The Alapaha Station Celebration committee recognized a truly one of a kind individual who has been involved in the annual South Georgia fall festival since the beginning when Alapaha marked its centennial in 1981. It takes a bunch of time and money to get the celebration together. He is the celebration’s main man when it comes to raising funds, and over the years he’s also played a significant role in Dixon Seed & Chemical, the Passion Play, Alapaha United Methodist Church, and as mayor of Alapaha. If you wanna know how to grow the best pecans or argue about Wild West black-hatted desperadoes, spend a little while with him. On December 14 a big milestone occurred — his 80th birthday.
The plaque was made with heart pine board from his Grandpa John J. Paulk’s mule barn that is approximately 135 years old. The inscription reads, “Thank you for your dedicated service to the Alapaha Station Celebration and the Alapaha community. From Psalms 1: 3 — ‘And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.’” We salute you, Joe Dixon!