2016-04-06 / Burke Happenings

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The Burke County Boxing Club invites its students and the public to a 5K Walk. The walk is to raise awareness about fitness and will serve as a milestone for participants already in the program. It is a free event and will begin at 8 a.m. at the Boxing Club Facility 525 Wallace St. Waynesboro.


Waynesboro Toastmasters will meet at 841 Jones Avenue at 5:00 p.m. To develop better leadership and communications skills, visit our club for fun and fellowship. For more detailed information, visit the Toastmasters International website at toastmasters.org.


The Burke County Genealogical and Historical Society meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Burke County Library. State Senator Jesse Stone will speak on Revolutionary War hero Patrick Carr.


Burke County Retired Educators Association will meet at 3 p.m. at the Burke County Senior Citizens Center. Educator Whitney L. Smith will be the special guest.


Friends and supporters of historic Bark Camp Church will hold their annual meeting. Beginning at 11 a.m., the business meeting will feature a presentation by author Jo Knight. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish and an auction item. Proceeds will go toward the preservation of the building and cemetery.

Thunder on Liberty, sponsored by the Waynesboro Downtown Development Authority returns to Liberty Street on April 16 from 1 – 4 p.m. In addition to dozens of cars ready for your vote, there will be food games and music. This year there are 5 categories with trophies to be awarded. If you are interested in being a food & drink vendor or would like more information please call 706-840-4038.

The 6th Annual Waynesboro Spring Music Fest, sponsored by Waynesboro Exchange Club and William Mizell Ford will be Saturday, April 16 at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds. The concert will feature the music of The Swingin’ Medallions, Archie Jordan and Rhonda Mc- Daniel and The Holiday Band. Tickets are $20 in advance at etix.com or $25 at the gate. Fairground parking will be available for $10. Gates open at 5 p.m. with the concert starting at 7 p.m. Chairs and coolers are welcome, but no glass or pets please.


Free Diabetic Teaching will be offered in the Burke Medical Center classroom, 6-8 p.m. The course is designed to help diabetics learn how to better control their diabetes through healthy eating. Participants should eat before they come and are encouraged to bring along their partners or anyone who helps with food preparation. Space is limited and preregistration is encouraged. Call 706-554-4435.

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