OKEFENOKEE AGRICULTURAL FAIR UPDATES

Workdays for the Fair will be on Saturdays October 22nd and November 5th. The fair will open on Tuesday, November 8th. The officers and the Fair Board members have been working with Derek Harrison, serva.com on the advertisements and publicity for the fair sales. Newly designed posters, billboards, and yard signs will soon be appearing. An online link will be available for patrons to buy tickets at no cost to the club. Visit our website: exchangeclubofwaycross.com/tickets. There will also be a Facebook page. New letters have been ordered to replace those on the Exchange Club building.
President Craig Head revealed that the popular artist, Lady Houdini is still recuperating from the fall she suffered and will not be with us this year. A new act has been added in her absence, Dominguez Brothers Circus Motorcycle Act.

NEW MEMBER APPLICATION

The Board of Directors has received and approved the membership application of Carlos Nelson. If there is no objection from current members, we will welcome Mr. Nelson to our club.

SUPPORT FOR CAMP REVEILLE

Rusty Hall accepted a donation for Camp Reveille.
Rusty thanked the club for its contribution and continued support of the activity that has provided summer programs and activities for youth in our community for sixty years.

JERRY CARVER WITH AUDIBEL HEARING AID CENTER

Program Chair Linda Hayes introduced Jerry Carver, hearing instrument specialist, and assistant Carrie Lee of the Audibel Hearing Center in Waycross. He spoke about the “most important organ in your body, the ear.” Mr. Carver related the story of his Grandfather and how his Grandfather’s hearing loss deprived him of a better quality of life for over ten years. This led Mr. Carver to consider and eventually go into a career to help people with their hearing.
He explained that the ears are the organ of “response.”
Many customers complain they hear but do not understand what is said or what is going on because their hearing is not good. Understanding better by using hearing equipment (aids) can lead to improved relationships and the ability to join in conversations a person’s poor hearing might otherwise deprive them of. Modern hearing technology has advanced over the years delivering more realistic and genuine sound quality.
A user can connect their device to a smartphone. In-ear and over-the-ear styles and solutions for single-sided hearing loss are available. Fall alerts and calendar reminders exist through state-of-the-art hearing aids. To learn more contact, Jerry Carver, at 912-283-7017 or email jcarver545@yahoo.com

OKEFENOKEE SWAMP PARK MANAGER LEVI WELLING

Levi Welling was introduced by Program Chair Linda Hayes. He is the General Manager and Director of Operations for the Okefenokee Swamp Park and Adventures. Located in Ware County and Charlton County. Both parks are “your gateways to experience the unique ecosystem, wildlife, social heritage, and natural beauty of the Okefenokee Swamp, the land of the Trembling Earth.” Mr. Welling reminded the audience of the irreplaceable wonders that are in our own backyard. The Okefenokee attractions offer boat tours, train tours, interactive exhibits, animal encounters, nature exhibits, and classes. Guided tours, extended and overnight camping excursions, kayaking, hiking, and boat and bike rentals are available.
Upcoming events: SWAMPTACULAR: Halloween at Okefenokee Swamp Park in October 2022, THE HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOW will open on November 25th through December 27th. You can attend a historical tour at Okefenokee Adventures, or book Naturalist Kayak Tours, Twilight Boat Tours, CPR Certification Class, Wilderness
First Aid Courses and more.
For more information call 912-283-0583 or email info@okeswamp.org

Unity for Service

Our Motto - Unity for Service
The motto was adopted in 1917.
Its originator, Charles Berkey,
said the motto was inspired
by the 133rd Psalm, which says
“Behold how good and pleasant
it is for brethren to dwell
together in unity.”

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