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Bleckley Relay for Life May 2

Bleckley Relay for Life May 2

Bleckley Relay for Life will be May 2 at NeSmith Stadium (Middle Georgia State College Soccer Field) starting at 7 pm.  The stadium is located just off US 23 near the bypass.  

The theme for this year's relay is "Carnival for a Cure." There will be food, games, and local entertainment.  

Money raised will benefit people in Bleckley County battling cancer and their families.

For more information, contact  relay chair Linda Warren, 478-298-2252.

Cochran Masonic Lodge pancake breakfast

Cochran Masonic Lodge pancake breakfast

Cochran Masonic Lodge 217 F&AM will hold a pancake breakfast April 26 from 7-10 am.  Cost is $4.50 and includes all you can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea, and orange juice.  

Uniformed law enforcement and emergency personel dine in for free.  

Proceeds benefit the Joe Lassiter Secret Santa Fund.  The lodge is located at 217 Masonic Drive.

Spring Fling Day 22: Pet Supplies

Spring Fling Day 22: Pet Supplies

Today let’s fling Fido and Fluffy’s stuff.  It’s time to fling those too small collars and bowls, treats that the cat just will not eat and the frayed leashes. If you have supplies from a long gone pet, like an aquarium or a hamster habitat, today is the day to let those go.

 

Now go flinging!  Please come back and tell me how many pet supplies you were able to fling today.

 

Fifth annual Spring Buddy Ball May 3

Fifth annual Spring Buddy Ball May 3

The fifth annual Spring Buddy Ball game will be May 3 at the Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department.  Buddy Ball is baseball for special needs children who normally wouldn't get the opportunity to participate in team sports.  There will be games for ages 3-8 (play at 10 am, be there by 9:45) and 9-15 (play at 9:30 am, be there by 9.)  Games on four fields.

Lunch will be provided.  Also, the Pilot Club of Cochran will present a bicycle safety program featuring their "BrainMatters" puppets.  For more information on Buddy Ball, call Margaret Spielman, 478-374-0520, or Kathy Simmons, 478-374-6489.

Bleckley churches hold Easter activities despite weather

Bleckley churches hold Easter activities despite weather

Though the rain would either cancel or force postponment of some Easter activities, there were churches who moved their events indoors.  Magician Mike Fuller showed children at Salem Baptist Church 'The Magic of Easter" Saturday morning.  The children also enjoyed a hot dog lunch and egg hunt inside the Sunday School class rooms.

An outdoor egg hunt at Mt. Calvary was turned into indoor activities including hearing the Easter story and decorating cupcakes.  Saturday afternoon, children and teens gathered at First Church of the Nazarene.  After hearing the Easter story, they enjoyed hot dogs.  Then teens assisted children with the egg hunt then helped run games such as cupcake walk.

Welcome home celebration for Bleckley pastor planned

Welcome home celebration for Bleckley pastor planned

A "Welcome home PK" celebration for FIrst Baptist Church of Cochran Pastor Keith Rustin will be held April 26 at Hillside Family RV Park.  

Rustin returned home April 3 after spending over two months in various hospitals due to illness.  Admission is free and will feature gospel music and food.  For more information, call 478-934-6944.  

Hillside RV Park is located 592 Georgia Highway 87 South.

Eleventh annual Bible Reading Marathon April 25

Eleventh annual Bible Reading Marathon April 25

The eleventh annual Bible Reading Marathon kicks off April 25 at 6 pm on the Bleckley courthouse square running through May 1.  Opening ceremonies guest speaker is state Senator Ross Tolleson with the Turner Chapel A.M.E. men's choir providing speical music.  

Readings start that Friday at 7 p.m. with closing ceremonies concluding on May 1, the National Day of Prayer starting at 8:30 a.m.  For more information, contact Jerri Tuck, 478-230-8316.