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Car wash, dinner sale raises $500 for Teen Court

Miranda Vega (left) and Amber Harvill.

Miranda Vega (left) and Amber Harvill.

A car wash and dinner sale to support the county’s Teen Court program raised about $500 last weekend with the help of 15 volunteers, program coordinator Ryan Brannan and his wife Sandy.

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‘Central’ classes to hold a reunion

Children at the all-black Central Elementary School in the late 1960s couldn’t get away with much. Even when teachers left the room, and students misbehaved, somehow the teachers knew exactly what transpired in their absence.

“They always knew who was up walking around or whatever,” said Central Elementary alum Gail Haygood of Margaretta. “I never knew how they knew that.”

It took some years to figure it out, but one day it dawned on her. There was no air conditioning in those days so the pull-out windows near the ceiling were often open, reflecting a bird’s eye view of what was happening inside the classrooms to those outside.

“That was always cute for me because I tried to figure it out for years,” said Ms. Haygood, 54.

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End of summer bash at library

A few dozen youths ventured to the Emily Taber library’s “End of Summer Party” the morning of July 30 to close the library’s summer youth program to encourage reading.

Children played games, painted pictures and rocked out to tunes like Who Let the Dogs Out as organizers handed out raffle prizes and cold drinks amid the 80-plus degree heat.

Baileigh Griffis, 5, of Macclenny painting during the event.

Baileigh Griffis, 5, of Macclenny painting during the event.

Kyra Farmer at the water balloon toss.

Kyra Farmer at the water balloon toss.

Logan Vickers, 5, of Moniac tosses a stone using claw-dinosaur into one of many baskets for a prize.

Logan Vickers, 5, of Moniac tosses a stone using claw-dinosaur into one of many baskets for a prize.

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