2017-04-19 / Burke Happenings

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Advanced tickets for Burke County High School’s Grand March are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased for $5 in the front office of BCHS through Friday, April 21, at 4 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the door on Saturday, April 22, for $10. The Grand March will begin at 6 p.m.


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. Please enter through Emergency Room waiting area. Space is limited, and pre-registration is encouraged. Call 706-554- 4435.


The Cancer Slayers first ever Color Run to benefit Burke County Relay For Life will be at the Southern Bank Pavilion on Liberty Street in Waynesboro. Warm-up starts at 9 a.m. with the race, a one-mile fun run/ walk, following at 9:30. Call Kim or Crystal at Southern Bank for more information 706.554.7756. Stop by Southern Bank to register.


The B/G John C. Carter Camp 207, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Waynesboro, will sponsor a Confederate Memorial Service. At 3 p.m. at the Waynesboro Confederate Memorial Cemetery. The featured speaker will be Compatriot David Hollingsworth.

Waynesboro Toastmasters will meet at 5 p.m. at 841 Jones Avenue. Visit the club to learn more about developing leadership and communication skills in a learn-by-doing environment. Visit toastmasters.org for more information.


The Burke County Cattlemen’s Association will hold a fence building workshop at the Burke Brangus South Ranch (formerly the Windy Hill Ranch). The demonstration will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be conducted by Stay Tuff fence company representatives and Justin Mooney from Low Country Fencing. A meal will be served following the demo. Please call the Burke County Extension office at 706-554- 2119 by noon on Monday, April 24, to RSVP.


A seminar covering estate and funeral planning and business start-up will be held at noon at Green Branch Christian Faith Center, 3254 Highway 25 North, Hephzibah. Guests include State Court judge and attorney Jackson Cox, Sincerai Stallings of Stallings Law Firm LLC in Augusta and Crystal Preston, manager and director of Phinazee and Son Funeral Home in Waynesboro. The public is invited.


Brittany Sykes, staff attorney at Georgia Legal Services Program in Augusta, will present “Hot Topics for Older Consumers” at 11 a.m. at the Community Center of Forrest Ridge Apartments, 601 Forrest Ridge Drive, Waynesboro. Please plan to attend and bring your consumer questions and a friend to this free community education event. Some topics to be discussed include consumer fraud against the elderly, student loan forgiveness and the effect of proposed Medicaid changes on seniors.

The Georgia Legal Services Program is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to provide civil legal services for

Georgians with low incomes, creating equal access to justice and opportunities out of poverty.

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