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Safe Photo Storage

You’ve taken pictures, printed out the best ones, now what? Add them to a scrapbook. “I don’t have time.” “I’m not creative.” “It cost too much.” All of these excuses are just that…excuses. The least we can do is store our memories properly. While I am not the most creative and will probably never be caught up with putting my pictures in an album I do want to preserve them for my children and grandchildren…after all it is their heritage. I want to share with you some do’s and don’ts for storing and protecting your pictures until you have time to put them in a scrapbook or photo safe album.

2nd Annual Paper Crafting Extravaganza

This is an expo for all the scrapbooking fiends out there!

The cropping, shopping, classes, make-n-takes, prizes and giveaways is all on Friday & Saturday, May 13 & 14.

You can find this expo at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry.

Vendor hours are at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and cropping hours are 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. both days.

Parking is free, pre-registration is $5 and admission at the door is $7.

A Patchwork Picnic During the Farmers' Market

A patchwork picnic is scheduled for May 14 in Jailhouse Park from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. during the Byron Farmers' Market.

A quilt exhibit will be on display and picnic lunches  will be available for purchase.

People can stroll among the trees and quilts and enjoy a picnic lunch too.

To participate, or for more information, call Regina Mansfield at 478-956-5555.


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.