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Civil War Re-enactment Coming to Perry Museum April 16

Civil War Re-enactment Coming to Perry Museum April 16
The Perry Area Historical Society will join with the GA 57th Regimental Re-enactors to present a Living History of a Civil War encampment on Saturday, April 16, from noon until 4 p.m. at their museum location at 901 Northside Drive in Perry.  Children will be treated to games from the period and Re-enactors will be in uniform and period dress.  They will demonstrate camp life, weaponry and the vittles of the Civil War soldier.  The original GA 57th  Infantry was formed in Savannah, Ga in May 1862.  Company E of the 57th was comprised of men from Houston and surrounding counties.

Pottery Palette Spring Break Hours

Monday, April 4: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tuesday, April 5: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 6: Closed

Thursday, April 7: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday, April 8: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday, April 9: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fort Valley to Celebrate Georgia Cities Week

City of Fort Valley officials announced the city will be celebrating “Georgia Cities Week” April 17-23. 

A city services display will be set up on Monday April 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

The display will be set up beside Fort Valley City Hall and will feature booths and display stations demonstrating the various services offered by the City of Fort Valley, a news release says. 

On display will be Fire Apparatus, Police Vehicles, Sanitation Equipment along with city officials who will be able to answer questions about what services the city offers and how the residents benefit from those services. 

Information booths set up featuring Animal Control Services, D.A.R.E., Fire Safety, and others. 

The Peach County Fire Department and Fort Valley Fire Department “Fire Clowns” will be present teaching about fire safety and severe weather safety. 

Junior Journalist Auditions

Junior journalist auditions will take place today at the Galleria Mall in Centerville from 4-6 p.m.

The child auditioning must be born between August 1, 1998 and August 1, 2001. You must bring proof of date of birth to the audition.

The audition in Macon will take place Tuesday, April 5 from 4-6 p.m. in the Museum of Arts and Sciences.

The children will be scored on the spot during the first round of auditions. The top scoring 50 kids will be called back for a second round, where they will answer questions on camera. A panel of 13WMAZ employees will judge those auditions. The top scoring 25 kids will move on to a final round that will be judged by a community panel. We will not contact the children between rounds 2 and 3. We will surprise the winning children in their classrooms before school lets out for the summer.

FVSU Students Meet Aruba Officials

Seven Fort Valley State University students spent spring break learning about the political life, culture and customs of Aruba.

That's according to a Fort Valley State University news release.

The trip to the island of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea is the first in a series of annual international visits. The Black Men with Initiative were guests of Aruba Governor Fredis Refunjol at the 25th Anniversary of the island’s independence.

Downtown Byron Farmers and Artisans Market

The Downtown Byron Farmers and Artisans Market is April 16 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The market is held in downtown Byron at Jailhouse Park and offers Georgia Made Georgia Grown plants, produce and artisan crafts.

For more information or to participate, call the Byron Better Hometown at 956-5555

For the love of mud...!

The 2011 Georgia Jugfest Returns to Crawford County May 21.

Jugfest 2011 will feature an Exhibit of Crawford County and Middle Georgia Pottery:

May 18 is the kiln firing.

An exhibit is open beginning May 19.

May 20 marks the Peaches and Pig Cook-Off.