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Free Back to School Movie Bash
Pilot Club of Hogansville will be hosting a FREE – – – Back to School Movie Bash on Saturday, August 11th at the Hogansville Amphitheater, located adjacent to Hogansville Elementary School at 611 E. Main Street.
 This event will feature a 15 foot outdoor movie screen and the featured movie will be THE LORAX.  This animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

The amphitheater is nestled in the trees and has “bleacher” seating.  Please feel free to bring your blanket and snacks (cokes & popcorn will be sold) and the entire family for a last event summer fling with your children.  The movie will begin at sundown, which will be around 8:30 p.m.

For More information contact Janie Dollar @ 706-637-4918


     In this year’s Center For the Book “Letters About Literature” student contest there were only two national winners in the Level 3 Category (Grades 9 through 12).  One of these winners was twelfth-grade student Amber-Nicole Watty from Grantville. The winners are selected based on a letter the student writes to an author about his book.  Watty wrote her letter to Jay Asher, author of Thirteen Reasons Why.  
     There are two prizes awarded.  One is a $500 Target Stores gift card, which goes to the winner.  The other is a $10,000 Reading Promotion Grant to a library selected by the winner.  The library chosen by Watty to receive this grant is the Grantville Public Library, which is part of the Coweta Public Library System.  According to Catherine Gourley, the Director of Letters About Literature, the grant money can be used for “materials such as books or periodicals relevant to young readers and/or to support author visits and storytelling”.   And, Gourley continues, “Each library that receives an LAL Reading Prommotion Grant will also receive a plaque that names the child for whom the grant is honoring. Each of the winning children is a philanthropist!”   Information on the LAL program is available on their website http://www.lettersaboutliterature.org.  

     Amber Nicole-Watty was honored for her great achievement at a special reception held today at the Grantville Library, which is located in the Grantville Park Complex.  A special plaque was presented to the Library by Joseph Davich from the Georgia Center of the Book.  And Watty was praised for her accomplishment by Davich as well as by Dr. Lamar Veatch, the State Librarian of Georgia; and by Barbara Osborne-Harris, the Director of the Coweta Public Library System; and by Shamika Pearson, Teen Services Director of the Coweta Public Library System; and by Marie Vielot, the Manager of the Grantville Branch Libary.  Present in the audience were Don Nixon, the Director of the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County, and Jimmy Bass, the Manager of the Powell (Newnan) Branch of the Coweta Public Library System.  While she was at the Library Amber-Nicole joined the Coweta Writers Group after a conversation with Forrest Schultz in which she told of the books she is now in the process of writing.  She also told him of her plans to matriculate at the University of West Georgia in the fall to prepare for a career in nursing.

Jerry Hampton and Vina Kent to Speak on Writing Fantasy
     The meeting of the Coweta Writers Group on Saturday August 4 will be devoted to a discussion of the Writing of Fantasy.  Two members of the group will be speaking about the writing of their recently published fantasy books.   Last year Jerry Hampton (who writes using the pen name of Shanon Grey) had two fantasies published:  Shoppe Of Spells and Pennyroyal Christmas.  And this year Vina Kent had Volume I of her Black Velvet story published, which is the first in her Supernatural Assassins series.  After the talks there will be opportunities for questions and comments from the audience.

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Mess Fest on July 21 is one of the great fun events at the LaGrange Art Museum for children and parents .

For more details go to LaGrangeartmuseum .org or call 706-882-3267


Audition Notice !

“Forever Plaid” Auditions Set For July 10, 12 & 13

“Forever Plaid” a Musical dedicated to the “good guys” who carried an extra handerchief, who saved their allowance to give to someone special, who wheeled projector carts for school films, who didn’t get beyond first base, and if, by some miracle, they did, didn’t tell anyone, will be the premier production of the Musical Theater of West Georgia, a new performing company of the Choral Society of West Georgia.


Molly Fitzsimmons, a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City will direct the production.  with performances September 21, 22, 23, 28 and 29 in the Parish Hall of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.


