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Cochran church giving away backpacks, school supplies, July 30.

First Baptist Church of Cochran will hold their third annual backpack and school supply giveaway July 30.  It starts at 2 pm and will be at the Hangar, 130 E. Beech St.   Backpacks and other school supplies (IE: crayons, #2 pencils, glue sticks) will be given away until all have been handed out.

Bleckley Summer Theatre Camp performances of Disney's Camp Rock July 22-23.

Participants in this year's Bleckley Summer Theatre Camp will hold community performances of their selection, Disney's Camp Rock The Musical, July 22-23 at House of Grace church.  Times are 7 pm both days with a 2 pm matinee that Saturday.  Admission is $5 adults, $3 children 12 and under.  House of Grace is located at 133 Jac Arts Road in Cochran.

Ugandan Thunder at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church July 24.

The Ugandan Thunder Children's Choir will perform at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church July 24 at 6 pm.  Mt. Calvary is located at 128 Abney Rd. in Cochran.

Local children invited to "Hangout at the Hangar."

First Baptist Church of Cochran's summer outreach ministry "Hangout at the Hangar" is ongoing on Tuesday's and Thursday's from 10 am-noon.  Located at 130 Beech St, the program is for kids in Kindergarten through sixth grade  Age appropriate games and lunch through USDA's Seemeless Summer Meals Program (dine in only.)  The program lasts through July 28.

Children invited to work in the Good News Garden.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Cochran will host a music camp entitled "Herbie and the Good News Garden" July 18-22 from 9 am-noon.  Cost is $20 and the camp is for children in Pre K through fifth grade.  Lunch served daily.  Performance will be July 22 at 7 pm.  Call Libby DeLoach, (478)934-9835, for more information.

Lunch will benefit Cochran church's children, youth ministries.

Limestone Baptist Church will hold a lunch following the 11 am service on July 10.  The menu will be casserole, salad, rolls, and desert.  Cost is donations with proceeds benefiting the children and youth ministries.  Limestone Baptist Church is located at 874 Highway 257.

A tea party with a magical twist.

A tea party with a magical twist.

Alice originally met the Mad Hatter by going down the rabbit hole to Wonderland.  Saturday, she, the Hatter, and some other magical friends visited the Fellowship Hall inside First Presbytarian Church for a Tea Party.  Children, many dressed as their favorite princesses, dined on snacks as they were entertained by songs from familiar favorites.

Of course, the most fun of all was the meet and greet held afterward.  Autographs, pictures, and of course hugs, made for a great end to an afternoon not to be forgotten.