
Berry College alum and artist Al Christopher will lead a wood-turning demonstration and discuss his work on Nov. 12 at the Christopher Browning Pavilion at Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum. Christopher’s work is on display for the first time publicly at Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum through May 2019. The woodturning demonstration will be from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 12. Christopher will discuss woodturning basics, answer questions and turn a wood form on a lathe. The exhibition will remain open until 5:45 p.m. Nov. 12, for guests to visit prior to the demonstration. This event is free and open to the public. For more: berry.edu/oakhill/