Auditions are scheduled for July 10, 12 and 13 in the chorus room of Troup County High School and can be scheduled by calling Molly Fitzsimmons at 706-882-1691 or email:  mmfitzsim@hotmail.com, or Bettie Biggs at 706-882-2734 or edbiggs325@charter.net.


“Forever Plaid” is one of the most popular and successful musical revues in recent memory and centers on four male singers killed in a car crash in the 1950’s on the way to their first big concert, and now miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show.


The production requires 4 men (Tenor, 2nd Tenor, Baritone and Bass) who will sing in very tight harmony.  There are no age restrictions for any of the singers.    Each singer should bring music and come prepared to sing a minimum of 2 minutes.  An accompanist will be provided.

The annual Back to School Rush celebrates ten years of helping Harris County students have a successful start to the school year on July 19 at the Harris County Health Department in Hamilton.  This event is sponsored by the Harris County Family Connection and Communities in Schools, a non-profit group consisting of a collaboration of area service providers, businesses, civic groups, citizens and churches who work to build strong and healthy families.
Thanks to the generosity of the community thousands of Harris County children have benefited during the past decade by receiving school supplies, immunizations, and connecting with needed resources.  Area service providers provide information on education, health, mental health, food sources, child safety and other possible resources to help families manage during these challenging times.  In addition, families will enjoy entertainment by D.J. Gary Brown who will host a Cha-Cha Slide contest as well as face-painting.  Families can also enjoy hot dogs, snow-cones and popcorn.
The event will be held on Thursday, July 19, at the Harris County Health Department, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  and is free to Harris County families.  However, fees will be charged for certain health services provided by the Harris County Health Department and families should be prepared.
Donations are needed to help make this year’s event the biggest and best ever. Monetary donations are tax deductible and will be used to purchase school supplies and help pay for students’ immunizations for those who are unable to cover this cost.
School Supplies are needed for ages Pre-K to high school ages and include No. 2 pencils, pens, highlighters, glue sticks, rulers, three prong pocket folders, wide ruled and college ruled paper, composition books, index cards, pencil bags, blunt edged scissors, colored pencils, crayons, erasers and Pre-K writing tablets.  Book-bags will be provided for students in foster and group homes.
Donations may be dropped by the Family Connection and Communities in Schools office located at the Carver Resource Building in Hamilton or at the Harris County Chamber of Commerce office in Hamilton. Donations are requested by July 13.  Items will be assembled and bagged on July 18 at the Extension Clubhouse. Volunteers are needed to help bag items on July 18 and to assist on July 19 to register participants and distribute supplies.
If you wish to help or have any questions, please call John Winchester, Director, at 706-628-8985 or     e-mail at hcfamily@bellsouth.net.  Please spread the word to Harris County families to join us on July 19 for the Tenth Annual Back to School Rush.

SWEET LAND OF LIBERTY PARADE:  Celebrate our country’s birthday with the children of Troup County.  Sponsored by the Junior Service League of LaGrange, the Sweet Land of Liberty Parade will begin at 10 am with a program from the Showmobile on the Square. This year’s grand marshal is Debbie Burdette, Director of the Certified Literate Community Program and Mama Jama!  Following the opening activities, the parade will begin from Boyd Park and travel to downtown, around the Square and back to the Park.


PYNE ROAD PARK FIREWORKS:  Another annual tradition in Troup County is fireworks at Pyne Road Park.  Gates will open at 10 am; $10/vehicle charge.  Enjoy a picnic with your family, fish from the dock, wade in the Lake and listen to great bands.  Fireworks will begin at dark.

Fine Lines Art & Framing, Inc.will be selling my figure sketches, pastel demos and workshop exercises at Downtown Newnan’s MARKET DAY on Sat. July 7th, 10am – 2pm. NOTHING over $25…mostly $5 and $10.
10 E Broad Street
Newnan, GA 30263
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Mon-Fri 11-5pm
Sat 11-4pm

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