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Library Fighting Back!

February 16, 2011 in Better Hometown,Chamber of Commerce,City of Wrightsville,Events,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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Surviving in bleak economic times and facing a reduction in funding from the State of Georgia, the Harlie Fulford Memorial Library is fighting back! The local library board has formed a Friends of the Library non-profit organization whose mission is to promote interest in, use of, and public support for the library. As demands for library services grow and budget cuts increase, the local Friends of the Library group hopes to counteract  budget shortfalls and supplement the library’s needs.
Local support for the library is funded by the Johnson County Commission, the City of Wrightsville, and the Johnson County Board of Education and while these funds remain in place for the coming year it is hoped that The Friends of the Library can make a meaningful contribution to an important local institution.
Friends of the Library board members agree that the success of the library’s non-profit will hinge on community support. Everyone is encouraged to join. Annual dues are: Students: $1.00; Individual: $10.00; Family: $20.00; Donor: $25.00 and Sponsor: $50.00. The Friends of the Library organization is listed as a 501(c)3 meaning  that individual donations qualify as being tax exempt. Checks for dues and donations may be mailed to the Harlie Fulford Friends of the Library, P.O. Box 69, Wrightsville,  31096.
A Book Sale held the first week in April was the group’s fundraising kickoff and proved to be a huge success! 

Welcome New Chamber Members

May 5, 2010 in Chamber of Commerce | Comments (0)

Brantley-Davis Funeral Home
555 West Court Street
Wrightsville, GA 
478-864-2808 


Follow Us on Facebook

March 3, 2010 in Chamber of Commerce,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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Follow the Wrightsville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce on Facebook


Chamber Cookbook

January 8, 2010 in Chamber of Commerce | Comments (0)

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mainlogoThe Chamber is preparing a taste-tempting cookbook featuring favorite recipes from our past & present Chamber Members.  We would like you to submit 3 or 4 of your favorite recipes so you can be represented in our memorable collection.  Recipe Collection Sheets are available at the Chamber Office.


New Guidelines for Chamber Marquee

December 28, 2009 in Chamber of Commerce,Events,Local News | Comments (0)

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The Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has new guidelines for the use of the Chamber sign in downtown Wrightsville. Click here for an update.


Chamber Going Green

November 13, 2009 in Chamber of Commerce | Comments (1)

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 Going Green Initiative: Starting in 2010 the Chamber would like to be able to send out all information on upcoming events and news by email. All Chamber members please contact Lynn Lamb at the Chamber office to make sure the Chamber has your email address on file. Also, anyone wishing to join the Chamber should contact Lynn at 478-864-7200 Mon-Fri 8:00 am-3:00 pm. Corporate and individual membership options available.
(Please see Membership Page)


Business Spotlight: Play Station Child Care & Learning Center

October 1, 2009 in Chamber of Commerce | Comments (0)

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Spotlight

On August 1, 2010, Judy Scott had a dream come true.  She opened Play Station Childcare & Learning Center.  She had seen a need in the community and had wanted to open a childcare center for a long time, but things never worked out.  When Mrs. Annette Claxton and Mr. Ambros Powell approached her about re-opening Play Station, Judy told them she would have to pray about it and talk to her husband.  After a lot of prayer and talking with her husband, she told them she would open the childcare center.

Play Station Childcare & Learning Center is licensed through Bright from the Start with the State of Georgia.  The center is licensed for 43 children.  Children are accepted starting at 6 weeks through 12 years of age.   Full-time classes are available for children from 6 weeks to 4 years old.  An after school program is available for children from 5 to 12 years old.  They also accept Drop-In’s as long as space is available.

 At Play Station they believe children learn by example, by watching and observing the people around them.  We believe a positive, safe and caring environment will promote and nurture their learning experiences.  They use a state approved curriculum and use art, music and play-time help to stimulate their learning.

One of their most important goals is to give the parents “Peace of Mind” when they leave their children at Play Station to go to work.  Parents are encouraged to come by and call to check on their children during the day.  Play Station also has a “state of the art monitoring system”, with at least 1 camera in each room or area of the center, including the playground and parking lot.  A large screen TV is in the lobby where all areas of the center are monitored continuously during the centers operating hours.  Parents can watch their children on this TV in the lobby.  They are working toward having this system available on their website.

Play Station also has an up-to-date, clean and well organized facility that is in complete compliance with Bright from the Start.  They meet or exceed all requirements.  They are constantly looking for ways to improve and welcome comments from the parents and the public.

One of the best things about Play Station is the experienced and caring staff.  They truly want to make a difference in the lives of the children that attend Play Station.  Annette Claxton is the Director.    Peavy Hudson, Regina Moore and Anna Soles are full-time staff.   They are eager to learn as much as they can and recently attended an all day training seminar in Swainsboro and will be attending more trainings seminars in the future.  They have also been trained in CPR and First Aid.  Thelma Sweat, Nikki Lavender, Courtney Attaway, Sherry Rowland and Robbie Ward work part-time and they all have the same caring spirit that the full-time staff has.  

Play Station’s hours are Monday through Friday, 6:am until 6:00pm.  If you have any questions, please call the owner, Judy Scott at 478-278-6191 or the Director, Annette Claxton at 478-864-6005 for more information.    You can also check out http://www.playstationchildcare.com


Chamber of Commerce Membership Application

September 12, 2009 in Chamber of Commerce | Comments (0)

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