Thanksgiving is finally here and you can already smell the food in the air. The shopping is picking up for Christmas, family is flocking together, and everyone is ready for some quality time with the ones that they love. All across LaGrange, local businesses are getting in the spirit with an ice rink opening, a horse drawn carriage has been spotted in the downtown, and the annual Christmas parade is quickly approaching. Here at Troup County news, our holiday traditions are continuing as the team recently held their annual turkey coloring contest and this past Friday, November 17th, the winners were named.
There were three different winners, one for each age group. The winner for the 2-4 year olds this year was Skyler Funderburg, the winner for the 5-7 year olds was Chloe Kim, and the winner for the 8-11 year olds was McKenzie Aldridge. There were over 85 entrees into the contest this year, with beautiful turkeys on display all across the TCN office. Congratulations to all of our winners and to everyone who entered the contest this year.
There is also a special thanks that goes out to our three judges for this year’s contest. Al Brannon, owner and operator of Marketplace on the Square, County Commission Chairman Patrick Crews, and our newly re-elected Mayor Jim Thornton. All three were gracious with their time and the team at Troup County News thanks them for judging this special contest.
The turkey coloring contest is a favorite tradition for the team here at Troup County News. We are all very grateful to the community for their time and dedication to the turkey contest and a special thanks to every child that takes the time to color a turkey. We will proudly continue to display your art work and the turkey coloring contest will continue to live on for many, many years.