22 May 1969
I Athens Poppy Days Launched Mayor Shubal Bowman officially launches Poppy day in Athens as he buys the first Poppy from Miss Laura Carberry, 5, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Carberry, 12712 El-mira St., Athens. Also present when Mr. Bowman purchased the poppy were Mable Pat-ton, president of the Fort Sullivan Post American Legion Auxiliary and June Stranger, poppy chairman for the auxiliary. Mrs. Stranger has made plans for poppies to be sold on Friday, May 23.