Lakeview Baptist Church, located at 203 Lakeview Church Road, will be host to the fifth Sunday gospel sing November 30 at 6 pm. The performance will feature combined choirs from Lakeview, Bethany, Mt. Calvary, and Salem Baptist churches.
Cochran-based Heartland EMS is holding their annual "Cans For Kids" food drive now through December 20. They're seeking donations of canned foods that will go to children and families in Bleckley County. Donations can be dropped off at the office, 257 Lucas Road. There are also donation boxes at Bleckley Primary, Walmart, Badcock Home Furnishing, Harvey's Supermarket, and Dollar General Market. Call 478-934-1133 or 478-308-2788 with any questions.
Bethany Baptist Church, located at 608 Highway 26 E, will hold their annual Thanksgiving dinner November 23. Dinner will be served following the 6 pm service. Men of the church will be preparing fried turkey and pulled pork. Men are also asked to bring side items and deserts. All are welcomed.
First Baptist Church of Cochran will hold a community Thanksgiving service November 23 at 6 pm. Ryan Vargas, Pastor of Union Hill Baptist Church, will be guest speaker. Special music will be provided by Ryan Carnes, Pastor of New Life Church of God, and the First Baptist Church choir. FBC is located at 101 S. Second Street.
The fourth annual Toys For Tots Car Show was held Saturday at Bleckley County High School. Started by Cochran resident Chris Arnold, the event has been used to collect toys for children in the local community. According to a release, 100 vehicles entered and just under 500 toys were collected that will go to children in Cochran and Bleckley County.
To learn more about the car show, visit their website.
Bleckley Elementary held their second annual literarcy night Thursday evening. Designed to help encourage reading interest in children as well as parental involvement with reading, the event featured a variety of word and reading activities. There was a room for curling up with a book. There were several literarcy games plus the chance to color a bookmark. Students could also hear books read by teachers dressed up as a character from the book.