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Middle Ga. Clean Cities to Host Ethanol Workshop

As part of the Clean Transportation Education Project, Middle Georgia Clean Cities will host an Ethanol Workshop on Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Middle Ga. Regional Commission in Macon.

Speakers include:

Dennis Burnett of Davis Oil, Rich Cregar from Wake Tech Community College, Matt Rhodes from Walthall Oil Company, Dr. Linda Smith from Clean Cities of Middle Ga. Board and Charise Stephens from Middle Georgia Clean Cities will serve as moderator.

Middle Ga. Regional Commission is located at 175 Emery Hwy Suite-C in Macon.

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.

Cherry Tree Giveaway

Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful Commission will give away cherry trees on Friday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The giveaway will be located at Riverside Ford at 2089 Riverside Dr.

The limit is two trees per car.

For more information, call 478-751-7412.

Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful Board Member Earns Woman of the Year Award

Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful board member Helen Weathers received "Woman of the Year" award at the 32nd Annual Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards Luncheon on Nov. 10 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel.

Weathers has officially served the Commission for 18 years, but has been a volunteer with the organization since 1981.

The annual award honors an outstanding woman who has demonstrated longtime leadership in raising public awarness about solid waste issues, litter prevention and the need for citizens to participate in activities that preserve and enhance natural resources.

Previously, Weathers has been a three time Teacher of the Year, she also holds the title of 1988 Bibb County Woman of the Year, 2002 Generous Lady of Georgia, and 2009 Vineville United Methodist Women’s Mission Award.  Weathers taught in the Bibb County school system for over thirty years.

Ingram-Pye Elementary Facility Recognized

The new Ingram-Pye Elementary School has been selected as a Building of America Award project and will be a featured Gold Medal Winner on the organization’s website. The school was submitted by Parrish Construction Group, Inc. and was selected as a winner from hundreds of nominated projects. The feature may be found at: http://tinyurl.com/ingrampyefeature.

Ingram-Pye Elementary was part of the 2005 Capital Improvement Program and included the reconstruction of 30 classrooms and more than 50,000 square feet of building. Students have been provided natural light in the classroom, an interior courtyard, a science and art classroom, a literacy resource room, and access to the latest in educational technology. Faculty and staff now have access to a professional learning center, and parents have the ease of separate bus and car drop-off areas.