Silver News & Views donated a cornhole set to each of the two senior centers in Douglas County in mid-February. The magazine is donating a total of 15 games to senior centers all over West Georgia.
Douglas County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Worthan , West Georgia Cornhole owner Brandon Greba, Woodie Fite Senior Center director Sharon Johnson, and Senior Secretary Julie Bonds joined Silver News & Views publisher Tim Collins at the Woodie Fite Presentation. DCTV23, the television station for Douglas County captured the event on film. Worthan, Greba, Collins, and Kim Smallwood, the director, were on hand for the second ceremony at Douglas Senior Center.
The set was an immediate hit at the Woodie Fite center. Chairman Worthan discovered a hidden talent, and may have a new career once he leaves office on the professional Corn Hole circuit. After his first throw sailed over the board, his second and third throws sailed 27 feet in the air and went right through the hole drawing applause and looks of amazement from the onlookers. Worthan then stated with a laugh, “OK, I am quitting now!”
Silver News & Views publisher Tim Collins came up with the idea to donate corn hole units because he knew the game was very popular in the senior community. The arrangement was a “win-win-win” for all parties involved. West Georgia Cornhole received a large advertising credit and exposure, the 15 senior centers received a very high quality corn hole set to provide recreation for their clientele, and Silver News & Views was able to provide something that seniors will enjoy for many years, and that they will associate with the magazine.
Kim Smallwood, director at the Douglas Senior Center on Fairburn Road planned to use the units as part of a contest to encourage seniors to become more active. The center recently implemented a program where seniors receive points for different activities designed to strengthen the mind, body and spirit. At the end of the month, the senior with the most points gets a nice prize. Playing the corn hole game is worth 5 points.
During the ceremony at the Woodie Fite Center near the courthouse, Collins mentioned that the 15 senior centers all over West Georgia should have a tournament, since they will now all have units to practice on. Both directors loved the unit, as did Chairman Worthan who said he was totally excited about the idea and agreed to help organize it.
Silver News & Views is the newest of three publications published by News & Views USA, Inc. The company started in 2000 with Chapel Hill News & Views, and added Villa Rica News & Views in 2008. Silver News & Views began in 2015, and covers a five county area, serving the population that is age 55 and up. The publication comes out quarterly and has 20,000 circulation with approximately 500 distribution locations, which can be found at www.silvernewsandviews.com .
West Georgia Cornhole, located at 7811 Conners Road in Winston, manufactures cornhole sets and ships them all over the world. Chairman Worthan referred to the sets as the “Cadillac of cornhole boards” because of the solid construction and beautiful craftsmanship of the solid wood sets. Owner Brandon Greba built his first board in 2011 as a favor for a friend, and word and demand quickly spread. The company can build custom boards for any occasion, and can even include photos on the boards. For more information, you may reach them at 770-265-8466, or visit their website at www.westgeorgiacornhole.com