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Large crowd attended Art Show and Open House

AND THE LUCKY WINNER IS . . . EMERY OATES, right, won the electric train given away by CNS Cable at the Grady County Historical Society’s Art Show and Open House Sunday. Also shown is Emory’s brother, Paxton. Emery, 3, and Paxton, 7, are the sons of Dr. and Mrs. William Oates of Tallahassee and the grandsons of Mr. and Mrs. James Oates of Cairo. Looking on are, l-r: Hampton Ward, Yvonne Childs, City of Cairo Communications Director Celeste Tyler, and Historical Society President Donna Powell.

Nearly 300 took time Sunday afternoon to visit the Grady County Museum and History Center for the Grady County Historical Society’s Art Show and Open House.
The event featured the works of 27 local artists and the train exhibit donated by train enthusiast Hampton Ward of Atlanta. Ward flew in from Denver to attend Sunday’s event and says he enjoyed talking with the large group of children about the train exhibit.
Ward will be the featured speaker at the society’s meeting on Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at the Roddenbery Building.
“We were thrilled that Hampton could be with us. It was also a treat to have so many of our local artists present Sunday. The children had a wonderful time and we had 47 register to win the electric train set given away by CNS,” said Yvonne Childs, an organizer of Sunday’s show.
The art exhibit will remain on display at the museum and additional pieces will be rotated in and out over the next several months.
If you missed the open house Sunday, visit the museum Tuesday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Wednesday, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.; or Thursday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
For group tours or special events call the museum office at 229-377-5142.

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