2013-07-03 / Burke Happenings

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A Youth Football Camp will be hosted by the Sportsmen Social Club. Register now for the age 5-13 camp, which will be held July 8-19 at the Burke County Recreation Department. For more information contact club members Curtis Miles, 706-799-0475, or Wayne Carpenter, 706-799-4947. Registration will end on opening day or when all spaces are filled.

A Basic Floral Design Course will be taught through Augusta Technical College’s Continuing Education program. Registration has begun for the classes, which will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., July 9, 11, 16 and 18. The course, which is taught by Melinda Prescott, introduces students to career possibilities in the floral industry and provides basic instruction on design techniques. Cost is $75 and students must bring their own wire cutters. Other materials are provided. Call 706-437-6801 or register at office on Highway 24 South in Waynesboro.


Rabbits and more rabbits will be at the Burke County Library at 10:30 a.m. Expert Marsha Rider will host a “show and tell” with all her breeds of domestic bunnies.

The Village Reunion for neighborhoods in the Quaker Road, Waynesboro area will be held July 5-6 with a number of activities including a Luau/Meet & Greet, 6 p.m. Friday at the old Headstart building on 9th Street. A 9 a.m. breakfast meeting will be held Saturday with the election of new officers at the Wardlow Building on 7th Street. The reunion will culminate with a Red Carpet Affair & Banquet, 7 p.m., Saturday at the Wardlow Building. Keynote speaker is Burke native Christopher Bennett. For more information contact Rev. Isiah Kirkland, 706-554-9496, Jackie Payton, 706-437-1758, or Gladys Johnson,706- 554-6304.


Tours of the Dell-Goodall House in Screven County will be held, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. by the Brier Creek DAR. The Highway 24 house (at Highway 301 intersection) is the only building left standing in what was Jacksonboro-Screven County’s first county seat. Lorenzo Dow cursed the town and within 20 years every building was gone except the Dell-Goodall.


Summer Music Camp, hosted annually by Rosemont Heights Baptist Church, will kick off. The camp runs July 8-12 from 9:30 a.m.-noon and is open to children ages 3-fifth grade. It will be held at the church’s campus on the corner of Stone Avenue and East Sixth Street. For more information, call 706-554-2468.


A Clothes and Bookbag Giveaway will be held, 7 a.m., at the Southern Bank Pavilion in Waynesboro. The event is sponsored by Christian Extravaganza. Children must be present to receive free school supplies.


WHAT’S NEXT is a complimentary service for non-profit Burke County groups hosting free public events. A fundraising event with an admission fee may be included for $10 per week, paid in advance. Announcements may be emailed to truecitizennews@live.com, faxed to 706-526-4779 or dropped off at our Shadrack Street office. Our deadline is noon Thursday.

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