Buzz: Four Rome Middle School students named ‘Terrific Students.’ Junior Service League poinsettias now on sale. Reminder:  Floyd Fights Hunger on Saturday.

Buzz: Four Rome Middle School students named ‘Terrific Students.’ Junior Service League poinsettias now on sale. Reminder: Floyd Fights Hunger on Saturday.

From left, Abbey Carpenter, Skyler Gonzalez, Nidaa Samhawere and Ashanti Bowers.

 

On Thursday, four Rome Middle School students were honored by Rome Rotary as Terrific Students for the Month of October. Abbey Carpenter, Ashanti Bowers, Skyler Gonzalez and Nidaa Samhawere were nominated by their teachers. Each excels in their studies and are model students through their positive attitude and enthusiasm, determination and effort as well as their attendance and making school a priority. The luncheon was held at Coosa Country Club.


The Junior Service League of Rome is making your holidays brighter with beautiful poinsettias from the sole supplier of poinsettias for Walt Disney World and SeaWorld. Proceeds from the sale will provide school supplies to more than 2,500 children as well as help fund the Chieftains Museum and other initiatives to improve the lives of women and children in the Rome/Floyd County. Our beautiful poinsettias come in red, ivory, pink or Picasso, and are priced including tax at $11 for small, $17 for medium (most popular) and $22.

If you would like to support JSL this year in buying poinsettias here is how to order:

  • You can contact a member of Junior Service League to place your order
  • You can visit the website www.jslofrome.com for more information.

The deadline to order is Nov. 19. They will be available for pickup Dec. 6-7 at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds. 


Reminder:

  • Saturday: Second Annual Floyd Fights Hunger event is from 10 a.m. until noon in the gym at Rome High School. A project of the United Way of Rome & Floyd County, the goal is for volunteers of all ages to help pack 60,000 meals. Some 150 volunteers originally were sought but Executive Director Alli Mitchell now believes almost twice that many will show up. People will be in teams of 10 packing meals. Register to join them at #FloydFightsHunger. Local DJ Kylie Devaron has donated his talent for entertainment and Three Rivers Nutrition will be onsite for our participants who want an energizing treat to power them through the event. For more.
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