Town of Petrey celebrates July 4 in style

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 14, 2007

The Town of Petrey celebrated with a fireworks extravaganza on Wednesday, July 4, at the Petrey Community Center.

The festivities began at 7:00 p.m. with hotdogs, hamburgers and other refreshments, as well as bluegrass and gospel music.

At approximately 9:00 p.m., Mr. Eddie Barrera, along with some other members of Petrey and the surrounding areas, launched this year's fireworks display for everyone to enjoy.

Area residents came out and experienced some patriotic fun and excitement at this year's Independence Day celebration.

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On Monday, June 25, 2007, Mr. Stephen and Mrs. Tara Stanley of Petrey enjoyed a week-long vacation in Sandestin Beach, Fla.

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Tuesday, June 26,

Ms. Ashley Meadows traveled to Sandestin Beach, Fla., and attended the Gulf Coast Writing and Literacy Conference.

While she was there, she met with her fellow colleagues of Troy University Mentoring and Research Team where they decided the focus of their case studies they will be conducting at their respective schools during the upcoming school year.

These case studies will be finalized and presented as workshops at the Gulf Coast Writing and Literacy Conference during the summer of 2008.

Ms. Meadows also met Mr. Stephen and Mrs. Tara Stanley at the Baytowne Wharf for dinner Thursday night, and met Mrs. Katie McCrary of Crestview, Fla., for lunch in Defuniak Springs, Fla., on the way back to Petrey.

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On Sunday, June 24, Petrey UMC welcomed Rev. Bill Flinn as their new pastor with a covered dish lunch at the Petrey Community Center.

Approximately 40 members of the Petrey, Lapine and Bradleyton communities were in attendance.

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On Sunday, June 17, Mr. Scott Kelley was baptized by Rev. Lavon Davis and welcomed into the congregation of Petrey UMC.

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On Saturday, June 30, Mrs. Laura Elliott entertained

a group of approximately 25 people for a day of food, shopping and laughter at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

There, they experienced the life of four middle-aged women at the 2 p.m. matinee of &#8220Menopause the Musical”.

Before the play, the group stopped at the Eastdale Mall for lunch and shopping.

Mrs. Elliott enjoyed the company of her daughter, Ashley Meadows; aunt, Mary Helen Fleming of Ramer; cousin, Peavy Trotter of Shady Grove and friend, Martha Lyons of Montgomery for lunch at Jalapenos.

Several people of Petrey and the surrounding areas were in attendance.

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On Wednesday, June 27, Mrs. Patsy Jeffcoat visited her daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Ryan Inlow, and her three grandchildren, Ansley, Amelia and Caroline, in Albany, Ga.

She returned Friday, June 29.

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During the week of June 25, Mr. Donald and Mrs. Peggy Hermeling enjoyed the company of their son, Steven, daughter-in-law, Melissa and grandchildren Brendan, Josh and Taylor Hermeling.

During their visit, Mr. Donald and Mrs. Peggy honored their son, Steven, and grandson, Keith Hermeling, with a graduation party.

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On Friday, June 29, Mr. Elwood and Mrs. Liz Farris of Petrey celebrated their grandson Woody Smith's birthday with their daughter, Michelle Smith, granddaughter, Savannah Smith and Woody's paternal grandparents, Mr. Harold and Mrs. Twyla Smith, at LaParota Mexican Restaurant in Troy.

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On Saturday, June 30, Blake Meadows attended Woody Smith's birthday party at Continental Cinema 5 in Troy.

The group enjoyed pizza and a sleepover at Woody's house after the movie.

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One June 8 and 9, Mr. Curtis and Mrs. Nancy Petrey attended the Petrey family reunion at the 4-H Camp in Columbiana, Ala.

Their son, Jim Petrey, wife Tricia and their children were in attendance along with her daughter, Susan Petrey and grandson, Zack, of Ft. Worth, Texas; son Perry Petrey, his wife Liv and their children of Bay Minette; and their son, Burt Petrey of Petrey.

After the reunion, their grandchildren, Hannah and Taylor Petrey, spent approximately ten days with them in Petrey.

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The weekend of June 23, Mr. Curtis and Mrs. Nancy Petrey went to Columbus, Miss., and visited Esther and Frank Trosky.

Mr. Curtis also attended the Chrysalis Teen meeting.