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Cherry Blossom Festival & Historic Macon Partner for Decorators' Showhouse Tour 2011

Cherry Blossom Festival & Historic Macon Partner for Decorators' Showhouse Tour 2011

This March, historic preservation will be in full bloom during the 29th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival.

Historic Macon Foundation’s 18th Annual Decorators’ Showhouse will serve as the Cherry Blossom Festival’s Tour of Homes.

The home located at 306 Orange St. in the intown Macon Historic District dates back to the 1880s when Benjamin Lawton Willingham gave the lot to his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Furman Lawton.

Historic Macon is currently rehabilitating the property based on standards set forth by the Secretary of the Interior in order to make it eligible for tax incentives for preservation totaling over $100,000 for the new owners.

Green living features adorn the home as well including an ultra-efficient ductless HVAC system, injected foam insulation, high efficiency water heaters, a pervious-surfaced driveway and limited construction waste.

Mercer Basketball Offers Two Ways for Free Admission to Navy Game on Friday

Mercer University will offer two ways to receive free admission ot the men's basketball game versus Navy on Friday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Mercer University Center.

Mercer The first way to gain free admission is for anyone presenting their military identification card at the ticket window on the day of the game.

The other way to receive free admission is to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the door on game day. The toys will be distributed to families of military members stationed at Warner Robins Air Force Base who are deployed abroad for this holiday season.

Local Bank Sponsors Toys for Tots Drive

Robins Federal Credit Union is currently collecting donations for Toys for Tots at branches in the following counties - Baldwin, Bibb, Clarke, Houston, Jones, Monroe and Peach.

Unwrapped toys for children ages birth-14 may be dropped off at these branch locations between now and Dec. 15.

For more information, call Megan Allen at 478-923-3773.

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. 

Hamlet

Hamlet


Historic Douglass Theatre Presents:

"HAMLET"

December 9

7:00 PM

Tickets $20

355 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Macon, GA

742-2000

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.