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Dearing Elementary gets track

Dearing residents and students will benefit from a recent addition to the Dearing Elementary School campus. A walking and running track was paved in June.

According to DES Principal Linda Grisham, an $8,000 health index grant from the Department of Health funded construction of the track. "I want it to be a community track. That track belongs to everyone," Dr. Grisham said. "I want people to feel comfortable to come and take their children and walk on the track and exercise."

With further funding from the Parent Teacher Organization and money awarded to the school for energy savings, a high school regulation surface will be added in the future.

Curfew considered for Eubank Park and Dearing Gym

The Dearing City Council discussed the possibility of instituting a curfew for Eubank Park and the Dearing Gym during its July 12 meeting. Complaints from residents near both facilities led to the discussions. Both 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.

were brought up as possibilities as closing times for both facilities. According to Dearing Mayor Ralph Menees, the city council will examine the problem and continue discussion on the issue at the August meeting.

Farmer's market set

The Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce is hosting a farmer's market on Saturday, July 24, in the Railroad Street parking lot next to the Thomson Depot. Vendors will be set up from 7:30 a.m. until.

Getting By Farms and other vendors will be selling produce and plants at the market. Produce such as watermelons and tomatoes will be on sale. Also, plants like hanging baskets will be for sale.

Anyone interested in selling produce items Saturday can call the chamber at 597-1000.



Web posted on Thursday, July 22, 2004


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