Stone Mountain News

By Ola K. Norman - For The Tribune

Vacation Bible School at Roaring Gap Baptist Church in Thurmond will be this week through July 1 from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. with dinner being served each evening at 6 p.m. The theme this year is “Submerged: Finding truth below the surface.” The kick-off and registration for “Submerged” last Saturday was a great success with all the kids having a ball.

The Traphill Fire Department will sponsor the annual Fourth of July Celebration on Saturday, beginning at 4 p.m. There will be food, games and music. The following will be providing music — Tim and Tanner Baker at 5 to 6 p.m., Brittany Kennedy, Roger Sidden, Franky Miller at 6 to 6:45 p.m., Trick archery Byron Tabor at 7 to 7:45 p.m., and the Backporch Bluegrass at 8 to 9:30 p.m. Fireworks will be at dusk. This is the last year the fire department will sponsor this event so be sure to come out and enjoy it.

Yale Huie will be preaching at Garden Creek Baptist Church on Sunday at 9 a.m. The Crabgrass Band will be singing. Everyone is invited to worship in this historic church, especially campers in Stone Mountain State Park (camping clothes are fine). Don’t forget that the Longbottom Road is still closed due to a bridge replacement.

There will be a business meeting at Garden Creek Baptist Church on July 9 at 5 p.m. Everyone interested in keeping this historic church going is invited.

New books available to check out at the Traphill Branch Library include “Glass Sword” by Victoria Aveyard, “Her Small Town Cowboy” by Mia Ross, “How to be Single” by Lu Tuccillo, “Instant Frontier Family” by Regina Scott, “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates: And a Thousand Cocktails” by Dave Stangle.

Summer Reading Program is underway at Traphill Branch Library. This year’s theme is On Your Mark, Get Set…READ! Call Brittney at the library at 336-957-3425 or check the library Facebook page to see what programs are scheduled.

Happy birthday wishes go to Kendall Shumate, Bobby Billings, Hunter Ratliff and Alicia Wood on June 27; Alisha Lovett Mabe and Denita Wiles on June 28; Roy Baker and Johnny Pierce on June 29; Matthew Campbell on June 30; Preston Matthew Johnson on July 1; and Jackie McGrady on July 2.

Happy anniversary wishes go to Bill and Louise Barnhill, who celebrate their 53rd anniversary on June 28; Gary and Rebecca Jolly, who celebrate on June 30; Alisha and Sam Mabe, who celebrate their ninth anniversary on June 30; and Roger and Wanda Sparks, who celebrate their 33rd anniversary on July 3.

Traphill had a low temperature of 54.3 degrees on June 20 and a high temperature of 92.3 degrees on June 23. There was .3 inch of rain in Traphill during the week of June 20-26.

Ola K. Norman may be reached at 336-957-8920 or

By Ola K. Norman

For The Tribune

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