As reported 25 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1981:
The Grovetown Volunteer Fire Department celebrated its annual Christmas banquet at Schwartz's Restaurant in Augusta.
Guests of honor included the wife and family of the late Fireman Isaac Cliett. The Cliett family was presented a memorial plaque by Fire Chief Art Henning.
At the banquet, Fireman Rocky Conn won the Rookie of the Year award, and Capt. Bill Cox was named Fireman of the Year.
Other special guests included Grovetown City council member Mary Ann Vinson and Council member-elect Morris Free.
Help for heat offered
According to the Columbia County Department of Family and Children Services, low income citizens in Columbia County can apply to help meet the rising costs of heating their homes beginning Jan. 4, 1982.
County Director of the Columbia County Department of Family and Children Services Randolph Godding said that the department is taking applications.
Eligibility for the program is based on the income of the total household and whether the household is completely responsible for paying its total home heating costs.
Students on parade
Grovetown Elementary School held its second annual "Parade of Christmas" on Nov. 20 in celebration of National Children's Book Week.
For the parade, 175 students and teachers dressed as their favorite book character and paraded through each classroom.
Media specialists Kathy Allen and Kay Micklewright sponsored the parade.
Students with the best costumes were chosen from each grade level and were awarded with a Grovetown Elementary T-shirt.
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