Calendars offer ‘then and

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 17, 2000

now’ look at Pike County


Staff Writer

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Feb. 16, 2000 10 PM

The Pike County Chamber of Commerce has the perfect keepsake for old-timers and newcomers to the area.

Millennium Keepsake calendars offer a glance at the past by featuring photographs from the late 1800s and early 1900s and the present.

Each month features a different aspect of the community. January was a tribute to the new century. February highlights Troy State University. March shows pictures of downtown Troy, mayors and the City Hall buildings used in 1900 and now. April shows what Brundidge once looked like, compared to today. May shows the difference between retail business then and now. Photographs on the pages of June illustrate the drastic changes in medical technology. July highlights how much education has changed. Changes in industry are featured in August, followed by pictures of log houses and modern homes in September. Agriculture, government and transportation are featured in October, November and December.

In addition to having a keepsake of the past, the calendar offers prizes.

Every other day of the week, the first person to take a calendar into that business receives a prize for that day.

"We think its a nice keepsake for people in the community," said Jenniffer Barner, community development director for the Pike County Chamber of Commerce.

She said the calendar is "a remembrance of Pike County from the turn of the century as well as a venture into what we have now and what we have to look forward to."

In addition to serving as a reminder of the past, the calendars, which cost $10 each, are helping improve the future.

Proceeds from the calendar sales are going to benefit youth in Pike County through such things as Scholarship Notebook, the People to People Student Ambassador Program and other youth programs.

Barner said the "priceless finds are moving quickly" and are available at the following locations in Troy and Brundidge: Brundidge-Jackson Hardware, Rue’s Antiques, Troy-WTBF, Regions bank, Troy City Hall, The Printing Press, Pike Pioneer Museum, Chamber of Commerce and from any member of the People to People Student Ambassador Program.

For more information about the calendars, contact the Chamber at 566-2294.