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Black History Month events happening locally.

Click here to view a listing of Black History Month events happening in Bleckley County.  Additions can be made by emailing BleckleyProgress@aol.com 

Red Cross Blood Drive in Cochran February 17.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive February 17 from 2-7 pm in the main room of the Bleckley County Extension Office, 165 East Peacock Street.  Schedule your appointment online by going to redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code "Cochran."  Visit redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to streamline your donation experience by completing your pre-donation reading and health history questions.  Contact Laura Little, littlelh@gmail.com for more information.

Tickets on sale for Bleckley PTO Father-Daughter dance.

The Bleckley PTO Father-Daughter dance will be February 29 from 6-8 pm at Bleckley County High School.  This year's theme is "Light Up The Night: Daddy-Daughter Glow Dance."  For children in grades Pre-K through fifth, tickets are $25 per couple, $10 for each additional child.  They can be purchased in the front offices of Bleckley Pre-K, Bleckley Primary, and Bleckley Elementary.  Price includes refreshments and one photo from the photo booth.

A Day for Allie at Dairy Queen.

A Day for Allie at Dairy Queen.

As the story goes, a Cochran Dairy Queen employee went above and beyond to be kind to eight-year old Allie Itson when she and mom Diane were at Dairy Queen a few weeks ago. Following a thank you call, and the restaurant learning of Allie battling moyamoya disease, they decided to hold a fundraising day for her Saturday. Itson got to serve as “manager” that morning, and there were special activities for children. DQ collected donations and donated 20 percent of sales to the family to help with ongoing medical costs.

Bleckley Elementary WinterFest February 6.

Bleckley County Elementary School will hold their annual WinterFest February 6 from 5:30-7:30 pm.  Activities include crazy hair, nail salon, a variety of games, and pizza parlor.  There will be a live auction with auctioneer Sammy Haupt starting at 5:45 pm in the lunchroom.  Participants must register (free) and get a bid card before participating.  Admission is $2 per person.  Game tickets are four for $1 or 25 for $5.

Bleckley County Retired Educators meeting February 5.

Bleckley County Retired Educators will meet February 5 at noon in the county extension office main building, 165 E. Peacock Street. A representative from Central Georgia Technical College will be the guest speaker. Members should contact Carolyn Mulkin by February 2 to confirm their meal.

Believe corn hole tournament will raise funds for student ministry trip to conference.

House of Grace Church's Impact Student Ministry will hold a corn hole tournament February 7 to raise funds for their annual trip to the Believe Student Conference in March.  The tournament is double elimination, first to 21 wins.  Cost is $20 per team if pre-registered at houseofgrace.life, $25 at the door.  Winning team gets $100 cash.  Registraton and practice at 6:30 pm, tournament starts at 7.  Raffle tickets for a 58-inch 4K Roku smart TV for $1 will be on sale.  Call (478)919-4792 for more information.