The Valdosta Daily Times
THUMBS UP: To all of the students who will be graduating from Wiregrass Georgia Technical College and Valdosta State University this week. You have worked hard to obtain your degree and deserve recognition for your achievement. Times may be tough, but well trained and educated employees are always welcome in the workforce.
THUMBS UP: To the spectators and supporters of the South Georgia Classic Nationwide Tour event at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club. This event is an economic boon for the community and raises recognition of the South Georgia region. The corporate sponsors, grandstand sponsors, and volunteers are wonderful ambassadors for Valdosta-Lowndes County, creating a great impression on visitors.
THUMBS UP: To all the participants in the Relay for Life. The event will end this morning as the newspaper is being delivered, and those who spent the entire night at the track, walking and participating in the various events and fellowship offered are to be commended. The money raised goes to a terrific cause, finding a cure for cancer. Everyone can name at least one cancer victim in their family or social circle, and thanks to the research being done, many who experience the disease have a terrific chance at surviving it, unthinkable just a decade or two ago.
THUMBS UP: To the Valdosta Baptist Association, the organizers of the 4th Annual Community Day event, being held today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the vacant field across from Sam’s Club. The event offers clothing, food, and other necessities to those in need, along with medical check ups, hair cuts, Bibles, hygiene kits and more. There are activities to keep children busy and concessions are available at the site. At least 1,000 volunteers will be on hand to assist in helping the 15,000 people in need who are expected to attend.