Motion picture film of select events that took place during the week long Worth County Centennial Celebration in Sylvester, Worth County, Georgia, 1953 October [gawcl-sylv_wccent_film001]
From mmastro on October 2nd, 2019
Motion picture film of select events from the week long Worth County Centennial Celebration in Sylvester, Worth County, Georgia in October of 1953. In multiple places in the film, crime and punishment portions can be seen throughout the week and are enforced by the "Keystone Cops". Worth County citizens can also be seen in "old timer" apparel in different places in the County and in downtown Sylvester. This motion picture film shows multiple "assembly" type get-togethers at the Sylvester High School Stadium throughout the week and shows the speakers along with the attendees in the crowd. Other events included in this motion picture film include: the cutting of the Worth County Centennial Cake, parades in downtown Sylvester, the Sisters of the Swish and Brothers of the Brush softball game, dances, the pageant, and special guests and speakers. These special guests and speakers include Moultrie Mayor W.H. Withers, Col. N. J. Wiley, Georgia Gov. Herman Talmadge, Sen. Richard B. Russell, and Rep. J. L. Pilcher. One of the bands shown in this motion picture film is the Cordele High School Marching Band. Funding for this project provided by Georgia HomePLACE, a unit of the Georgia Public Library Service.