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Thanksgiving for the Crops set for Wednesday
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      SYLVANIA - In conjunction with their annual Thanksgiving for the Crops, Screven County farmers and businessmen will enjoy a Farm-City Breakfast on Wednesday at the Screven Co. Extension Office located on Rocky Ford Road.
      The event is sponsored by the Screven Co. Extension Service, Chamber of Commerce, Farm Bureau, and Ag South Farm Credit.
      Farm Bureau's Thanksgiving for the Crops marks the end-of-season harvest time when the community gives thanks for what God has provided, said Shelby Scott, Screven Farm Bureau office manager. It is a follow up to their spring blessing of the crops that begins the farming season.
      She said the breakfast is also a time when farmers and businessmen come together and share goals.
Scott said all are invited to the 7 a.m. breakfast where Van McCall, also known as "the Jeff Foxworthy of Denton, Ga.," will be guest speaker.
      McCall is an ordained minister and Ag lender from the South Georgia town of Denton. He serves as an evangelist in the South Georgia Church of God, traveling and speaking in the Southeastern U.S. and works as chief lending officer for the Georgia division of Ag South Farm Credit, ACA.
      Ray Hicks with the Screven County Extension Service said "Van McCall is a good old South Georgia boy who grew up on the farm and knows the importance of a good working relationship between urban and rural people."
      "His inspirational message is intertwined with local humor and personal stories from his life," Hicks said.
      Next week is also designated as "Farmers Give Back" week when farmers reach out to needy families to share the abundance of their harvest, after having such a blessed year of crops, Scott said.

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