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Meetup for Earth Day!

Earth Day is this Friday.

Are you doing anything to commemorate the day? 

When you Google Earth Day, this comes up. The Natural Conservancy tells you what five things you can do for the Earth right now. [You don't even need a shovel!]

This year, you can have a "picnic for the planet" by meeting up withpeople in your community.

Local Church to Have Easter, Homecoming Services

Bethany Baptist Church will have a Community Sunrise Service April 22 at 7 am.  A light breakfast will be served.  On May 1, the church will celebrate its Homecoming. 

Service begins at 11 a.m. with special music provided by local gospel group Grassline. 

A covered dish lunch will follow. 

Also, the church will celebrate the paying off of debt for new Sunday School rooms and a 300-seat sanctuary added in 2005 with a Note-Burning Ceremony. 

The ceremony will feature brief comments by former pastors, Bold Mission Builders, and others who participated in the project as well as a slide show.  Bethany Baptist is located at 680 Highway 26 East.

Relay for Life of Dodge County Hosts 100+ Family Yard Sale April 15 & 16

Relay for Life of Dodge County Hosts 100+ Family Yard Sale April 15 & 16

Relay for Life of Dodge County invites everyone to celebrate, remember, and fight back on April 15-16, 2011 at the Dodge County High School track in Eastman. The relay will open with the Survivors Lap.

As the sun sets, the Luminara Ceremony will honor those who have battled cancer. If you would like to purchase a luminara in honor or remembrance of someone, please call 478-290-8377.

The Relay for Life of Dodge County Family Yard Sale will begin Friday, April 15th from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the track behind Dodge County Middle School.  The Yard Sale will contine Saturday, April 16th from 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

For more information on participating in Relay for Life of Dodge County, purchasing a luminara, or the Family Yard Sale, please call 478-290-8377 or visit www.RelayForLife.org.

 

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.