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Bleckley Relay For Life April 24.

The 2015 Bleckley Relay For Life will be April 24 from 6 pm-2 am at the old high school track located behind Bleckley County Primary School.  This year's theme is "Relay: 30 Years Strong."  There will be food, games, local entertainment, a bounce house for children, and characters from Princesses with a Purpose will be there for photos.

At Relay For Life, people gather to "Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back."  They celebrate those who survive cancer by holding the survivor's lap.  Those who lost their battle to cancer are remembered during the luminaria ceremony. Fighting back comes in via the money raised leading up to and that night with various campsite activities.

For more information on this year's event, email bleckley_relay4life@aol.com 

Band reaches out to help friend, fellow musician.

Band reaches out to help friend, fellow musician.

The Double Barrell Band are well known around Cochran for their entertaining shows filled with classic rock.  Being musicians living in a small town, they know other fellow musicians.  That includes Cochran native Allen Brantely, who for many years sang at local events as well as in church.

So of course the band wanted to do something to help Brantley as he's been battling cancer.  The DBB held a benefit concert Saturday night in the city auditorium.  Donations were taken.  Those attending got to hear many of the band's familiar numbers as well as some new ones.  Though Brantley couldn't attend, Kelly Hitchcock (son in law) spoke thanking the audience for their prayers and support.

Concert to benefit Bleckley man battling cancer.

The Double Barrell Band will hold a benefit concert Apri 4 at 7 pm in the Cochran City Auditorium.  Admission is free, a love offering will be taken.  All proceeds will go to the family of Allen Brantely, a Cochran native, battling cancer.

Easter events at Bleckley churches.

The following is a partial list of Easter weekend activities at churches in Bleckley County.  To have your church's listing added, email BleckleyProgress@aol.com

Bethany Baptist Church- Community Sunrise Service April 5 at 7 am.

First Baptist Church- Community Easter Celebration for children April 4 from 10 am-noon.  Hear the Easter story, hunt eggs, free goody bags as long as supplies last.

First Church of the Nazarene- Egg hunt/festival hosted by the youth group April 4 1-3 pm.  Games, food, prizes, Easter egg hunt for children 10 and under.  April 5- Cantata: The Risen Savior- Forever! at 10:45 am.  Lunch to follow.

House of Grace- Easter service April 5 at 10:30 am.

Lakeview Baptist Church- Easter presentation "He Is Alive!" April 5 at 11 am.

Cochran Dairy Queen to hold police community fund day.

Dairy Queen will hold a Cochran Police Department Community Fund day March 14.  DQ will donate a portion of all sales to the fund and CPD officers will work behind the counter part of the day.  The community fund is used to fund projects such as scholarships and providing Christmas for needy families.

Girl Scout Cookie sales at Cochran Walmart March 7.

Girl Scouts will be doing booth sales for cookies at Cochran Walmart March 7 starting at 10 am.  Walmart is located at 366 Highway 26 East.

Cochran church outreach group to hand out coffee and donuts February 28. ***Corrected***

Bethany Baptist Church's Mission Outreach team will be giving away coffee and donuts February 28 from 9-11 am in the parking lot of Fred's Store.  It's located at 1245 East Dykes Street.