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FVSU to 'Saddle Up' for Charity

FVSU to 'Saddle Up' for Charity


FORT VALLEY, GA. - The Saddle Up for St. Jude event April 14 at Fort Valley State University will include many activities such as pony rides, hay rides, horse feeding and barrel racing.

The fundraiser is on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the FVSU Agricultural Technology Conference Center, 46 Camp John Hope Road, in Fort Valley. The event will be held in the field behind the center. Proceeds from activities, which range from $1 to $15, will go toward St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

The hospital treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. It’s also recognized for conducting cancer research.

“Community members should attend this event because they can have a fun time while supporting a significant cause for children and their families,” said Sarah Dzimianski, interim equine program assistant at FVSU.

Nominate Your Town for "Best of the Road"

Nominate Your Town for "Best of the Road"

'Help put your town on the map!'

USATODAY teams up with Rand McNally in a search for the Best Small Towns in the United States.

You can nominate your town online through May 15.

PIT ROAD PARTY at Silverdollar Raceway

PIT ROAD PARTY at Silverdollar Raceway

REYNOLDS, GA.--Race fans: make your way out to Silverdollar Raceway in Reynolds, Georgia for a Pit Road Party the first Friday of each month.

Each Friday, there will be great door prizes, live music and of course, racing.

This is a fun, family oriented event, hope to see you there. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. the track is open from 7-11 p.m. and the band starts playing at 8 p.m.

This week's band is the John Brown Knuckleheads band (Heath, Denise and Marley Holly, Eric Newsome, Lee Helms, Shane Hinton)

Georgia National Fair Announces Free Concert Lineup

The Georgia National Fair announces the band lineup for the free outdoor concert via Facebook Friday morning:

Good morning Fair Fans! We are excited to announce the bands for the free outdoor concert during Sneak-a-Peek, October 4. Do you like funk? Remember "Pick Up The Pieces" and "Cut The Cake?" The Average White Band will rock us out! And the ever popular band, The Grapevine, will start the concert at 7:00 p.m. To start the toe tapping

Byron Silent Birdhouse Auction

Byron Silent Birdhouse Auction


BYRON, GA.--Join the Byron Convention and Visitors Bureau and Welcome Center  on Saturday March 31st from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. for a silent birdhouse auction. 

Come out for refreshments, bid on one-of-a-kind birdhouse creations and meet the artists! 

Proceeds from the auction benefit the Battle of Byron and The Cow and The Calf Art Gallery.

Shelby West Pottery

Local potter, Shelby West, will be turning Crawford County clay into beautiful works of art on his foot powered treadle wheel in the backyard garden of the Cannonball House on Saturday, March 17th beginning at 10 a.m. 

Come and see how potters of yesteryear plied their trade and have the opportunity to talk to Shelby as he works. 

He will have his artwork available for purchase where you can find items both large and small for that speical place in your home. 

Byron Better Hometown Meeting Tonight

Byron Better Hometown Meeting Tonight

Byron Better Hometown Community meeting is set for tonight, Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Historic Train Depot, the Byron Better Hometown Facebook page says.

They'll discuss projects and goals for the Byron Better Hometown and also ways in which community members can be involved and have an input in decisions happening downtown.