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Middle Georgia animal rescue to hold HUGE adopt-a-thon

Middle Georgia animal rescue to hold HUGE adopt-a-thon

The Georgia Canine Rescue and Rehab, located in Bleckley County but serving all of middle Georgia, will be teaming up with other shelters on February 11 and 12 at Pet Smart on Watson Blvd. in Warner Robins to participate in the "Give the Gift of Love" Adoptathon from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  There will be a bouncy castle and tons of adoptable pets waiting to go home with someone. The first 20 adoptions get a bag full of goodies. The event is sponsored by Pet Smart Charities. 

According to GCRR Board member, Bonnie Walker, GCRR "got in 22 dogs on Sunday and 20 plus on Wednesday, February 1, from rescues in South Carolina. Many small breeds, like chihuahuas, Shi-Tzu, Bostons, poodles, Multi-Poos are at the shelter, and we also have many mixed breeds of all ages and breeds, as well as puppies."
 

Local Church Holding Valentine Banquet

Local Church Holding Valentine Banquet

Mount Calvary Baptist Church will have a Valentine Banquet February 4 at their church social hall.

Tickets are $10 and includes a meal of pork tenderloin, potato casserole, glazed carrots, green beans and dessert. 

Jess Darsey and Friends will provide entertainment.  Proceeds will go toward missions.  For more information, call the church office at 934-0810.

Book Sale to Benefit Restoration of Chauncey School

Book Sale to Benefit Restoration of Chauncey School

Just five years after the establishment of Dodge County in 1870, the first school in the town of Chauncey was organized.

The school opened in 1875 in a building donated by a lumber company located east of the railroad. The school was a non-graded, one-room, one-teacher, school.

From 1900 to 1914, the school grew and students attended school in three different buildings.

In 1914, a two story building located at Suomi and used as a Masonic Hall was moved to Chauncey to be used as a school.  Meanwhile, the Chauncey Chamber of Commerce encouraged citizens to support a bond issue to raise ten thousand dollars for the construction of a new school.

The bond issue passed and the present central building was constructed. When the new school was completed, the Pitts School, a Dodge County community which no longer exists, was consolidated with the Chauncey District, and Chauncey became the first consolidated school district in the state of Georgia.

Farewell Drifters Perform at Magnolia Theater

Farewell Drifters Perform at Magnolia Theater

Rising out of Nashville’s thriving independent music scene, the Farewell Drifters are an alt-folk band known for their 60’s era-inspired harmonies and adventurous musical energy. They have crafted a seamless blend of intellectual psychedelic pop with melodic songs that openly explore the brightest and darkest corners of life with raw intensity. The Farewell Drifters’ latest album, Echo Boom, has been met with critical praise and finds them growing from young men into thinking men and establishing their considerable place in this world. On January 28th they will take the stage of the Magnolia Theater in Eastman, Georgia.

Tenth Annual Totes to Tots Drive

Tenth Annual Totes to Tots Drive

The 10th Annual Totes for Tots drive happens Friday, January 13.

 

Totes to Tots delivers new or nearly new backpacks and kid-sized suitcases to foster children in Georgia—from infants to teenagers—many of whom must shuffle their belongings from home to home in garbage bags during frequent relocations. The annual volunteer event was first launched by Georgia Cancer Specialists in 2003 and has collected and distributed more than 25,000 bags.

The bags are distributed to local children in Central Georgia in Macon, Milledgeville, Hawkinsville and Lake Oconee.

Originally held on Martin Luther King Day as a way to honor Dr. King’s vision and give back to the community, Totes is now held on the Friday before MLK Day as a kickoff to a weekend of service.

To participate,  drop off a new or nearly new bag Friday, January 13, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the nearest Georgia Cancer Specialists office in Central Georgia.

MLK Jr. Day Parade, Other Activities, in Cochran

MLK Jr. Day Parade, Other Activities, in Cochran

The Martin Luther King Jr. parade will be held on January 16 at 1 p.m. and will run through downtown Cochran. 

Lineup is at 11:30 a.m. at Middle Georgia College. 

Following the parade there will be a program at House Of Grace Church on Jac Arts Road.  For more information, call Dorris Harris at 478-934-7624.

BCHS Royals Cheer Camp for Pre-K through Sixth Grade

BCHS Royals Cheer Camp for Pre-K through Sixth Grade

The BCHS Cheerleaders will have their annual cheer camp January 17-19, and 23 for students Pre-K through 6th grade. 

Cost is $35 per student and includes snack as well as t-shirt.  Campers will learn cheers,chants, jumps, basic motions, and a short dance.  They will perform at halftime of the girls home game on January 24 versus Wilcox County. 

A bus will be provided to transport students from Bleckley Primary and Bleckley Middle School.  Camp ends at 5 p.m., parents are asked to be prompt in picking up their children.

For more information call Lynn Young at 478-934-3600 or Jenny Brooks at 478-934-6258. 

A registration form, which should be turned in along with check made payable to BCHS Cheerleaders by January 13, is available here