Stone Mountain News

Traphill Fire Department will have food, games, music, and lots of activities for the Fourth of July beginning at 4 p.m. The Backporch Bluegrass Band will be playing from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and the Kruger Brothers will be playing from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The fireworks will explode as soon as it gets dark.

Yale Huie will be preaching at Garden Creek Baptist Church Sunday at 9 a.m. Everyone is invited to worship in this historic church within the boundaries of Stone Mountain State Park. Campers are encouraged to come as they are.

This year’s Summer Reading Program at Traphill Branch Library theme is “Every Hero Has A Story.” On July 7, there will be a Story Time program at 11 a.m. and magician Caleb Sigman will be there on July 9 at 10:30 a.m.

The library will be closed on Saturday.

New books ready to check out at Traphill Branch Library include “Crossover” by Kwame Alexander, “The Fourteenth Goldfish” by Jennifer L. Holm, “Brown girl dreaming” by Jacqueline Woodson, “Stella by Starlight” by Sharon M. Draper, ”A Snicker of Magic” by Natalie Lloyd, “The Great Greene Heist” by Varian Johnson, “Cinder by Marissa Meyer, “Counting by 7’s” by Kelly Goldberg Sloan, “Between shades of gray” by Ruta Sepetys, and “Ettiquite and Espionage” by Gail Carriger.

The Crabgrass Bluegrass Band has been playing for the Otto Wood play at The Record Park on the corner of 4th and E Street. They will be playing this week on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Congratulations to Bradley and Maranda Richardson on the birth of their daughter, Mckensie Renee Richardson, on June 23. Maternal grandparents are Phyllis and Harvey Billings and great-grandfathers, L.C. Wood and Bud Billings. Paternal grandparents are Phyllis Blevins and Randy Rodgers and the late Keith Richardson.

Happy birthday wishes go to Roy Baker and Johnny Pierce on June 29; Matthew Campbell on June 30; Preston Matthew Johnson on July 1; Jackie McGrady on July 2; Olive Thomas on July 4; and Clay Barnhill and Denise Kennedy on July 5.

Happy anniversary wishes go Bill and Louise Barnhill, who celebrate their 52nd anniversary on June 28; Gary and Rebecca Jolly, who celebrate on June 30; Alisha and Sam Mabe who celebrate their eighth anniversary on June 30; and Roger and Wanda Sparks, who celebrate their 32nd anniversary on July 3.

Traphill had a low temperature of 63.8 degrees on June 28 and a high temperature of 94.6 degrees on June 24. There was 1.7 inches of rain in Traphill during the week of June 22-28.

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

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