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ASHANTILLY HAD LITTLE DAMAGE FROM IRMA!

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Ashantilly house and other buildings on the grounds were very fortunate not Water got close to the Print Shop!to sustain damage from Hurricane Irma. Although we lost one large Live Oak, and the water got really close to the Print Shop, we had no buildings damaged!

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ASHANTILLY CELEBRATES 10TH ANNUAL CHURN - OFF!

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Lots of contestants, hoards of ice cream-loving participants, cool tunes of Skeeter Truck, free Popcorn and Lemonade, not to mention the great Raffle items, all made the 10th Annual Churn - Off special! Judges chose Ashantilly Press's Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake for the Business/Organization winner and Melanie & Chris Smith 's Cookie Butter as the Individual winner. Alberta Mabry's Mango Royale was voted the People's Choice winner. 

 

 

 

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ASHANTILLY CENTER AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP TO MCA GRADUATE!

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President Harriet Langford presented Ashantilly Center's 2017 Scholarship to graduating Senior Maya Campbell at the Awards Ceremony on May 18. Maya plans to attend Georgia State University in the Fall. Unbeknowst to us prior to awarding the scholarship, Maya's grandmother had worked at one time for the Haynes family (founder of Ashantilly). A hand-printed certificate was provided by the Ashantilly Press.

We are grateful for the generous donors who made this $1000 scholarship possible.

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EXTERIOR WORK HAS BEGUN ON OLD TABBY!

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We are so excited about the work being done on Ashantilly's exterior. The vast improvement is awesome! We are so grateful to Sherwin Williams Company, and their representative, Gilford DeBenedetto, for their generous donation of materials for this project. And a special thanks to Tony Mathews Specialty Painting and Remodeling Services for their outstanding work and helping us to be able to do this! You guys rock!!

 

 

 

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BIG CROWD AT ART IN THE PARK!

A big crowd gathered for Art in the Park during Darien's annual Blessing of the Fleet. Noel Gieleghem was on hand demonstrating the heritage craft of boondoggle. Sara printed over 400 small broadsides which were distributed to visitors to Ashantilly's booth. Donna and Harriet sold lots of T-shirts and books, and Cathy, Paul, David and Dave were on hand to help! Thanks to all for making this a successful outing!

 

 

 

 

 

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NEW COUNTY AGENT INTRODUCED AT MACINTOSH FARM BUREAU MEETING.

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New McIntosh County agent, Geoffrey Duesterbeck, was introduced to local farmers at McIntosh Farm Bureau's meeting held at Ashantilly. Farm Bureau's members also got a tours of the vegetable garden and Print Shop. We're glad to have Geoffrey here to help with all of the farming and gardening problems in the county!

 

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SPRING NATIVE PLANT SALE OFFERED A GREAT VARIETY OF PLANTS!

Great Speakers, and great vendors, not to mention the limitless Mimosas (the non-invasive type) brought a crowd to Ashantilly for Coastal Wildscapes' Spring Native Plant Sale! McIntosh County's new County Agent, Geoffrey Duesterbeck, was on hand to introduce himself to these gardners and give information about programs that are available. 

 

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LUNCH & LEARN WITH COASTAL WILDSCAPES FOR THE BIRDS!!

Coastal Wildscapes' Eamon Leonard presented an excellent talk on what to plant to attract birds to your yard. A packed crowd learned about plants and features to use in the landscape for birds, and then enjoyed a great lunch catered by Joye Hanrahan. It was definitely "for the birds"!

 

 

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