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Macon Rescue Mission to Help Homeless on Thanksgiving

The Macon Rescue Mission is hosting a Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, Nov. 25, for the homeless and needy. 

Invitations have been distributed to the homeless in the area and the Rescue Mission plans to feed 300 to 500 people. 

The meal is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. and the Rescue Mission will serve a second meal at 1:00 p.m. if needed. 

Coats, blankets, and a clothing closet will be available to attendees.  

The Mission has been serving a Thanksgiving banquet to the community for over 30 years.

Mayor's Christmas Motorcade

Mayor’s Christmas Motorcade-Hygiene kit assembly day
Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 3p.m.,

The city’s committee for the Mayor’s Christmas Motorcade will be  meeting Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. in the EMA building (next to city Hall). We will be assembling Hygiene kits for distribution during the Mayor’s Motorcade at the Central State Hospital in Milledgeville (Dec. 7).

Reconnecting America to Hold Public Forum at 4 p.m.

Reconnecting America will visit Macon on Wednesday, Nov. 17 to assist in the planning to bring passenger rail to Georgia.

The public is invited to attend and participate by coming to the Macon Marriott City Center in the Grand Salon at 4 p.m.  This will provide a chance for residents of Macon to learn about the current efforts to develop passenger rail and what Macon can do to be apart of this national trend. 

From this visit Reconnecting America will make recommendations to the City of Macon has to what the next steps should be to make passenger rail a reality in Macon and the state of Georgia.

I am thrilled that we will have a chance to work with Reconnecting America to help Macon in our effort to prepare for passenger rail service,” said Mayor Robert Reichert. 

Bandfest to Benefit Crisis Line and Safe House

Fly South Festival Saturday, Nov. 6

The Fly South Festival returns to Macon and is set to take flight on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Amerson Water Works Park.

With a new tailgate-style format, the day-long festival will feature live music headlined by The Marshall Tucker Band and food and beverage vendors surrounding the Porter Pavilion on the Ocmulgee River.

This year’s Fly South Festival is being presented by Friends of the Ocmulgee Trail. Last year, Bragg Jam Festival organizers launched the Fly South Festival to create a fall signature live music event for Macon. Bragg Jam’s continued partnership with the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail has brought the Friends of the Ocmulgee Trail to continue this new concert tradition.

Missing Dog

Missing dog off of Edna Place, on Greenbriar Road in the Macon Mall area. Please call 335-6919 if you know anything.

Mount de Sales Academy Supports Ronald McDonald House

Mount de Sales Academy, through its annual support of McJeans Day, made a $468 donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia. Pictured (L-R) are MDS students Chris Howard, Katie Smoak, and Katie Odom, Ronald McDonald House Special Events Manager Worth Chestnut, MDS students Melissa Hartman and Wil Summers.