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"Blowing up the sky" above Christ Chapel Cochran.

"Blowing up the sky" above Christ Chapel Cochran.

To update the crowd on gathered for Sunday night's fireworks show at Christ Chapel Cochran, pastor Rich Hulsey said they'd soon "blow up the sky."  To see what that looked like, click here.

Chicken plate sale helping fund upcoming church mission trip.

Chicken plate sale helping fund upcoming church mission trip.

House of Grace church members sold grilled chicken plates Saturday night. Proceeds will go toward an August mission trip to Honduras. Church members going are: Thomas Weekley, Aaron Curry, Lee Wimberly, Katlin Lucas, Christie McUmber, Jan Brister, John Brister, Sheena Gibberson, and Adam Hall. The group dug wells on a mission trip last year, this year they'll be building water lines to homes.

Also part of the trip will be outreach sessions at the community center and sharing at local churches during the evenings. Donations of cash, lined or unlined spiral notebooks, colored pencils, crayons, and powdered baby formula are sought for the trip. Cash donations can be made online at houseofgracecochran.org Formula and supplies can be dropped off at the church, 133 Jac Arts Road.

Enjoy worship and fireworks with Christ Chapel Cochran's Star Spangled Sunday.

Christ Chapel Cochran presents "Star Spangled Sunday" July 1. Worship services will be that morning at 9 and 10:30 am. A fireworks show with free drinks and children's giveaways will be that night at 9 pm. The church is located 330 West Dykes Street.

Bleckley Summer Theatre Camp to perform Annie.

Bleckley Summer Theatre Camp will perform Annie, jr.   Camp dates are July 6-13, performances will be July 13-15 (7 pm Friday and Saturday, 2 pm matinee Saturday, 3 pm Sunday.)  Open to ages 4-13.   Camp and performances will be held at House of Grace, 133 Jac Arts Road. Cost is $125, $25 late fee if paid after due date of June 27.   Cost includes T-Shirt, lunch, and snack.  Registration forms (available here) and money should be sent to 231 Country Club Road, Cochran, GA 31014.  Call Kelli Greer, (478)-972-2023, for more information.

Cochran Blood Drive June 11.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive June 11 from 2-7 pm in the county extension office main building, 165 East Peacock Street.  Those who donate will receive a free T-Shirt (while supplies last.)  Schedule your appointment online by going to redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code "Cochran" or by calling 1-800-Red-Cross (1-800-733-2767.)

Memorial Day program in Cochran Monday on courthouse square.

A Memorial Day program will be held this Monday, May 28 at 11 am on the Bleckley County courthouse square. In the event of rain, it will be in the city auditorium.

Car wash, bake sale, will raise funds for children's ministry trip to summer camp.

House of Grace Church's Kingdom Kids Children's Ministry will hold a car wash and bake sale May 19 from 9 am-1 pm at the Citizens Bank of Cochran, 242 East Dykes Street. Proceeds will go toward this year's trip to summer camp.