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Davis Farms Features Lots of Lettuce at the Market

Davis Farms Features Lots of Lettuce at the Market

From Davis Farms in Roberta, Ga.:

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. 

Peach Festival Set for June

Peach Festival Set for June

The 2012 26th Annual Peach Festival is set for June 1-9. The festival takes place annually in Byron and Fort Valley.

Some events will include: 

Geico Road Race to Benefit Special Olympics

Geico Road Race to Benefit Special Olympics

A benefit for the Georgia Special Olympics, The Geico 5K Road Race, is set for Saturday, March 3rd. 

The fun starts at 9 a.m.

For more information, call Becky Pruitt at 478-986-6809.

Special Olympics serves Baldwin, Crawford, Jasper, Jones, Monroe, Putnam, Twiggs, Upson and Wilkinson Counties.

Carwash to Raise Funds for Sheriff's Medical Expenses

Carwash to Raise Funds for Sheriff's Medical Expenses

 

BYRON, GA.--Carwash Fundraiser:

Location: Advanced Auto Parts, 104 Ga Highway 49 South, Byron, GA

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012

Time: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This carwash is to raise money to help with Deputy Sheriff Alton Young’s medical expenses. He was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in November 2011.  He's been with the Peach County Sheriff's department since 2009. In March, he will be going to Emory in Atlanta.

All carwashes are free, but donations will be greatly appreciated. ALL proceeds will go directly to Deputy Sheriff Alton Young at the end of the fundraiser.

Volunteers for the car wash are welcome. Please contact Donnie Parker 678-776-6010 for scheduling.

Please tell all of your friends and family. Feel free to invite more people to this event.

FVSU Providing Free Yard Makeovers in Peach County

FVSU Providing Free Yard Makeovers in Peach County

 

FORT VALLEY, GA. - Fort Valley State University is helping Peach County residents Feb.22 by providing free yard services.

Three homeowners will receive pressure washing services, landscaping services and energy audits totaling more than $1,600. Landscapers and volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, located at 507 State University Drive, in Fort Valley. The event is scheduled to last until 3 p.m.

The yard makeovers will jumpstart the annual Under One Roof Housing Conference on Feb. 23. “With affordable housing being this year’s housing conference theme, I wanted to promote this theme in the community and offer a service to residents promoting communiveristy,” Thomas said, referring to FVSU President Larry E. Rivers’ initiative that promotes collaboration among the university and its community.