LCN Verona News 10.15

One of our teachers, Mrs. Raleigh Bass, was surprised on Oct. 1 with more than $1,000 worth of classroom supplies from Office Max’s “Make a Day Better” campaign to involve the community in helping teachers get supplies for their classrooms.

Mrs. Bass was thrilled, and her students jumped for joy when they saw the digital camera, leather office chair and many other supplies she received.Mike Scott, Lee County superintendent of education, was on hand to witness the great event.

The school kicked off their Adopt-A-Classroom campaign on Oct. 6. Businesses, parents, churches and service organizations can adopt a classroom from Verona to help teachers receive supplies to enhance student achievement.

On Sept. 26 with about 150 students celebrating an A in behavior with a dance for 1st through 4th and a special play time with ice pops for Kindergarten. Thanks to Mrs.Kim Johnson and our guidance team for making the day such a big success.

Our book fair is in progress for its second week. Many students are purchasing their own books.

The front of our school has had a face lift with a new awning and a snazzy red valiance that reads Verona Elementary School.

Fall Festival

The Verona Planning Commission and the Raymond East Neighborhood Association are making plans for a night of fun.

The Verona Fall Festival will be Saturday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. on the corner of Main and College Streets.

There will be something for every age group. Hot dogs will be roasted over a gigantic bonfire, fortune telling, prizes for the best costume and more.

The group is asking residents, and businesses to enter the contest by decorating your home or business in the autumn decor. Prizes will be awarded at the festival. We are asking all participants to leave decorations up until Thanksgiving.

RENA Meeting

RENA will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 in Verona City Hall. The harvest festival will be among the items on the agenda. All members and concerned citizens are urged to attend.

Christmas parade

The Verona Christmas Parade will be Dec. 11 beginning at 6 p.m.The starting point for the parade will be the Verona Elementary School.

This year’s theme, “A Snow White Christmas,” will be the best ever. All businesses, churches and residents are encouraged to participate and support the parade. For more information, call Verona City Clerk Nita Westbrook at 566-1507.

Chandlers Temple CME Church

Chandlers Temple CME Church’s Lay Department will present the play “The Heavenly Flight:The Travelers Guide to Heaven” on 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. Special guest will be Second Baptist Church and Highs Chapel CME Church.

Second Baptist Church

Second Baptist Church will have services on Sunday, Oct. 19, Sunday school begins at 8 a.m. followed by worship services.

Sis. Jewel T. Bailey, president of Women Intermediate Auxiliary National Baptist Convention of America, Inc., will be guest speaker at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 during the annualMissionary program at Red Oak M.B. Church. Rev. Charles Cox is host pastor.

Second Baptist members Sis. Mary Jennings, Sis. Lanette Westbrook and Sis. Chris Partlow will participate in the play “The Heavenly Flight” Sunday, Oct. 19 at Chandlers Temple C.M.E. Church.


Sincere condolences to the families of Fredrick Eugene “Freddie Frog” Wren, Mary Alice Curry “Aunt Mary” Williams, Carleder Baker, Sandra Dill Lee, Winfred Glee “Wink” Coggin and Jettie Williams.

Margaret Baker is the Verona News correspondent for Lee County Neighbors. Contact Margaret at

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