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Gwendolyn West of Royston

Mrs. Gwendolyn West of Royston passed away December 18, 2014.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Smith and her husband Bill of Royston; sons, Mike West and his wife Ruth of Fayetteville; Britt West and his wife Kelly of Winder; grandchildren, William Smith and his wife Alison; Joe Smith and his wife Amanda; Brad West; Steven West; Katie West Barto and her husband Burt; Carson West; Taylor West; great grandchildren, Will Smith; CJ Smith; Sarah Smith; Reese Smith and Landry Barto. Read More»

Books for the children

Monse Morgan, Hailey Brown and Johnnah Haskew (not pictured) are three Girl Scouts who have spent over 50 hours combined on their Silver Award Girl Scout Project. They collected gently used toys and books from their neighbors to fill the three bins and one toy box they decorated. These toys and books will help keep children entertained while their parents are receiving assistance at the Real Life Center. Photo/Submitted.

Monse Morgan, Hailey Brown and Johnnah Haskew (not pictured) are three Girl Scouts who have spent over 50 hours combined on their Silver Award Girl Scout Project. They collected gently used toys and books from their neighbors to fill the three bins and one toy box they decorated. These toys and books will help keep children entertained while their parents are receiving assistance at the Real Life Center. Photo/Submitted.

Giving up her presents

In spite of having only lived in Fayette County for a few months, Taylor Burrell has a heart for the teens and children in this community. She asked her parents if she could create toiletry kits filled with shampoo, soap, toothbrushes and deodorant to donate to the Real Life Center instead of receiving Christmas gifts from them this year. Photo/Submitted.

In spite of having only lived in Fayette County for a few months, Taylor Burrell has a heart for the teens and children in this community. She asked her parents if she could create toiletry kits filled with shampoo, soap, toothbrushes and deodorant to donate to the Real Life Center instead of receiving Christmas gifts from them this year. Photo/Submitted.

Two scouts earn high honor

Pictured (left to right):  Evan Roberts, Patrick O’Toole, Nino Young, Ricky Macke, Kyle Grisamore, Louis Kriel. All six young men began with Troop 211 in 2009, experienced a two-week adventure to Philmont together, and have all earned the rank of Eagle in the last twelve months. Photo/Submitted.

Pictured (left to right):  Evan Roberts, Patrick O’Toole, Nino Young, Ricky Macke, Kyle Grisamore, Louis Kriel. On Dec. 7, PTC Boys Scout Troop 211 honored its two newest Eagle Scouts, Ricky Macke and Nino Young.  Joining in the celebration were fellow Troop 211 Eagle Scouts, Evan Roberts, Patrick O’Toole, Kyle Grisamore and Louis Kriel.  All six young men began with Troop 211 in 2009, experienced a two-week adventure to Philmont together, and have all earned the rank of Eagle in the last twelve months. Photo/Submitted.

New Year’s resolution: give up the blood

National Blood Donor Month begins in January

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Piedmont collects thousands of toys for Toys for Tots

Piedmont’s medical community collected 2,525 toys as part of their Marine Toys for Tots Foundation campaign in Fayette and Coweta counties. Photo/Submitted.

Piedmont’s medical community collected 2,525 toys as part of their Marine Toys for Tots Foundation campaign in Fayette and Coweta counties. Toys were collected at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, Piedmont Newnan Hospital and physician practices throughout the two counties in order to provide a better Christmas for disadvantaged children in the area. On Tuesday, Dec. 16, the collected toys were delivered to Piedmont Heart on Francis Way in Sharpsburg for a “Collection Celebration,” where several members of the U.S. Marine Corps visited with participants. Photo/Submitted.

Wrapping presents for seniors

Wrapping presents for seniors

Be a Santa to a Senior (BASTAS) volunteer John Lacey helps navigate through the pile of gifts at BASTAS’ Wrapping Party Gala. Volunteers from assisted living homes, senior service organizations and the Fayette community flooded Heritage Christian Church in Fayetteville Dec. 13 to wrap Christmas presents for seniors in need. Members of BASTAS, an offshoot of Home Instead, a senior care service, will later distribute the gifts. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Flags with wreaths for veterans

Flags with wreaths for veterans

Fayetteville resident Mason Brook, a cadet with the Civil Air Patrol, was one of a number of cadets and veterans to place wreaths and flags on the graves of veterans at Westminster Memorial Gardens in Peachtree City as part of the nationwide “Wreaths Across America” event held Dec. 13. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Now THIS is a Santa’s workshop!

Now THIS is a Santa’s workshop!

Volunteers from assisted living homes, senior service organizations and the Fayette community flocked to Heritage Christian Church in Fayetteville Dec. 13. They sorted, wrapped and labeled presents at the Wrapping Party Gala and will later distribute the gifts to the needy seniors in the community. “The purpose of Be a Santa to a Senior is to spread holiday cheer to seniors who are financially challenged, shut in, or lonely and who might not otherwise receive any gifts this holiday season,” said Betty Keane, BASTAS event coordinator, who was in charge of the wrapping party. Read More»

Churches ... announce your Christmas and New Year’s events

The Citizen will publish a special listing on Wednesday, Dec. 24 detailing all Christmas church activities on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as well as New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Churches are requested to send announcements of events by noon, Monday, Dec. 22. Earlier is better.

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The Citizen, P.O. Box 1719
Fayetteville, GA 30214.

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Remember, the deadline is Monday, Dec. 22, at noon.

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