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Fall Festivals at Bleckley Churches.

Go here to view a partial listing of fall festivals at Bleckley churches.  Your church can be included in the article by emailing BleckleyProgress@aol.com

Over $9,000 raised to help "bust" local man's cancer.

Over $9,000 raised to help "bust" local man's cancer.

Saturday's "Busting Cancer for Brian" Smith clay shoot raised over $9,000 that will go toward medical and travel expenses for Smith in his battle with cancer.  The Smith family thanks the Bleckley County community for their outpouring of love and support.

Literacy Night, Fall Festival, at Bleckley Primary October 21.

Bleckley Primary will hold Literacy Night October 21 from 4-6 pm.   Book Fair will be open.  Win books at the Book Walk, swap old book at the Book Swap.  Lieracy games, parents can learn reading secrets from teachers.  First 50 students attending get a prize.  Ten $10 Book Fair gift certificates for students will be drawn.   Games, giant slides, bounce house at the old baseball field behind the school from 5:30-7:30 pm.  Free showings of It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown at 6:45 and 7:30 pm.  Purchase tickets for games and activities, concessions available.

Cochran-Bleckley CountryFest October 21.

The Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce presents CountryFest October 21. Festival from 10 am-5 pm in downtown Cochran featuring arts and crafts, food vendors, entertainment, and a kid's pit stop sponsored by local churches. Street Dance from 5-9 pm with the Southbound Nomads at 5 followed by the MidLife Chryslers from 6-9 pm. Purchase tickets now for a 50/50 raffle, $1 each, drawing at 6 pm that night. You do not have to be present to win. Call the chamber for more information, (478)934-2965.

Cochran Police Department National Night Out October 3.

The Cochran Police Department will once again be a part of National Night Out, the iniative designed to build community-police partnerships.  A street party will be held October 3 from 5-8 pm on the lawn in front of the police station, 102 N Second St.  Food, bounce house, dunking booth, child ID kits, firearms safety, rock wall, Neighborhood Watch info, and more. Call (478)934-4282 for more information.

Cochran church to hold Fall Revival, Homecoming services.

Turner Chapel AME Church will hold their annual Fall Revival September 26-28 at 7 pm.  The theme "God is asking Can you hear me now?"   Homecoming services will be October 1 at 2 pm.  Guest speaker, Rev. Gregory Cuts, Pastor Christian Hope Baptist Church.  Dinner to follow.  The church is located at 163 N Seventh St.

Middle Georgia State OTA Program organizing support group for parents of special needs children.

Parents of children with physical, mental, or emotional special needs in Cochran are invited to the first meeting of a new support group being organized by faculty and students of Middle Georgia State University's Occupational Therapy Assistant Degree Program. The first meeting will be September 25 from 5:30-6:30 pm in room 108 of Roberts Library located at the corner of Ann and Second Streets. Program lecturer Lauren Padgett Grey said in a release they realized through their work that many parents needed organized support not available locally. She added "We wanted to see if we could help meet a need those parents have as they advocate for their children." Parents with questions before the meeting can contact Gray, (478)934-3114, lauren.padgett@mga.edu