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38th Harness Festival Coming Up This Weekend

April 14: Sponsor's Dinner

April 15: Fireworks and Live Entertainment

April 16: 5k Road Race, Opening Ceremonies, BarBQ Competition sanctioned by the GA BarBQ Association, Harness Racing, More Music, Arts & Crafts, Kids Games, and Fun for the Entire Family.

Read more about the Harness Festival.

Registration for Georgia GO Fish Bobberthon Fishing Tournament Begins Today

Registration for Georgia GO Fish Bobberthon Fishing Tournament Begins Today

Ready, set…Go Fish!

Register today for the GO Fish Georgia Bobberthon fishing tournament and get ready to GO Fish for fun and prizes beginning April 16.

Beginning April 16 through June 11, 2011, the Dodge County Public Fishing Area will be stocked with up to 200 bream in anticipation of a new regional fishing tournament, called the Bobberthon. Bream will be tagged in the Dodge County PFA, Flat Creek PFA, Hugh Gillis PFA and Ocmulgee PFA.  Anglers can register at community vendors in order to participate in the tournament.  If an angler catches a tagged fish, they will return the tag to the vendor in which they registered.   All anglers that catch a tagged fish are guaranteed a prize and will be registered for the Grand Tournament. 

First Baptist Church to Have Community Easter Celebration

First Baptist Church will have a community-wide Easter Celebration on April 16 starting at 10 a.m. in the church parking lot. 

The celebration will include sharing in a unique experience of the meaning of Easter followed by an Easter Egg hunt.  Parents are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and a basket for their child. 

Call the church office at 478-934-6356 for more information.  FBC is located at 102 South Second St.

Harness Festival: Longstanding Tradition

The Hawkinsville Harness Festival began in 1894, according to the festival website.

Some of the events include:

Harness Races
Harness the Country Concert
Festival Queen
Harness Festival Golf Tournament
Arts and Crafts
Carnival and Rides
Festival Dance
Fireworks
Reptile show, clowns, magic, rides for kids
Battle of the Bands
Educational hayrides

The Harness Festival events are scheduled from April 14-16.

Purchase Harness Festival tickets.

Dodge Connecting Family DayPromises Fun on March 26th

Dodge Connecting Family DayPromises Fun on March 26th

 Join the fun at the Eastman-Dodge County Recreation Department Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Dodge Connecting Family Day. The Eastman-Dodge County Recreation Department is located at 1027 Dublin Highway.

Events include:

Fun Run! 3 mile run @ 10:00 am, pre-registration required

Games * Family Activities * Reading Time * Petting Zoo * Fire Truck * Exhibits

Air Evac Lifeteam Helicopter

Alcohol & Drug Prevention

Local Entertainment

Title I Health Fair

Family Fun Walk

Food

Please Contact Dodge Connection-Communities In Schools of Dodge County for more information

or to register for the Fun Run:

Upcoming Concert, Homecoming at Local Church

Contemperary Gospel group OMEGA will be in concert March 27 at Mount Calvary Baptist Church for the evening service beginning at 6 pm.  

Mount Calvary will celebrate Homecoming April 10 with service at 11 a.m. and lunch to follow on the church grounds. 

Mount Calvary Baptist is located at 134 Abney Rd.

Community Blood Drive

A community blood drive will take place in Cochran on Monday, March 28.

The blood drive is from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Extension Office Main Room.

Harry Bruno tells us that extreme weather conditions in the north and west, blood is at an all time low and your blood is needed.  

Bruno says, "Remember 1 pint of blood can save 3 lives."