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Salmander Springs Farm Hosts Homestead Tour

A guided tour of Salamander Springs Farm, a 50-acre homestead owned by Debby Waugh will take place February 25 at 10:30 a.m. Waugh will conduct the tour.

The homestead has been in development 15 years, since Waugh first bought the land, a Davis Farms news release says.

The entire homestead is an "off the grid" homestead, using solar power and conservation techniques to reduce the footprint of the homestead. Debby is a Certified Permaculturist, and has hosted over 300 volunteers since she first started.

Carpools from Roberta and Macon will be organized.

If you plan on attending and are interested in carpooling e-mail Naomi at davisfarmssa@aol.com with your location and if you are willing to use your vehicle and how many it will hold.

The 14th Annual Anita Ponder and Friends Holiday Feast Scheduled for Christmas Day

A free, holiday feast will take place on Christmas Day at the Douglass Theatre from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The event will serve over 1600 people and will include over 1000 Meals on Wheels clients. Toys, clothes and shoes will be available for those who need them.

Local barbers will be on site to give complimentary haircuts and a complimentary salon service with a local stylist will also be available.

AJ the DJ will provide the live, holiday music entertainment.

For more information, contact Anita Ponder at 478-978-5067.

Community members are asked to call for free rides to the dinner, call if you or someone you know is in need, call if you want to volunteer and call if you want to donate food, toys or clothes.


FVSU Receives Grant to Start DUI Awareness

Fort Valley State University received a $9,890 grant to start a new peer-led program, called “Be the Sober One”.

Recently, Chizu Hirata, a center counselor, submitted an application to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety’s (GOHS) “Young Adult Drinking and Driving” program. The proposal was approved.

“We’ve launched the program this month,” said Hirata, who is the principal investigator for the highway grant.

Fort Valley Tourism Involved in Trains and Planes Exhibit

Fort Valley’s display of Three Train Buildings has created interest and traffic at the 2010 Trains and Planes show this week at the Museum of Aviation.

The display is sponsored by the Museum and the Middle Georgia Model Railroad Club.

The third annual “Planes and Trains” Exhibit, is open free to the public from Saturday, Nov. 20, to Sunday, Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Thanksgiving Day when the Museum will be closed. 

 The club has train displays in two Museum buildings plus exhibits and information from the Model Railroad Club in Macon, the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth, Georgia, the Agrirama in Tifton, Operation Lifesaver and others.