Vivian is the published author of I Am an American (The Poem) and Splintered (Brokenness in the Political Arena. Are We Sacrificing America for Political Gain? ) Vivian is a former Congressional District Chairman, where she oversaw 24 counties. Vivian has traveled the world, both as a daughter and as a wife of retired military veterans. She was recognized as one of Middle Georgia's Finest by the “I Think I Am foundation.” She served as chairman of the Georgia Black Republican Council and as a Director on the National Diversity Coalition for Trump. Vivian was a Surrogate and Grassroots Liaison on Trump Georgia's State-Wide Leadership Committee and is assisting farmers, across the county, on initiatives. She served as Middle Georgia Republican Women Charter President; as Georgia Federation of Republican Women Parliamentarian & Rules Chair; served on the National Federation of Republican Women Public Relations Committee, Protocol & Distinguished Guests Committee, and as the Diversity Committee Chair. Vivian served on the Georgia GOP State & Executive committees. She delivered the first motion from the floor as a Delegate/Surrogate at the 2012 RNC Convention, served as a Delegate/Surrogate at the 2016 RNC Convention, served as a Vice -chair at "United We Stand" (NFRW's SE Regional Conference), and was a panelist at Georgia Black Conservative Summits. Vivian is a results driven leader who has shown leadership on local, state, & national levels to include being Chairman of the Houston County Board of Elections and served on the Board of Directors of the Robins Region Chamber of Commerce. She served as the National Association of Professional Women local chapter President; Class of 2015 Leadership Robins Region graduate; Reserve Officers' Association League Department of Georgia State President, Central Georgia Technical College's Adult Ed Advisory Board; Board Chair for Museum of Aviation/Gordon College Georgia Youth Science & Technology Center; Steering Committee for the Houston County Joint Comprehensive Plan, and a Middle Georgia Regional Leadership Champion 2017 Graduate. Vivian has been presented with a Key to the City. As an educator, she served as principal, teacher, and athletic director. Through her business, she has provided tutoring, mentoring, and GED prep. She hosts the annual "It’s Time" Unity Conference, Power Women United luncheon, which honors women in different career fields and presents prestigious awards to outstanding women across the country. Vivian is a keynote speaker. She delivered her poem at the NFRW Convention in Indy, and presented at a workshop on Painting America’s Landscape. She sings the National Anthem for political and community events. Vivian is a minister along with her husband, the Reverend Colonel Dr. Henry Childs, USAF (ret.), who has his Doctorate in Business Administration with a focus on leadership and business reengineering. Vivian’s successes include having three highly achieved children and nine remarkable grandchildren. Her oldest daughter is a licensed minister and M.D. with a combined specialty, better known as Med-Peds. She has been a Medical Director for High Risk Programs and Hospital Systems. Her son is an attorney, political strategist, and has a Certificate of International Law. He is the Minority Business Development Agency’s National Director. Her youngest daughter is an Elementary/Middle School Principal. She has a Doctorate in Education, a Masters in Education, and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership.
Fifth Day Farm is owned and operated by Janet Hendley and husband Steve. They also get help from their children. Both of the Hendley's worked fulltime jobs when they started buying a couple of animals. Then they began to rescue animals in need of love and forever homes. What started out as a hobby that the entire family loves. Has led to Janet to run the farm fulltime. With help from the rest of her family, of course. Fifth Day Farm located at 5732 Clyattville-Nankin Rd, Valdosta, GA 31601 is a Petting Farm. We opened our farm to the public a few years ago. It is a lot of hard work but it is all worth it, seeing the joy on people's faces.
The Plaza Garden Room
Georgia Beer Co. is the southernmost brewery in the state. We brew most of our beers true to traditional style, but with as many Georgia-grown ingredients as we can get our hands on. Our founders, Chris Jones and Jack "J. Ryce" Martin, met while attending college at Valdosta State University. After graduating, they both started careers and families, and their friendship grew stronger. But in 2014, the duo hatched a plan to become Valdosta, Georgia's first brewery, and began brewing beer in J. Ryce's garage. "You could say it was the beer that introduced us in college, and now it' the beer that keeps us together," said co-founder Jack "J. Ryce" Martin.
Accomplished performers Peter Potter and Jack Pope will regale us with selections from the Stephen Foster songbook. Homer Panky will narrate.
Camp Crosspoint is a camp with a desire to reach people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our purpose is to reach children, youth, and adults with the Gospel by providing a fun and biblically focused camp/retreat experience. Our campus is surrounded by a 60 acre lake, pine trees, and farm land. We offer you a quiet get away that will help you focus and come together as a group. Our facilities have much to offer: swimming pool, lake, recreation field, team building, archery and bb gun range, gaga ball, cabins, conestoga wagons, lodge, chapel, and more.
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