As reported 40 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Oct. 21, 1965:
Winfield a finalist
Georgia's "Stay and See" program enters its final stages this week as three travel authorities begin a five-day judging tour of 13 Georgia communities to determine which one will be designated the 1965 "Stay and See Georgia Champion."
The Winfield community of Columbia County was named last week as a semifinalist in population V (under 250), competing against Crawfordville for the title in this division.
Although Winfield is the smallest town making the semifinals, more than $14,800 has been spent to improve public buildings in the community.
The Harlem Bulldogs looks for victory No. 6 Friday when they meet one of the toughest foes in Region 4-C in the Lincolnton Red Devils.
Lincolnton will be out for blood this year as it was the same Harlem crew that knocked the props from under the high-flying Red Devils last year. Lincolnton, several times state champs, was not only beaten, but held scoreless for the first time in over 40 games by Coach Denny Kline's crew.
Horse show set
The first horse show of the Evans Band Boosters will be staged at the Circle T Ranch Saturday, Oct. 30, 1965, beginning at 4 p.m.
This show will end the season for exhibitors and a big turnout is expected, with about 150 horses to be entered. The season gets under way each year with the Evans Touchdown Club's show in late March.
The new edifice of Advent Lutheran Church, 3232 Washington Road, will be dedicated in a service Sunday, Oct. 24, 1965, at 4:30 p.m. The Rev. Raymond D. Wood, president of the Southeastern Synod of the Lutheran Church in America, will be present to officiate over the dedication and to preach the sermon. A large attendance is an-ticipated, according to the pastor, the Rev. William H. Martin.
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