Are you aware that there is a movement in America to
recycle older buildings for modern day use?
Do you know that these old walls can tell the story
of our past?
Do you know that we have an organization called
Calhoun Recreation and Development
Center, Inc.? It is a group of volunteer business leaders who care about
keeping Calhoun County on the map. They are planning to
reopen the NYA (National Youth Administration) building as a
multifunctional facility that can be used by citizens for recreation,
education, fitness, history and the arts.
Some of you remember the NYA building on the Stumptown- Russett Road.
Some of its uses in the past have been the training for building trades,
VoAg department, basketball court, community canning center, youth camp,
auditorium for plays, graduation and school concerts, and manufacturing
plant for several industries.
My first experience was sleeping on a table in the
VoAg shop during 4-H camp. I was a new, young teacher, so, of course, an
unsuspecting recruit. I did not know that we were supposed to bring our
own cot. I also led a campfire in a poison ivy patch. Yes, I was covered
in calamine lotion as a result.
The public now has an opportunity to give new life
to this grand old building, made of native sandstone and quarried in the
neighborhood. Most of all, the facility will once again be a gathering
place to provide learning and growing activities for our future
A Calhoun Recreation and Development Center
committee is asking for you to provide your memories, pictures and
artifacts to be recorded and sent to the Chronicle before the committee
meets on Thursday, Aug. 27. The information is needed to create a clear
vision for the facility, with the means for funding and implementation
of its goals.
This is only four weeks to search your memory. The
committee will appreciate anything you can do to help with the project
and help Calhoun County.
Calhoun County Farmer’s Market, located at Upper West Fork Park,
Chloe, is alive with music, fun, food and fellowship. The excitement
last week was a birthday celebration, with a little squealing pig and
two baby kittens.
The lunch special was barbecue and coleslaw.
Hotdogs and breakfast items are also available during market hours, on Wednesdays. Tables are
available for eating in, and take-out is also available. Lunch customers
are invited to share table space with vendors, visitors and regulars.
Music was provided by a trio of young ladies, Jordan Gregory, Angel Bee
and Christian Baker.