2018-05-16 / Campus

Second graders visit Courthouse

The Early County Bicentennial Committee welcomed approximately 160 second grade students to the Early County Courthouse May 3 as part of the Bicentennial Celebration.

They toured the District Attorney, Sheriff, Clerk of Court, Probate and Tax Commissioner offices learning the services each office offers. Several offices had history books or historical items on display for the children.

Storyteller Judy Jordan shared her memories of “growing up” in the Courthouse and her granddaddy’s office. In the courtroom Chief Sheriff Deputy Tim Hardrick discussed court proceedings. Several students participated by “pretending to be” jurors, court reporters, witnesses, etc. Chief Hardrick promised the students if they listened closely he would have a special guest at the end of their tour. His special guest, K9 Deputy “Zeus,” was the highlight of the day.

Following the tour, the students enjoyed “Dinner on the Ground” on the Court Square lawn served in commemorative souvenir Bicentennial lunch pails.

The Bicentennial Committee thanks Georgia Pacific who sponsor the tour and the First United Methodist Church’s Young at Heart ladies who prepared and helped serve the lunch buckets. Many thanks to the Courthouse staff for being gracious hosts and making the tour fun and informative. The Sheriff ’s deputies kept everyone safe during the tour.

More Bicentennial events are planned. Stay tuned to the Early County News and Facebook/ EarlyCo200 for updates. If you have questions, email them at earlyco200@gmail.com.

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