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Free Weekend Christmas Events

Free Weekend Christmas Events
  • Downtown Macon's Friday Fest 2nd Annual Christmas Caroling. Anyone can participate! Meet in Third St. Park at 6 p.m.
  • Tennille Christmas on the Square, Friday Dec. 9 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Eastman Christmas Parade starts Saturday, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m.
  • Gray Second Saturday Fest until 7 p.m. Santa is at the Carriage House from 2-7 p.m. Saturday.
  • Drive-thru nativity scene at Riverside UMC in Macon, open from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday [free admission]
  • Drive-thru nativity scene at Lighthouse Baptist Church on Sardis Church Rd. opens 6:30 p.m until 8 Friday and Saturday [free admission]
  • Drive-thru Bethlehem in Cochran, 6-8 p.m.Dec. 9, 10 & 11 [free admission] Bethany Baptist Church, 608 Ga. Hwy.

Local School Holds Food Drive for Rescue Mission

Local School Holds Food Drive for Rescue Mission

Robin Thompson’s 2nd Grade “Gifted Program” at J.H. Porter Elementary was given a project to research which organizations needed assistance in the Macon area.  

That's according to a Macon Rescue Mission news release.

Each student investigated a community organization that helps people in the Macon area.

Second grade student Emily Slavin had the winning nomination: Macon Rescue Mission. 

The entire school than had a food drive to support the Mission. 

The goal was to reach a 1,000 items and the men from the Mission picked them up Wednesday morning, the release says.

Middle Georgian Wins Country Living Award

Middle Georgian Wins Country Living Award

Middle Georgian Rachel Garza will be featured in the December issue of Country Living magazine.

Her blog, "Always a Project," won a blue ribbon award for the craft category in Country Living Blue Ribbon Blogger Awards.

The magazine-sponsored award had seven categories.

According to Country Living's website, the competition had over 700 entries in seven different categories.

The issue featuring Garza hits newsstands on November 22. The magazine hosted a national competition for bloggers and Garza won.

Country Living flew Garza to New York City  for a 2-day stay and an awards luncheon at the Hearst Tower.

See photos from the event.

Garza lives in Forsyth and works at Mercer University in Macon.

You can find her blog here

Macon Music Winner Releases EP Tuesday

Macon Music Winner Releases EP Tuesday


Macon Music competition encouraged songwriters/musicians to submit an original song that included Macon in the message.

That's according toa Gateway Macon news release.

Entries came in from all over the country, and Macon's own Kevin "Floco Torres" Williams was announced the winner during September's celebration of Otis Redding's 70th Birthday at the Macon City Auditorium. 

Rock & Reel will include the CD release party for his new 3-song EP, during which he will perform his winning entry "Cherry Street" live.

Macon Shorts competition brought filmmakers from around the country to Macon to create and submit short films (10 mins max) with a minimum of three locations shot in town.

The top three finalists have been selected and their films will also be shown Tuesday before the winner is announced and awarded the $3,000 first place cash prize.

Mulberry Street Market Winter Sessions

Mulberry Street Market Winter Sessions

The Mulberry Street Market will continue through the winter months, providing fresh, local foods even during the holidays. 

The Market Vendors are excited to brave the cooler weather in Mulberry Street Park and hope that all comers will still enjoy the greens and root vegetables that thrive in cooler weather. 

All are invited to try this fresh fare at the market today. 

The Mulberry Street Market takes place Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. in Downtown Macon in front of the Grand Opera House. It is co-sponsored by the City of Macon, Macon Roots, and Community Health Works. 

College Hill to Release Community Report

College Hill to Release Community Report

Learn why the College Hill Corridor is a great place to live, work and play! Enjoy free food and drinks and watch the debut of a new College Hill video. We will also debut a printed Report to the Community. 

That's Tuesday, October 25 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Cox Capitol Theatre.

The event is open to the public and, we extend a special invitation to our partners involved in making the College Hill Corridor a better place to live, work and play. 

Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m., with the program beginning at 6p.m.