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Free Weekend Christmas Events

Free Weekend Christmas Events
  • Downtown Macon's Friday Fest 2nd Annual Christmas Caroling. Anyone can participate! Meet in Third St. Park at 6 p.m.
  • Tennille Christmas on the Square, Friday Dec. 9 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Eastman Christmas Parade starts Saturday, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m.
  • Gray Second Saturday Fest until 7 p.m. Santa is at the Carriage House from 2-7 p.m. Saturday.
  • Drive-thru nativity scene at Riverside UMC in Macon, open from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday [free admission]
  • Drive-thru nativity scene at Lighthouse Baptist Church on Sardis Church Rd. opens 6:30 p.m until 8 Friday and Saturday [free admission]
  • Drive-thru Bethlehem in Cochran, 6-8 p.m.Dec. 9, 10 & 11 [free admission] Bethany Baptist Church, 608 Ga. Hwy.

Cochran Holds Christmas Parade

Cochran Holds Christmas Parade

It felt like Christmas Friday evening as the annual lighted Christmas parade made its way down Second Street.  The event (sponsored by the Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce) had a variety of paricipants including local churches, pagent queens, and of course, Santa.   See more photos from the evening. 

Hawkinsville Christmas Parade

Hawkinsville Christmas Parade

The Hawkinsville Christmas parade takes place Saturday, December 3 at 5:30 p.m.

 

The parade route begins on Commerce Street at the intersection of Commerce St. and Houston St., then turns onto Dooley St., then onto Broad St.

The Hawkinsville Merchants Christmas Open House also takes place.

Map: Where To Buy Christmas Trees


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Toys For Tots Car Show At BCHS

Toys For Tots Car Show At BCHS

The First Annual Toys for Tots Benefit Car Show will be held in the Bleckley County High School parking lot December 3 from noon to 5 p.m.  

Entry fee for cars is one new, unwrapped toy.  Admission is free to the public, donations are welcomed that will be used to purchase new toys.  All donations and toys will remain in the community.  Concessions will be available and a live DJ will be on site. 

Events include best car, truck, and motorcycle, and most horsepower on the dyno.  Cost is $50 and will be refunded to the car with most horsepower.

To learn more about the car show, click here 

Contact Chris Arnold for more information at 478-308-9257 or mapleredta@gmail.com

Longtime Coach Recognized At Annual Turkey Trot Race

Longtime Coach Recognized At Annual Turkey Trot Race

For the past ten years, runners, cyclists, walkers and others have gathered at the home of Richard and Dee Davis to participate in the annual Turkey Trot. 

This year though, there was something extra. 

About a week before the race, efforts had began to get as many former runners of BCHS and BCMS Cross Country Coach Shelly Cranford to attend.  Richard Davis had made plans to surprise Cranford with the gathering of former runners as part of an effort to show appreciation for Cranford's many years of hard work and devotion.