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Free boxes of produce to be given away at BCMS July 7.

The USDA Farm to Families program will be supplying the Bleckely County School Nutrition Department with boxes of produce to be distributed to the community.  Pickup will be July 7 from 10:15-11:30 am at the BCMS bus ramp.  Supplies limited.  Distribution will continue weekly through August 4.  Organizations wishing to help with distribution should email Kelli Green (kgreen@bleckleyschools.org), (478)934-2821, ext. 1400.

Updated time for tomorrow's mobile food pantry in Cochran.

The pickup hours for tomorrow's food bank that will be located behind the Chamber of Commerce is 11 am to 1 pm.  Stay in your car to receive food.

Mobile Food Pantry in Cochran June 25.

A mobile food pantry will be in Cochran June 25 from 11 am to 2 pm. It'll be set up behind the Chamber of Commerce on Third Street. Supplies are limited, first come, first serve. Drive up, stay in vehicle to pick up food. The pantry is sponsored by Middle Georgia Community Food Bank, Communities in Schools/Family Connection of Cochran-Bleckley County, the Cochran Bleckley Chamber of Commerce, and the Cochran Downtown Development Authority.

Red Cross blood drive a success.

Red Cross blood drive a success.

With the coronavirus pandemic ongoing, the need for healthy blood donations remains high. The American Red Cross tried to help fill the need at a drive held Monday at the county extension office. Flyers listed those who shouldn’t donate (IE: anyone who’d traveled to hot spot) and all were required to wear masks. Masks were provided to those without one. Volunteers were happy with the turnout, saying the goal of 30 donors had nearly been met by around 6 pm. The next drive will be August 17.

Seniors get a moment to shine downtown.

Seniors get a moment to shine downtown.

Though school is out, a group of senior parents have been holding activities as part of a "senior week" for the Class of 2020. Thursday night, seniors paraded through downtown Cochran as a good crowd was on hand to congratulate them on making it through what was a trying year. Click here to view photos.

Boston Butt sale will benefit Mt. Calvary WOM mission projects.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church's Women on Mission is holding a Boston Butt sale. Cost is $35 for a fully-cooked 10-12 pound Boston Butt. Pickup will be June 28 either at Mt. Calvary following the 11 am service or at Quick and Easy Lube from 11 am to 1 pm. Call (478)230-7980 or (478)934-0810 by June 17 to order. Proceeds will benefit church women's ministry mission projects.

Red Cross Blood Drive June 15.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive inside the main room of the Bleckley County Extension Office June 15 from 2-7 pm.  Schedule your appointment online by going to redcrossblood.org and using the sponsor code "cochran."  Streamline your appointment and save up to 15 minutes by going to redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions.