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Macon church hosts coat drive

An annual coat drive, sponsored by New Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, will be held Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.

More than 200 children's coats will be available. 90 percent of them are new, according to a news release.

Any questions or concerns? Please call Martha Grant at 478-471-0433 or 478-954-1658.

Children's Hospital for Navicent Health to host fall festival

Children's Hospital for Navicent Health to host fall festival

Lane Southern Orchards in Fort Valley will hold a fall festival which will benefit the Children's Hospital, Navicent Health.

It'll be Saturday, October 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to a news release. The festival will include family-friendly events, like hayrides, face painting, pumpkin painting, a play area and a six-acre corn maze.

Additionally, car seat techs will be available throughout the event to provide free child car seat safety information.

The orchard is located at 50 Lane Road.


Keep the Ocmulgee River Alive with a cleanup

Keep the Ocmulgee River Alive with a cleanup

The Macon Water Authority is organizing it 11th annual Ocmulgee River cleanup Saturday.

The campaign, Ocmulgee Alive!, is one of the largest river cleanups in the state and is organized by the MWA with partners Newtown Maocn and Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful.

It will begin at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers are encouraged to bring appropriate (outdoor) clothing, a tool to pick up trash, heavy duty work gloves, sunscreen, insect repellant and water for hydration.

All participants must sign a release and liability release and register, which can be done here

For questions, please call Mark Wyzalek at 478-464-5678 or ocmulgee_alive@maconwater.org.

Middle Georgia State University to host college fair

Middle Georgia State University to host college fair

High school seniors in Macon will have a chance to do some college scouting at Middle Georgia State University.

The college fair, which will feature representatives from several colleges and universities, will be Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The fair is free. For more information, click here.

Shalom Zones receive sponsorship to improve neighborhood health

On Monday, September 28, 2015, Wellcare of Central Georgia presented a sponsorship of $11,380 to Macon-Bibb County’s Shalom Zones to start or add on to community gardens and to host healthcare initiatives.

“I would like to thank WellCare of Georgia for joining with us as we move forward to make the Communities of Shalom here in Macon-Bibb healthier,” says Frank Austin.

To read more about which neighborhoods are a part of this new health initiative click here.

James M. Cox Foundation, EveryoneOn to bridge digital divide in Middle Georgia

The James M. Cox Foundation announced on September 16 a $288,500 grant to EveryoneOn. The grant will fund an innovative pilot program providing 1,500 tablet computers, preloaded with premium educational content, to families in Georgia who are enrolling in Cox Communications' Connect2Compete discounted internet service program.

Macon to have 'Station of Hope'

The first Faith and Community Alliance meeting in Maocn will start in October.

The platform is for building support among local stakeholders and Macon faith partners while helping the Department of Justice to better serve Macon youth.

For more information, click here.