Our network

Events

Church raises funds for Annie Armstrong fund.

Church raises funds for Annie Armstrong fund.

Bethany Baptist Church in Cochran held "Easter for Annie," dinner theater Saturday night.  Guests enjoyed a dinner featuring chopped steak, potatos and gravy, with strawberry shortcake for desert.  They then went to the main auditorium to hear a night of southern gospel done by the Bethany church choir.

Proceeds from the event will go toward the Annie Armstrong Easter Fund for North American Missions.

Friends of the Library holds Old Book Sale

Friends of the Library holds Old Book Sale

Cochran-Bleckley Friends of the Library held an old book sale Saturday at the old Bleckley County High School library.  Organizers said traffic had been steady as of that afternoon.  Hundreds of books in categories ranging from cooking to crafts to children's were on sale.  Proceeds will go toward the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran-Bleckley Library.

Getting ready to relay in Bleckley County.

Getting ready to relay in Bleckley County.

Bleckley Relay For Life held a community fundraiser on the Chamber of Commerce lawn.  Volunteers collected donations through a boot drive as well as sold hamburger plates.  The theme of this year's relay is "30 Years Strong." It will be held April 24 at 6 pm at the old BCHS track by Bleckley Primary.

A "Knight" of jazz at the Arts Alliance.

A "Knight" of jazz at the Arts Alliance.

The Cochran-Bleckley Arts Alliance was transformed into a coffee house Friday night.  It was "Jazz Knights," featuring music by the Middle Georgia State College Jazz Enesmble.  To complete the coffee house feel, a concession stand in the back featured flavored coffees and teas for sale.

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.

BCHS Royal Singers to hold spring concert.

Bleckley County High School's Royal Singers will hold their spring concert April 2 at 7:30 pm.  Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students.  Proceeds will benefit the group's upcoming trip to the OrlandoFest music competition.