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Turner Chapel AME Church celebrating 155th anniversary June 23

Turner Chapel AME Church will celebrate their 155th anniversary June 23 at 2:30 pm.  The theme is "Running the Race with patience" Hebrews 12:1-2.  Guest speaker will be Rev. Lewis Toles, pastor of Lizzie Bloomer and St. Paul Baptist Churches.  The church is located at 163 N. Seventh Street in Cochran.

Red Cross Blood Drive June 17.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in the main room of the Bleckley County Extension Office, 165 E. Peacock Street, June 17 from 2-7 pm.  Officials say there is a critical need for "O Negative" blood because of lower than expected donations last month.  Schedule your appointment online by going to redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code "Cochran."  Save up to 15 minutes the day of your appointment bygoing to redcrossblood.org/rapidpass and completing your pre-donation reading and health history questionaire.

Music time at VBS.

Music time at VBS.

One of the parts of Vacation Bible School is learning songs for parent's night.  Ruth Baptist Church is doing The Incredible Race as their theme.  Kids would head inside the sanctuary to practice songs with the assistance of a video playing overhead.  Ruth's final night will be June 6.

Journey to the Jungle of Nool with Bleckley Summer Theatre Camp.

Bleckley Summer Theatre Camp will perform Seussical, Jr, June 7-9 at House of Grace Church, 133 Jac Arts Road in Cochran.  Showtimes are 7 pm Friday, 12:30 and 7 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday.  Admission is $5 adults, $3 students.

26th Annual Bleckley NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet March 23.

The Bleckley NAACP will hold their 26th annual Freedom Fund Banquet March 23 at 6 pm inside the Presidential Dining Room at Middle Georgia State University. Guest speaker will be Tim Chatman, Dublin Chief of Police and pastor of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Ailey. For tickets and more information, contact Doris Harris, (478)397-4797, harr4958@bellsouth.net

Story Time at the Library March 20.

Story Time at the Tessie W. Norris/Cochran-Bleckley Library will be March 20 at 10 am.  Presented by the Bleckley County Retired Educators, reader will be Laura Bowen.

Donations of candy, plastic eggs, sought for Bleckley Elementary "dozen day."

Bleckley Elementary is seeking donations of plastic eggs and individually wrapped candy for their annual "dozen day" March 29, an event designed to ensure all school children get to enjoy Easter egg hunts. Items can be left in the main office of BCES. Please have all donations in by March 27.