As reported 45 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 semi-finals, it has probably put as much effort into its planning as any town to reach this milestone. More than $14,800 has been spent to improve the public buildings in the community.
Winfield's entry into the contest was sponsored by the Winfield Home Demonstration Club, Mrs. A.B. Thomas, president.
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