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Rev-Up for Little Ones Motorcycle Charity Ride Set

Rev-Up for Little Ones Motorcycle Charity Ride Set

The 2nd Annual Rev-Up for Little Ones Motorcycle Charity Ride will be held May 7 at the Flint Energies office at 900 GA Hwy 96 in Warner Robins.

“Rev-up and ride in support of local children in need of a bright Christmas, and enjoy a fun ride through the beautiful Middle Georgia area with stops in Byron, Montezuma and Hawkinsville,” said organizer and Flint employee Ed Hawkins.” This motorcycle ride raises funds for Linemen for Little Ones and Food for the Needy and is the first community-involved fundraiser for these charities. More than $25,000 has been raised through internal fundraisers since the start of the toy charity in 2006.”

Linemen for Little Ones and Food for the Needy benefits disadvantaged families at Christmas. Flint Energies employees developed these charities out of concern for those they serve. Food boxes and toys are donated to internally selected families in need each December.

MGC Choral Union to present A Tenebrae Service: Remembering Jesus’ Last Week on Earth

Middle Georgia College will present the MGC Choral Union in A Tenebrae Service: Remembering Jesus’ Last Week on Earth on Thursday April 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Russell Hall Theatre. 

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Robert McTyre at 478-934-3379.

A night to come together for someone in need

A night to come together for someone in need

While standing on the pavilon near her home Monday, Bleckley Elementary teacher Mi Waters spoke of human compassion.  That's really how a party/rally for Sara-Beth Martin came about. 

Martin, a nine-year old student at Bleckley Elementary faces heart surgery Thursday at Egleston Children's Hospital.  She has Microvale Aortic Valve Stynosis.  Martin had surgery on June 12 of last year to repair the valve, but the repairs haven't held.  Thursday's surgery will replace the valve.  She and brother Michael have both had liver transplants in 2005 and 2006 as both were diagnosed with Alagille Syndrome.

Waters said she didn't know Martin nor her mom Becky that well.  Sara-Beth is in third grade as is Waters' son Carson.  Waters said she was so moved by mom Becky's account of how stressed Sara-Beth was because she had to be alone due to to her health, she wanted to help.  So with some friends, Waters began planning t

Local Church to Have Easter, Homecoming Services

Bethany Baptist Church will have a Community Sunrise Service April 22 at 7 am.  A light breakfast will be served.  On May 1, the church will celebrate its Homecoming. 

Service begins at 11 a.m. with special music provided by local gospel group Grassline. 

A covered dish lunch will follow. 

Also, the church will celebrate the paying off of debt for new Sunday School rooms and a 300-seat sanctuary added in 2005 with a Note-Burning Ceremony. 

The ceremony will feature brief comments by former pastors, Bold Mission Builders, and others who participated in the project as well as a slide show.  Bethany Baptist is located at 680 Highway 26 East.

Bleckley Memorial Relay for Life team to host Easter Celebration Friday

The Bleckley Memorial Hospital Relay for Life Team will have its second annual Easter Celebration in the hospital parking lot April 22.  A yard sale will begin that morning and will go on throughout the day. 

Hot dogs, chips, and drinks will go on sale at noon. 

At around 4 p.m., the Air Evac Lifeteam Helicopter will land. 

The Easter Bunny will be there for photos and face painting will be available. 

To rent yard sale space ($25) or for more information, call Bleckley Memorial at 934-6211. 

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Bleckley County Relay for Life. 

The hospital is located at 408 Peacock Street.

Eighth Annual Bible Reading Marathon begins April 29

The Cochran-Bleckley Ministerial Alliance will host the eighth annual Bible Reading Marathon. 

Opening ceremonies are April 29 at 6 pm on the steps of the Bleckley County Courthouse. 

Special speaker will be Senator Ross Tolleson.  After opening ceremonies conclude, the 90-hour marathon will begin with the reading of Genesis 1:1-5 by seven-year old Michaela Robins of Cochran. 

The marathon will last until midnight each day until May 5, the National Day of Prayer.

For more information, contact Jerri Tuck at 478-230-8316.

2nd Annual Georgia GNAT-ionals Car Show Rolls into Eastman

2nd Annual Georgia GNAT-ionals Car Show Rolls into Eastman

The 2nd Annual Georgia GNAT-ionals Car Show rolls into Morgan Chevrolet in Eastman on May 7th .

Admission is free for spectators, and concessions and vendors will be available.

Early registration is only $15 and $20 the day of the show for multiple award categories. The first 25 registered patricipants get a FREE t-shirt.  Sponsored by FOOSE Designs, all proceeds benefit charity by the Eugene Smith Masonic Lodge.

For more information or to register, visit www.gnationals.org.