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Harness Festival: Longstanding Tradition

The Hawkinsville Harness Festival began in 1894, according to the festival website.

Some of the events include:

Harness Races
Harness the Country Concert
Festival Queen
Harness Festival Golf Tournament
Arts and Crafts
Carnival and Rides
Festival Dance
Fireworks
Reptile show, clowns, magic, rides for kids
Battle of the Bands
Educational hayrides

The Harness Festival events are scheduled from April 14-16.

Purchase Harness Festival tickets.

BCHS Boys Quartet Places First at State Literary Championship

BCHS Boys Quartet Places First at State Literary Championship

At the AA State Literary Championship held Saturday at Veteran's High School, the BCHS boys quartet finished first. 

The quartet was John Carr, Spencer Maddox, Phillip Odom, and Matthew White. 

Finishing fourth in state competition Saturday was girls trio (Erin Smith, Amber Burton, Logan Spivey) and Smith in girls dramatic interpretation.

Hawkinsville-Pulaski County Arts Council Presents "Mustang Sally"

Hawkinsville-Pulaski County Arts Council Presents "Mustang Sally"

Hawkinsville-Pulaski County Arts Council Presents "Mustang Sally"

Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets - $25

Hawkinsville Pulaski County Arts Council Presents "Sing Hallelujah"

Hawkinsville Pulaski County Arts Council Presents "Sing Hallelujah"

"Sing Hallelujah"

A Gospel Musical Comedy
Written by : Bob Payne & Jim Hesselman
Music by: Bob Payne
Arrangements by: Linda Brinkerhoff
Director: Paula Day Johns
Producer: Melanie Pavlik

Perry Belly Dance to perform at Macon Cherry Blossom Festival

Perry Belly Dance will be featured at 3 performances next week at the Macon Cherry Blossom Festival.

Perry Belly Dance, along with the professional dance troupe kabilaht a janub, will appear live on stage on Friday March 18th at 2pm, Saturday March 26th at 3pm and Sunday March 27th at noon.

The belly dance troupe is typically booked for one show, but they have recently become fan favorites in Middle Georgia after their appearance at the GA National Fair last October.

MGC Presents 'Anna in the Tropics'

MGC Presents 'Anna in the Tropics'

“Anna in the Tropics” opened March 2 at the Russell Hall Theater at the Middle Georgia College Cochran campus. Nilo Cruz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a Cuban family that owns a cigar factory in Ybor City, Fl., in 1929 whose domestic problems come to light when a lector is hired to read to the workers as they roll cigars.

The play also explores the conflict between the old traditional methods of production and the newer, machine reliant ways as the family struggles to survive in the beginnings of the Great Depression.

The play was presented by MGC’s Encore Players and Delta Psi Omega, and will run March 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and March 5 at 2:30 p.m. at Russell Hall Theater.

Admission for “Anna in the Tropics” is free for MGC students, faculty, and staff, $5.00 for the general public, and $3.00 for seniors.

'New Paintings' Opens at MGC

'New Paintings' Opens at MGC

An art exhibit “New Paintings” recently opened at Middle Georgia College’s Peacock Gallery in Russell Hall. 

Artist Kip Bradley gave a gallery talk to students, faculty and community members last month.

A Middle Georiga College (MGC) news release says “New Paintings” is a collection of oil enamel of painted geometric shapes on bent, folded and rolled aluminum. Bradley’s works play with depth and perception in a shallow space by playing with materials, said Charlie Agnew, an associate professor of art at MGC and the Gallery Director of Peacock Gallery. “The paint has a physical presence and jumps off the material,” he said.

Bradley’s works contain a visual contradiction between the surface and the flatness of its images with the illusion of depth and space created by the material, leaving the viewer to interpret the images themselves, according to his artist statement.