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Bleckley Elementary holds WinterFest.

Bleckley Elementary holds WinterFest.

Bleckley Elementary held their annual Winter Festival Thursday night.  In past years, the event raised funds for playground equipment, assistant principal Jenny Brooks said proceeds from this year's event would go toward technology upgrades and other school supplies.

Families enjoyed a variety of games and activities including a fish pond, crazy hair, football toss, as well as both a silent and live auction.

To see more photos from the evening, click here.

Church to hold simulcast of marriage conference.

House of Grace Church, located at 133 Jac Arts Road in Cochran, will host a simulcast of the 2016 XO Marriage Today Conference February 12-13.  Times are 8-10 pm that Friday, 10 am-12:30 pm on Saturday.  Cost is $34 per couple.  To learn more about the conference, click here.  Register by visiting houseofgracecochran.org

Thirteenth annual Biking Bleckley March 19.

Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce will present the 13th annual Biking Bleckley Metric 100 March 19. Start time is 8:30 am at the corner of Third and Dykes Streets. Four routes available, 15, 30, and 50 miles, as well as a 62.5 mile (metric 100) Registration is $25 by March 4, $30 after. Fee includes snacks, drinks, marked routes, maps with descriptions and SAG vehicles on road routes.

To ensure getting a T-Shirt in your size, please register by March 4. Mail checks and registration forms (available here) , made payable to Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce, to PO Box 305, Cochran, GA 31014.  Call the chamber office, (478)934-2965, or email aa@cochran-bleckleychamber.com for more information.

Boots, BBQ, and Bluegrass, for missions at local church.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church will hold "Boots and Bling Mission Fling," February 11 at 6:30 pm.  The country-themed fundraiser featuring a BBQ dinner, silent auction, and entertainment, will go toward missions.  Tickets can be purchased by calling the church office, (478)934-0810.  Mt. Calvary is located at 134 Abney Road in Cochran.

Bleckley Elementary Winter Festival February 4.

Bleckley County Elementary School will hold their annual Winter Festival February 4 from 6-8 pm.  Admission $2 per person.  Food and games/activities including a dart throw, duck pond, hayride, and Happy Hair.  Cost of games, four for $1, or 25 for $5.

An express train to wonderment.

An express train to wonderment.

Hundreds came out to 256 Lucas Road in Cochran Friday night to get on board the Winter Wonderland Express. The event, sponsored by the Pilot Club and Princesses with a Purpose, featured a trolley that guests rode to hear about the true meaning of Christmas.  Afterwards, they disembarked and headed inside the Heartland EMS building to visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and take pictures with their favorite PWAP characters.

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Christmas Events at Bleckley churches.

Here is a partial listing of Christmas services and events at Bleckley churches.  Events can be added by emailing BleckleyProgress@aol.com