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Egg hunts, special services abound as Easter approaches

Multiple egg hunts and special church services are on the calendar as Easter approaches. Easter will be observed Sunday, April 9.

The egg hunts get underway in earnest this weekend so get your Easter bonnets and baskets ready.

Middle and high school students are invited to a Glow in the Dark egg hunt Friday, March 31 at Summers Field Park from 7-9 p.m. There will be free drinks, pizza, prizes and music. This event is sponsored by downtown businesses, First Baptist Church (FBC) and Heather Stanley.

Calvary Church will host an egg hunt Saturday, April 1 at noon at the church located at 968 Veterans Parkway.

The VFW Post will also host an egg hunt Saturday from 2-4 p.m. There will be snacks, punch and prizes for the kids and an opportunity to take photos with the Easter bunny.

FBC and First United Methodist Church (FUMC) are teaming up to host a community egg hunt Sunday, April 2 at Summers Field Park from 3-5 p.m. There will be an Easter devotion, dancing and a large supply of eggs for the finding.

Milner will host an egg hunt on Saturday, April 8 at 11:30 a.m. in city park. Plastic eggs are needed. If you can help, call 770.358.1604.

Fredonia Church will host Easter services on April 2 and April 9 at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary.
FUMC will host the Stations of the Cross art event April 4-8 in the sanctuary. Hours Tuesday through Friday are 3-7 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m.-noon.

FUMC will host a Good Friday service April 7 at 7 p.m. On Easter Sunday, FUMC will offer a sunrise service at 7 a.m. at Summers Field Park. The traditional Easter service is at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary.
Ramah Church will present its Easter cantata at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 9.

Rock Springs Church has a variety of service times and locations to make sure you are able to be a part of special services. Visit for more information.

Native son JB Strauss to perform at Cherry Blossom Festival today

Macon’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival is in full swing and the highlight of the music scene today is an appearance by Barneville’s own JB Strauss and his band.

The show is set for 5:30 p.m. on the Bicentennial Stage at Carolyn Crayton Park located at 115 Willie Smokie Glover Dr.

Strauss, who now lives and tours out of Nashville, is the son of Jeanie Smith May of Macon. He is the grandson of Eileen Jackson of Barnesville and Judge Byron Smith of Jackson.

Awards ceremony is Thursday

The annual community awards banquet is set for Thursday, March 2 at the Fine Arts Center on Burnette Road. Small plate food items and drinks will be served beginning at 5 p.m. with the ceremony…

LG 365 awards over $21,000 in grant funds

Lamar Gives 365 conducted its annual grant recipient event last week, awarding over $21,000 in grant funds to local non-profits.

Five entities got $3000 each. They were the Barnesville Boys & Girl Club, Friends of the Milner Library, Hope Tree Ministry, Lamar County Senior Center, the REACH Scholarship Fund and Rebuild Lamar.

Lamar Arts was awarded $2500 for technology upgrades while the local health department received $1347.60 for children’s health programs.

Lamar Gives 365 members give $365 per year or one dollar per day. Half the annual gifts are distributed and the other half is invested through the Barnesville-Lamar County Community Foundation.

Members get to vote on which non-profits are funded and in what amounts.

Health Department gets car seat grant funds

The Lamar health department has been awarded a mini-grant for the DPH to provide car child safety seats and education on how to use them to financially eligible families.

The program is funded by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Since 2007, seats issued through the program have saved over 425 lives.

For more information, call the health department at 770.358.1483.

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