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Putnam Past

May 21, 2020 - 06:00
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LAST YEAR (MAY 16, 2019)

Celebrating the National Day of Prayer, the community gathered at the Putnam County Courthouse to pray for all people to “Love One Another” - the theme for the 2019 event.

Approximately 65 bikers rode in the Noel Hawk Memorial Ride out of Eatonton, while many other people enjoyed food and craft vendor booths on the block surrounding Putnam County Courthouse. The event was in memory of Eatonton Police Officer Noel Hawk.

5 YEARS AGO (MAY 21, 2015)

Members of the TLC Garden Club and Boy Scout Troop 132, the committee of veterans and supporters of the Veterans Wall of Honor Park in downtown Eatonton were working on the grounds and preparing for the Memorial day observance.

The Boot drive for burn victims was kicked off, where firefighters put on a traffic safety vest and held up a boot for the 26th yearly Give Burns the Boot campaign to gather funds to help burn victims.

10 YEARS AGO (MAY 20, 2010)

Families of Putnam County School System students watched a fashion show of the school clothes acceptable under the new Uniform Dress Code Policy.

Putnam County War Eagle Demetrius Wiggins signed on to attend West Hills Community College in California, complete with a scholarship and a work-study project that was to help get his dreams of being an entrepreneur off the ground.

25 YEARS AGO (MAY 18, 1995)

A sudden, powerful storm with tornado-like winds and fierce lightning struck Putnam county toppling large trees and downing power lines. Despite the intensity, there was surprisingly little property damage resulting from the storm, which had lasted less than 20 minutes.

The Putnam County dairy Association named the Camp Family as the 1995 Dairy Farm Family of the Year at its 16th Annual awards Banquet at the Senior Citizens Center.

50 YEARS AGO (MAY 21, 1970)

The Second Annual Putnam County American Quarter Horse Association Show was held at Putnam County 4-H Rodeo Grounds.

The united Methodists of Putnam were being challenged to make a contribution to a meaningful mission project. The mission project was a station wagon use by the Rev. and Mrs. David Allen as they returned to the mission field of Southern Congo.

75 YEARS AGO (MAY 17, 1945)

The Imperial Mill School had their closing exercises at the Village Methodist Church. The Primary Department put on a play “The wedding of Jack and Jill” after which the grammar grades had a short program.

Miss Edna Claire Cunningham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Cunningham of Eatonton, was named a member of the Agnes Scott College varsity volleyball team.

100 YEARS AGO (MAY 21, 1920)