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Audition for Gospel Musical

  There will be an open audition for a new upcoming gospel musical on Saturday, January 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Locust Grove Recreation Center, 10 Cleveland Street, Locust Grove. Eniale Productions is seeking non-equity actors, singers, and musicians. For more information about the auditions, please call E. Brittenum at 678-763-6162, J. Maddox at 770-294-1357, J. Huggins at 770-875-7158, Vy Brittenum at 678-361-2367, or H. McClain at 770-875-5615.


Freedom Fund Scholarship

  The Henry County Branch of the NAACP is currently accepting applications for the 2014 Freedom Fund Scholarship Program. High school seniors who attend school and reside in Henry County are eligible to apply. The deadline for all submissions is February 1. Please email for applications and additional information.


Host Families needed for Foreign Exchange Students

  Host families needed to host foreign exchange students who will attend local high schools. Students come for one school year only. They will have their own insurance and their own spending money. Students will not smoke, drink or drive. For more information please contact Ms. Jinx Ratcliffe at 770-477-1376.


Hampton Events

  The Fortson Crochet Club meets the first Monday of the month at 5:15 p.m. The Hampton Book Club meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Fortson Library.  Booklist is in the library. For more info contact Candy Franklin, Main Street Director at or by phone at 770-946-4306.


Cotton Indian Gem & Mineral Society meeting

 Cotton Indian Gem & Mineral Society, Inc. meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Bethel United Methodist Church in Stockbridge. Contact Kim Cochran 770-979-8331.


Walk-a-Weigh Program

   The Henry County Extension Office will be offering the Walk-a-Weigh program on January 14, 21 and 28,  February 4, 11, 18, 25 and March 4. The class will last from noon until 1 p.m. each day. The cost is $25. This is an 8 week program. Registration is required by January 10. This weight control program offers lesson plans, Power Points, handouts, pre-made menus, recipes and a walking program that can help people control their weight, diabetes, high blood pressure and other chronic diseases. This program has been continuously updated with the newest information about methods for successfully achieving permanent weight loss through healthy eating, physical activity and behavior change. To register for the program visit the Henry County Extension Office at 97 Lake Dow Road in McDonough. Register early because class size is limited. Call their office at 770-288-8421 for more info.


MLK Prayer Breakfast

  Henry County will kick off the Martin Luther King, Jr.  Holiday  Celebration with the first annual “Keeping the Dream Alive”  Prayer Breakfast. This event will be hosted by the Henry County NAACP Chapter on Saturday, January 18 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church Education Center, 253 Macon Street in McDonough. The guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Jacqueline D. Rose – Tucker, Senior Pastor of Red Oak United Methodist Church in Stock-bridge. Music will be rendered by Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Praise Team. For more information, contact the Henry Chapter NAACP at 404-433- 3290. Eugene Edwards is their chapter president.



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