Stone Mountain News

By Ola K. Norman - For The Tribune

Adam Collins will be preaching at Garden Creek Baptist Church at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Campers in the park are invited to come as they are.

There will be a business meeting at Garden Creek Baptist Church on Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. Everyone interested in this historic is invited to attend.

Old Roaring River Baptist Church is having revival this week through Oct. 5. Don Hudson from Fall Creek Baptist Church is the guest speaker. Pastor James Pardue invites everyone to attend.

Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church on the Traphill Road will have revival Oct. 8-12 at 7 p.m. Jonathan Barker is the guest speaker. Pastor Danny Royal invites you to worship with them.

There will be a Fire Prevention Celebration at the Austin Ball Park on Oct. 13 from noon to 5 p.m. There will be bounce houses, food and drink, face painting, door prizes and games, antique fire trucks. This is sponsored by the Austin Fire & Rescue Department to celebrate their 60th anniversary.

New books available to check out at the Traphill Branch Library include “The Healing” by Linda Byler, “In His Father’s Footsteps” by Danielle Steel, “In Times Gone By” by Tracie Peterson, “Juror #3” by James Patterson, “Leverage in Death” by J.D. Robb and “My Kind of Christmas” by Janet Dailey.

The Traphill Fire Department will host the annual Trail of Treats on Oct. 31. This will take place around the track at the main station. They would like to extend an invitation to any churches or businesses who maybe interested in setting up a table at the event. This is for all the children come out for a trail of candy and fun.

The Traphill Fire Department will be hosting its first ever Christmas bazaar on Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are looking for vendors for the event. Inside spots cost $25 and outside spots cost $15. One table will be provided and you may bring one table. Only one direct sales representative per company so the first to sign up gets the spot. Spots must be paid by Oct. 29 and is non-refundable. Contact Beth McDaniel at 336-452-1890 or Ethan Baker at 336-469-4504 for a vendor application.

The Traphill Fire Department will have a Christmas raffle to be drawn on Nov. 17. First prize is a basket of gift cards from local businesses ($300 value), second prize is a Ruger 10-22 or a $200 gift certificate to Elk Outdoors (winner’s choice) and third prize of a $100 gas card. You do not have to be present to win. See any fireman for tickets.

Congratulations to the Traphill Fire Department for receiving a FEMA SAFER grant that will fund training and having someone available at the fire department Monday through Friday from 9 to 5 for the next four years beginning in November. This will be at no cost to the taxpayers.

Congratulations to Morgan and Nathan Shumate on the birth of a baby girl, Jade McKinley Shumate, born on Sept. 27. Proud maternal grandmother is Tina Handy. Paternal grandparents are Darren Shumate and Wynette Adams. Big brother is Maverick Shumate.

Get well wishes go to Barry Riggins, who had surgery last week.

Condolences go to the family of Grace Colbert Adams, who died on Sept. 29.

Happy birthday wishes go to Wilma Shew, Larry Pierce, Cameron Cook, Shirley Sparks and Jayce Bo Collins on Oct. 1; Marie Smith on Oct. 3; Janice H. McGrady and Jack Pruitt on Oct. 4; Kenneth Cothren and Gary Kennedy on Oct. 6; William Kennedy on Oct. 7; and Terrie McGuire and Kaleb Dunn on Oct. 8.

Happy anniversary wishes go to Matt and Betty Daye, who celebrate their 37th anniversary on Sept. 26; Mary and Jimmy Ray Hutchinson, who celebrate their 57th anniversary on Sept. 29; and Jerry and Evelyn Sidden, who celebrate their 58th anniversary on Sept. 30.

Traphill had a low temperature of 64.4 degrees on Sept. 24 and a high temperature of 79.7degrees on Sept. 26. There was .4 inch of rain during the week of Sept. 24-30.

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

By Ola K. Norman

For The Tribune