As reported in The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times 30 years ago on Wednesday, June 13, 1973.
Local artist in one-woman show
Lynell Widener, a local artist, will display some oil and acrylic works in a one-woman show June 11-16 at Et Cetera Shoppe on Washington Road in Martinez. The exhibition will include oils and acrylic works on a variety of subject matter and in varied techniques.
Mrs. Widener, who has studied and practiced her art for the past eight years, has studied under Louise Mooneyham, Alexander Johnson, who teaches at the Gertrude Herbert Art Institute, Mrs. Ducan McDonnell of the Rose Hill Art Center, and Hilda Spiers.
Mrs. Widener is a member of the Augusta Art Association and the Aiken Artist Guild and has exhibited widely. Her paintings hang in private collections throughout Georgia and South Carolina.
Park groundbreaking ceremonies scheduled
Groundbreaking ceremonies for the George Wheatley Recreation Park will be held at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the construction site on Columbia Road. A motorcade of little league players and parents will leave Gibbs Field for the new park at noon.
Mr. Wheatley generously donated the land which will house new baseball and football fields and tennis courts.
A bake sale to support the park will be held the same day from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Gibbs Field with minor, major and senior league games ongoing all day.
American Legion receives honors
Three outstanding honors recently came to the American Legion Post 192, Evans, one being the certificate to an individual and the others to the entire post.
The Certificate of Merit Service was presented to Marvin "Bo" Gray, who is finance officer of the post and Child Welfare chairman of the 11th District. Mr. Gray is also a member of the State Child Welfare Committee. The certificate came as a result of his service in children and youth activities in the district.
A plaque was awarded to the post commending its achievement of membership quotas. The post also received a trophy for the highest percentage over quota in the district.
Allen receives Auburn degree
Ricky Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen Sr. of Evans, recently was one of 1,327 Auburn University students awarded degrees at the university's commencement ceremonies June 5.
Mr. Allen received a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction. The entire Allen family attended the ceremony and a reception before the graduation at the Goodwin Building.
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