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Town Crier: Sept. 26, 2015

Americus
Relay for Life Shirt: Americus Fire & Emergency Services’ new 2015 t-shirts are in andready for sale. Call Harriett Williams at 924-3213 to order. Funds go toward Relay for Life.

Class Offered: Innovative Senior Solutions offers CPR/First Aid Class from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 3 at 721-B Felder St. Cost of class is $50. For more information call 229-928-3673.

Run for Research: Georgia Southwestern State University Exercise and Wellness hosts a 5K/1K run at 9 a.m. Oct. 3 at 800 GSW State University Drive. Pre-registration fees are $20 ages 13 and up and $10 for ages 12 and under, post marked by Sept. 25. The top three male, female, boys and girls will be awarded prizes. Best costume fpr top three males and females (ages 13 and up) and top three boys and girls (ages 12 and under) will also be awarded prizes. All proceeds go to support GSW’s Excercise Science and Wellness Program for Research and Student Development. For information contact Cataline Casaru at 229-931-2155 or catalina.casaru@gsw.edu

PDA Meeting: The Americus Sumter Payroll Development Authority  meets at 4 p.m. Oct. 6 for its regular monthly meeting. The meeting  is held at the Rees Park Economic Development Center, 409 Elm Ave., in the second-floor conference room. The meeting is open to the public.

Buena Vista
Rural America Fest: The annual Rural America Festival is a month earlier this year, Oct. 10 on the Marion County Courthouse Square. Sponsored by the Beautiful View Garden Club, the event starts with a parade at 10 a.m. with activities and food until 6 p.m. Admission is free. Proceeds from booth rentals are used for beautification projects and to help maintain the Community Center. Proceeds from a barbecue pork lunch are used to support Lion’s Club projects for glasses for needy children in Marion County. Booth spaces are for rent for $25 and food vendors for $40. Call Claudine Morgan 649-8118 for both rental. Call Donna Scott 649-7349.

Cordele
Day Out with Thomas®: The Celebration Tour 2015 is at Georgia Veterans State Park from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 16-18, and again 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 24 and 25. The event offers little engineers and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends® series. In addition, children will meet Sir Topham Hatt™, controller of the railway and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities including arts and crafts, storytelling and more. Cost is $22.

Ongoing
Americus
Mustard Seed House: Calvary Episcopal Church’s Mustard Seed House is open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday on Brannan Avenue. Stop by for some great deals.

Al-Anon: You do not have to be an alcoholic to suffer from the effects of alcoholism. Al-Anon offers a safe place to recover from the effects of another person’s drinking. Meetings are 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays at the AA Clubhouse, Ga. Highway 30. All meetings are confidential and open to interested persons.