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Shriners to be at Cochran Motor Speedway September 6.

The Cochran-Bleckley Shrine Club will be at Cochran Motor Speedway September 6.  They'll be giving away free coloring books to children as well as have discounted toys for sale.  A 50//50 raffle will be held and fans can take pictures by the #6 David Ragan Shrine car.  Activites start at 5 pm.  Cochran Motor Speedway is locaed at 241 Jim Wimberly Road.

Cochran Motor Speedway honors Jay's Hope.

Cochran Motor Speedway honors Jay's Hope.

Jay's Hope, the organization that raises funds to battle childhood cancer, was on hand at Cochran Motor Speedway Saturday night.  A table was set up allowing people to make donations as well as pick up items such as T-Shirts and calendars.  There was a 50-50 raffle for fans and several items were raffled off for drivers.

In a pre-race ceremony, children from the organization were recognized and, along with track announcer Pastor Todd Shearin, got to say the famous racing phrase "Gentlemen, Start your engines!"

To learn more about Jay's Hope, visit their website.

Jay's Hope to be at Cochran Speedway

Jay's Hope Foundation is Cochran Motor Speedway's charity of the month and members from the Macon chapter will be at the races this Saturday night.  

A 50/50 raffle will be held.  Half the total will go to the winner, the other to Jay's Hope.  Drivers will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for items such as tires.  

Foundation members will be recognized in a special pre-race ceremony.  Gates open at 4 p.m., races begin at 8.

To learn more about Jay's Hope and their efforts to raise money for children battling cancer, visit the website.

Women's group to share ministry at Cochran church

Women's group to share ministry at Cochran church

Potter's House for Women will share their ministry during the 11 am service at Cochran First United Methodist Church on August 31.  

The church is located at 119 East Dykes Street.  For more information on Potter's House for Women, visit their website.

Cochran church to hold outreach on courthouse square

Cochran church to hold outreach on courthouse square

Bethany Baptist Church's mission emphasis group wiill be doing outreach on the Bleckley Courthouse Square August 30 from 10 a.m.-noon.  

They'll be handing out free hamburgers and hot dogs.

Volunteers lend a hand for Miracle Treat Day

Volunteers lend a hand for Miracle Treat Day

For the twelfth strraight year, Cochran's Dairy Queen participated in Miracle Treat Day Thursday.  Started by the national company, the annual event raises funds for Children's Miracle Network.  One dollar of Blizzards sold and ten percent of all other sales Thursday in Cochran will go to the Children's Hospital at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.

A variety of community figures lent a hand behind the counter or helped in other ways.  They included Bleckley County High School Principal Trey Belflower and Athletic Director Benjy Rogers, members of both the Cochran Police and Bleckley Sheriff's office, cast members from Princesses with a Purpose, Middle Georgia State College staff as well as the men's soccer team.

Totals are expected next week.

Cochran Masons host pancake breakfast

Cochran Masons host pancake breakfast

Cochran Masonic Lodge #217 F&AM will hold a pancake breakfast August 16 from 7-10 am at the lodge located at 217 Masonic Drive.  Cost is $5 for all you can eat pancakes, sausages, coffee, tea, and orange juice.  Uniformed law enforcement and emergency personel eat in for free.  Proceeds benefit the Joe Lassiter Secret Santa Fund.