Columbia County schools were represented recently at the State Special Equestrian competition in Conyers, Ga. Two Greenbrier High School students rode exceptionally well among some very talented riders from across the state.
Lori Stevens, a first-year rider, and Amanda Johnson, who participated for the second year in this annual event, posted the following finishes: in the Trail class, Lori finished third and Amanda was first; in the Showmanship class Lori was fifth and Amanda was fourth; Amanda placed first in the Equestrian division, while Lori placed third.
Lori and Amanda train at Canterbury Trails in Grovetown, and are coached by Stacy Hughes.
Fall Family Fest
Several families from around the community enjoyed a weekend of fun at the recent Mistletoe State Park Fall Family Fest. The park estimates 800 people participated in the activities.
The fun began Friday, Oct. 19 in the campground, where campers set up their sites for the campsite-decorating contest. Entrants were judged on originality, craftsmanship and creativity. The winners were: Hannah, Ashleigh and Carleigh Hamilton; Murphy Ann and William Newton; and, Nicklaus Hogan and Sarazen Porter. The families won a two-night stay in a Mistletoe cabin.
Saturday evening activities began with a live performance by the Little Turtle band. Guests also enjoyed hayrides around the lake and a marshmallow roast. Additionally, visitors tried their best bobbing for apples on a string.
Families later were entertained with ghost stories by storyteller Renne Hannah, who brought her tales to life through audience involvement.
The festivities ended with a night hike through the woods.
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