As reported 39 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, May 2, 1968:
Thirteen 5-year-olds from the Land of the Little Folks Kindergarten, sponsored by the Harlem Parent-Teacher Association of Harlem, graduated on April 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Harlem Women's Club.
Those who graduated included Kim Boatwright, Karen Burroughs, Tony Collins, Pat Fitzgerald, Jimmy Hunt, Larilyn McLeod, Mack Price, Duane "Rip" Rivers, Zach Simons, Myra Simmons, Paul Smith, David Warner and Tobi Wyrostick.
Before receiving their diplomas, the students put on a program which included songs and verses.
Superintendent of Columbia County schools, John Pierce Blanchard, was recently appointed to the Georgia Department of Labor's Employment Security Agency Board of Review by Gov. Lester Maddox.
The appointment was made on Commissioner of Labor Sam Cadwell's recommendation. Blanchard will represent the general public on the board.
Library Club attends convention
Four library club members from Harlem High School, Mary Ann Stafford, Jody Schiller, Faye Otts and Tommy Brown, attended the annual convention of the Georgia Library Assistants (GALA), held at Camp Jackson, April 19-21.
The four delegates were accompanied by librarian Carolyn Lamkin. Delegates from 105 clubs represented the 2,200 Georgia students in GALA.
Sen. Herman Talmadge spoke at the convention Friday night, and Lucille Nix of the Public Library Unit spoke Saturday night.
State officers were also elected at the event, and Harlem High's Tommy Brown was selected as the state Historian.
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