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Howard High School Students to Perform at Governor's Mansion

The Howard High School Chamber Orchestra has been invited to perform at the Governor’s Mansion on Dec. 9 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. as part of the Mansion’s Holiday Open House.

Each year, the Georgia Music Educator’s Association works with the Governor’s Office to schedule groups for the Open House, and groups can only perform once every three years.

"We are honored to be selected to perform at the Governor's Mansion Holiday Open House,” says Orchestra Director and Fine Arts Chair John Sweat. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our orchestra and a chance to showcase our students; it will be an event they will remember for the rest of their lives."

The Howard High School Band will perform in the Macon Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 12 at 3:00 p.m.

Family to Family Food Drive : Day 7 of 13 Days of Giving

Family to Family Food Drive : Day 7 of 13 Days of Giving


One of the most well known holiday songs states, "It's the most wonderful time of the year," and it is for some families.  But for others this holiday season has been reduced to one simple choice - food and shelter, or gifts for their families. 

This year the First Sergeants at Robins Air Force Base have identified seventy-five military families, including approximately two-hundred children, who don't have enough resources to provide food and gifts for their families. 

You can help by donating canned goods (see list below) or make a monetary donation which will help purchase turkeys, hams, and other perishable items. 

Concert Benefitting the Mentor's Project Scheduled for Friday

The 567 Center for Renewal, with The Blue Indian, will host a benefit concert for the Mentor's Project of Bibb County this Friday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.

Stribling, Jubee and the Morning After, Free Ticket, and Broken Bootstraps will be performing.

Tickets cost $5, and all proceeds will go to the Mentor's Project.

Concert attendees who bring a coat, gloves, or blanket for the homeless will receive a coupon for $2 off any Blue Indian concert in 2011.

The Mentors Project of Bibb County's provides role models for encouragement and motivation to eligible Bibb County public middle and high school students who need additional support outside their family and assists them in reaching their full academic, social, and personal potential.

The 567 Center is located at 533 Cherry St. in downtown Macon.

Macon Chosen as Location for Georgia Southern Miss State Scholarship Pageant

Macon has been selected to host the 2011 “Fabulous 50’s” Georgia Southern Miss State Scholarship Pageant. Georgia Southern Miss (GSM) selects a different city in Georgia each year to host the State pageant.

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.


Macon Rescue Mission: Day 7 of 13 Days of Giving

Macon Rescue Mission: Day 7 of 13 Days of Giving

The Macon Rescue Mission is a faith-based organization providing residential programs and services to those facing homelessness, addiction, domestic violence, and poverty.

You can help by volunteering for food drives or donate food, diapers and personal hygiene items. You can also sponsor a child for the holidays or donate to a bargain center.

Call 478-743-5445 for more information or visit http://www.maconrescuemission.com

We will feature more on the Macon Rescue Mission on 13WMAZ Eyewitness News.

The Share the Love and Love a Pet Adoption Drive

The Share the Love and Love a Pet Adoption Drive will feature onsite pet adoptions with representatives from various Middle Georgia Animal Shelters on hand to answer questions and pair abandoned dogs and cats with loving families. 

The Share the Love and Love a Pet Adoption Drive will take place on Saturday, Dec. 11  to benefit the ASPCA and  Middle Georgia Animal Shelters at Subaru of Macon. 

The event will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Subaru of Macon.

Local canine celebrity AC Pup will also be in attendance. 

There are also opportunities to have a photo taken with Santa as part of “Picture your pet with Santa and a new Subaru” and each participant will receive a full color photo keepsake.