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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:

Pea tendrils
Red leaf lettuce
Green leaf lettuce
Jerusalem artichokes
Lemon balm

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.

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).