Community photos 10/17/13
Thursday, October 17, 2013
With childhood obesity on the rise in America, Southside Elementary School officials are encouraging students to ride their bikes to and from school. Principal Reita Vaughn insists bike riders wear helmets for safety. An average of seven students are biking to school. Principal Reita Vaughn stands with bike riders Ramon Hernandez, Juan Brizuela, Jeanette Brizuela, Caleb Banks, Josh Arroyo and Tyler Tankersley. An impressive row of bikes are parked outside Southside waiting for their riders to get out of school.
A Daughters of the American Revolution grave marking ceremony was held on Sunday, Sept. 29 at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Williamson County for Martha Elizabeth Reynolds. Reynolds (July 31, 1898 - Nov. 11, 1972) joined DAR on Oct. 20, 1948, proudly claiming her Revolutionary War ancestor, George Reynolds, a lieutenant in Virginia. She was a member of the Old Glory Chapter and has relatives in the Shelby Chapter, which include Martha Watt and Laura Watt. The DAR members are shown here representing both chapters at the ceremony.
Thomas Magnet School will be able to take a visible stand against drugs. They will show their personal commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through the symbol of the Red Ribbon from Oct. 23-31. Ascend Federal Credit Union gave a donation for the Red Ribbon celebration. Jason Blackburn from Ascend presents the donation to Kay Elam, school counselor.