Good Shepherd Shows Love for Pets

Photo caption: Dr. Dwain Zagrocki and April Seabolt check out her dog’s heartbeat at the Pet Celebration on the Hayesville Town Square.

 When animal lovers gather in downtown Hayesville on Saturday, September 21 for the 8th Annual Pet Celebration on the Square, they should be sure to seek out the booth sponsored by Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Hayesville. The festival runs from 8:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

 According to Carole Webber, who owns several dogs herself and does pet therapy for shut-ins, pets will get the loving treatment they deserve at the Good Shepherd booth. Volunteers from the church will hand out doggie treats and provide a watering station for thirsty pups.

 Then, to put the icing on the doggie treats, Dwain E. Zagrocki, D.V.M.(a/k/a Dr. “Z”),  who is a Good Shepherd parishioner, will be bringing veterinary instruments and will allow the children to look into their dog’s ears and listen to their heartbeat.  Dr. Z is also bringing a portable ultrasound unit to show the “insides” of a dog!  Our rector, Fr. Bill Breedlove, will do a “Blessing of the Animals” at noon.

 Good Shepherd's participation in the Pet Celebration reflects the church's commitment to “boldly engage the world as God's shepherds, sharing God's blessings and creating Heaven on Earth one person at a time.” That vision certainly includes animals. For more about Good Shepherd and its ministries, see The church is located at 495 Herbert Hills Drive one mile east of Hayesville on Highway 64.

Scholarship Golf Tournament

Jonathan Bethel takes a swing at the golf tournament benefiting students from Towns and Clay counties.

Guest writer: Jose Arias

On September 28th Mountain Harbour Golf Course will be hosting the annual Bethel-Guidry College Scholarship Golf Tournament benefiting deserving high school seniors.  Shotgun start is 9:00 am with continental breakfast before the tournament followed by a celebratory luncheon and awards presentation.  Qualifying seniors from both Clay and Towns County High Schools will benefit from this golf tournament.

We are still signing up golfers and accepting sponsorships for this worthy cause.  For more information about the scholarship and the tournament please contact either Jose Arias at  (239) 595-1865 or Sanford Freeman at  (706) 202-7819, or visit the website  We’re looking forward to a great day of golf and fellowship.

Country Fare to be Held at Good Shepherd

Mark your calendars now for the big shopping event of the fall: The Country Fare flea market at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Hayesville on Saturday, August 24th from 8am until 3pm. This year’s event is ONE DAY ONLY, so mark your calendars and don’t miss out!!

If you need to buy school clothes or fashionable clothes for yourself, freshen up household items, outdoor equipment, or find a new piece of furniture, Country Fare is the place to shop. You will find dishes, linens, clothing, accessories, artwork, books, games, toys, and much more. Everything is clean and in good repair.

BBQ plates provided by the Holy Smokers will be available for purchase as well as baked goods. There will be free hot dogs for the kids!

Country Fare has been staged by Good Shepherd parishioners for well over 20 years. Every penny of the proceeds is donated to area charitable organizations. Good Shepherd Episcopal Church is located at 495 Herbert Hills Drive, just off Highway 64 East of Hayesville.

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Country Fare benefits local nonprofits while offering bargains to the buyer.

 *(I think people in the photo are too small to need identification, but for your record they are Linda Wingo and Barb Redmond):

Country Fare Set for Saturday, August 24th!

 If you are looking for practical items such as back-to-school clothes for your children, work or church clothes for yourself, household furnishings, or books, then the Country Fare Flea Market at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Hayesville is the place to find good quality and great deals. The sale will take place from 8am to 3pm ONE DAY ONLY on Saturday, August 24th in the Parish Hall at Good Shepherd, 495 Herbert Hills Drive, just off Hwy. 64E one mile east of Walgreen's Drugs.

This year's market offers furniture, front loading washer, small appliances, linens, and decorative items such as pottery, baskets, and framed art. There is an excellent selection of clothing in good repair, including plus sizes. Unusual choices include a picnic basket with service for wine or coffee, a heavy gauge stainless sink, and a reproduction tapestry from the middle ages.

Since browsing through all the merchandise in the Parish Hall can work up an appetite, good food will be available: BBQ, hotdogs (free for the kids), and a variety of baked goods. Not only does Country Fare offer a wonderful shopping experience, but it benefits our community. Every penny of the proceeds is donated to area charitable organizations.

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Country Fare includes everything from linens to the kitchen sink!