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Michigan couple visiting fish fry a regular at Cochran bluegrass park.

Michigan couple visiting fish fry a regular at Cochran bluegrass park.

Cochran Masonic Lodge 217 held a fish fry to raise funds for the charities they support.  Many ate inside, some came to pick up their plates.  One couple who was seated at a table had come from Grand Blanc, Michigan.  Doug and Darleine Liley were in town for the bluegrass festival that will be held at Hillside RV Park.  Former park manager Jean Holland, who was with the couple, said they'd began visiting 20 years ago, and "became family."

Cochran Rec. Department announces Volunteers of the Year.

Cochran Rec. Department announces Volunteers of the Year.

The Cochran-Bleckley Recreation Department named Chris and Brittany Foskey as their Volunteers of the Year during opening day ceremonnies for baseball and softball.  Both are longtime supporters of the department and have hosted a benefit golf tournament for it the past two years.

To read more on opening day, click here.

A good day at the book sale.

A good day at the book sale.

Cochran-Bleckley Friends of the Library held their annual spring old book sale benefiting the Tessie W. Norris Library Saturday.  People came to shop, browse, and in some cases read, a variety of old books ranging from $.25 to $3.  Organizers described the turnout as steady and appreciate everyone who stopped by.

Boston Butt sale will benefit church playground renovations.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church is holding a Boston Butt sale to raise funds for new playground equipment. Cost is $30 and pickup will be April 8 from 11 am-1 pm from the church, 134 Abney Road, or at Quick & Easy Lube in Cochran. Sponsored by the New Horizons and Seekers Sunday School classes. Call (478)230-7980 by April 2 to order.

Partying indoors for a good cause.

Partying indoors for a good cause.

Threatening skies forced First Baptist Church to move their chili cook-off and block party into the Fellowship Hall Saturday night.  It didn't prevent atendees from enjoying the different types of chili made and music from the Skylarks.  Donations collected will be split between the 2018 Uganda Mission team and current missionary living in Uganda Sheila "Buffy" Buff.

Dancing on a Saturday afternoon.

Dancing on a Saturday afternoon.

Bikers returning to the parking lot behind the Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce Saturday, , as well as those picking up spaghetti plates sold by Cochran Fire and Rescue, also enjoyed a free concert by the Southbound Nomads.  The music got some out of their seats to dance.

Cochran blood drive meets goal.

Cochran blood drive meets goal.

As of 6:40 pm, 29 people had either donated blood or were about to donate at Monday’s American Red Cross Blood Drive held in the County Extension Office main building. Though that number may not seem high, it exceeded the goal set by the American Red Cross of 22 donations. Organizers noted that with the flu outbreak and storms, blood was needed badly. They also said one donation could help three people. The next blood drive in Cochran will be April 9.