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The Mayor's Christmas Motorcade to Benefit Hospital in Milledgeville

Macon Mayor Robert Reichert will address the public during the Mayor's Christmas Motorcade on Dec. 7 at 9 a.m.

The city of Macon will gather on the steps of Macon City Hall at 9 a.m. Mayor Robert Reichert will offer a few words regarding the importance of giving during the holiday season and at 10:30 a.m., the Mayor’s Motorcade will depart for Milledgeville.

The event will take place in front of Macon City Hall and will benefit the Central State Hospital in Milledgeville.

Citizens who want to donate to items to the Central State Hospital by delivering them to the Emergency Management Agency or to the Fire Prevention Center in Macon.

Items Needed:

New Clothing (adults):

Pajamas/night gowns, socks, underwear, bedroom slippers, tennis shoes, hats, sweat shirts and pants

Personal Care Items:

Toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs and hair brushes, cosmetics, shaving lotions, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Rep. Anthony Edward "Tony" Sellier

There will be two visitations held on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at the Byron Municipal Complex; the first beginning at 11a.m. until 2 p.m. and the second from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a Rosary service immediately following at 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at St. Juliana’s Catholic Church in Ft. Valley, Georgia at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4.

Rooks Funeral Home in Byron is handling the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made either to the American Cancer Society or a favored charity. 

13 Days of Giving Spotlight: Big Brothers Big Sisters

13 Days of Giving: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Heart of Georgia serves children in Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Greene, Hancock, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Laurens, Monroe, Peach, Twiggs, Washington, and Wilkinson Counties.  

They have been providing help for community kids since 1953.   Children who have mentors go to school more often, get higher grades, get along with others better, and have higher levels of self esteem.

To help with this project you can volunteer to be a mentor, or donate holiday items for families.

For more information on how you can help with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, call 478-745-3984, e-mail agency@bbbsheartga.org or visit www.bbbsheartga.org

We'll have more on 13WMAZ Eyewitness News.

Friday Fest to Have New Round Robin Game

Friday Fest patrons have a new game to play this Friday as part of Friday Fest, presented by Robins Federal Credit Union.   

Round Robin: The Game will start at 5 p.m. when participants can pick up their game cards at The Red Room. 

Then they have to visit participating Friday Fest businesses getting signatures from five places before bringing their card back to The Red Room by 9 p.m. 

Completed cards will be entered into a drawing for a “Museums of Macon” prize pack which includes free admission tickets to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, Georgia Children’s Museum, Tubman Museum, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Hay House, Cannonball House, and Sidney Lanier Cottage.

The winner will be drawn by the band Grafted by Grace who will be performing live at The Red Room from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Today's 13 Days of Giving Spotlight: Project Giving

From December 1-13 we're highlighting a different local organization on 13WMAZ Eyewitness News.
We'll show how you can volunteer, donate or give back to make the holidays a little brighter.

Today, we're highlighting Project Giving, an all-volunteer, organization building "Bridges of Hope" for families who are suffering from chronic medical illnesses.

To help with Project Giving during the holiday season, join the family Christmas adoption project.

To learn more: visit www.projectgiving.net, e-mail info@projectgiving.net or call 478-224-HOPE.

 

City Market on the Green To Take Place Saturday

On Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., City Market on the Green will take place at Third St. and Poplar St.

According to Naomi Davis of Davis Farms, items for sale will include:

Kale
Pea tendrils
Red leaf lettuce
Green leaf lettuce
Radishes
Turnips
Jerusalem artichokes
Sage
Terragon
Rosemary
Lemon balm
Mint

Rebuilding Macon Releases Cookbook Featuring Downtown Restaurant Recipes

Rebuilding Macon, a non-profit organization working to preserve homeownership and neighborhoods, has released a cookbook featuring participating downtown Macon restaurant recipes.

All proceeds from the cookbook sales will support the programs of Rebuilding Macon. The money raised by Let’s Get Cooking will help build wheelchair ramps, replace roofs, and paint homes in Macon and surrounding areas.

According to its website, Rebuilding Macon, Inc. is Macon’s largest nonprofit organization and works to provide rehabilitation services free of charge to those in need. With the help of 2500 volunteers, Rebuilding Macon rehabilitated and repaired 260 homes last year.

The Let’s Get Cooking cookbook project was created by Debra Rollins, Executive Director of Rebuilding Macon.