Henry Happenings

Main Street McDonough Scarecrow Contest
Applications for the McDonough Scarecrow Contest are due by September 25. This fun-filled event hosted by McDonough Main Street and the Greater McDonough Business Association is open to all individuals/families, businesses, schools, churches, non-profit organizations and governments in McDonough and surrounding areas. Last year’s event showcased 160 scarecrows on and around the historic McDonough Square with over 1000 votes cast for the People’s Choice Award. This year’s event promises to be even bigger and better, with cash and prizes totaling $3,850.00. For more information, and to register visit mainstreetmcdonough.com/event-directory/

Stockbridge Bridgefest/Hispanifest
The City of Stockbridge’s annual Arts and Crafts Bridgefest festival will be held on Saturday, September 30 from 2-10 p.m. The festival is absolutely free and will be held on the big lawn next to Stockbridge City Hall. It will feature music, creative and cultural attractions and food. The City will also be hosting a free Community Health Fair in the Ted Strickland Community Center from 1-5 p.m. The festival will once again include Hispanifest, featuring live entertainments, arts and craft vendors, food vendors, and even a children’s area. The event will also feature a complete line up of entertainment from rock and roll, salsa, and more.

Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends is for parents and other family members who have lost a child in death. They meet the first Monday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Center Point Church located at 4127 US Highway 41 Bypass South in Griffin. For more information contact Debbie Woerner, Co-Chapter Leader at 678-878-5256.

Heritage Writers Group
The Heritage Writers Group (THWG) meets the second and fourth Sundays of each month at the McDonough Public Library at 1001 Florence McGarity Boulevard. Interested parties can attend and meet serious writers, and published authors.

Apply now for Henry County Master Gardener Program
The Henry County Cooperative Extension Office is accepting applications for the 2018 Master Gardener Program until October 30. The program is open to anyone who is interested in community service and gardening. The 2018 program will run January 8-March 26. Classes will be held on Mondays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be 50 hours of class- room instruction taught by county agents and University of Georgia specialists. Applications are available at the Henry County Cooperative Extension and online at www.ugaextension.org/henry. For more information, call 770-288-8421, or visit the Extension office at 97 Lake Dow Road, McDonough.