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Haints and Saints rehearsal

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Haints and Saints 2014 rehearsal

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Haints & Saints: Cemetery tour focuses on people from Jefferson’s past

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On the porch of the Pendergrass Store are the characters and supporting cast of volunteers bringing part of Jefferson's past to life. See more rehearsal scenes below.

On the porch of the Pendergrass Store are the characters and supporting cast of volunteers bringing part of Jefferson’s past to life. See more rehearsal scenes below.

Local figures from the Civil War to the early 20th century are telling their stories this week as the Crawford Long Museum Association and Jefferson Community Theatre presents the third annual Haints and Saints cemetery tour Oct. 24-26.

Tommy Benton is portraying G.J.N. Wilson with Jani Taylor sharing her sorrow as Mary Jane Patrick, a widow of a Civil War soldier. James Mauldin, who returned from the War Between the States to live out his days in Jefferson, is being portrayed by Dr. James Jackson.

Scenes captured by LeAnne Akin during the Oct. 19 dress rehearsal appear in the gallery below. Continue reading Haints & Saints: Cemetery tour focuses on people from Jefferson’s past

Fall Fun Fest in downtown Jefferson is Saturday

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Heather Head from Jefferson Drugs recently visited with Boys and Girls Club members at the Jefferson club to assist with pumpkin carving. The club member are entering their creations in the pumpkin carving contest being presented Saturday during the Fall Fun Fest, sponsored by Jefferson Drugs. You can carve your own pumpkin or enter one you have already created during the 4-8 p.m.  happenings in downtown Jefferson. See more scenes from the Boys and Girls Club carving event in LeAnne Akin's photo gallery below.

Heather Head from Jefferson Drugs recently visited with Boys and Girls Club members at the Jefferson club to assist with pumpkin carving. The club member are entering their creations in the pumpkin carving contest being presented Saturday during the Fall Fun Fest, sponsored by Jefferson Drugs. You can carve your own pumpkin or enter one you have already created during the 4-8 p.m. happenings in downtown Jefferson. See more scenes from the Boys and Girls Club carving event in LeAnne Akin’s photo gallery below.

The Fall Fun Fest will take place from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18,on the South Public Square in Jefferson with a pumpkin carving contest as the highlight of the event. There is no charge to enter, so invite friends and family to join in on the fun. Participants can bring in their own carved pumpkin to enter the contest or they can carve one for free at Jefferson Drugs and submit it to the contest.

Judges for the pumpkin carving contest will include the Fall Fun Fest guests, so anyone who attends the event is eligible. This event will also include face painting, inflatable bouncers, balloon animals, food and drink, kids’ activities and much more. For more information, visit www.jeffdrug.com.

October’s Movie on the Green will take place later that evening when the sun sets, and the movie will be “The Haunted Mansion.” However, prior to the movie, there will be a costume contest for all with some pretty great prizes for the winners. Activities start at 8 p.m. The big screen will be set up behind Regions Bank drive through on the hill. There are no bad seats.

Boys and Girls Club members work on pumpkins

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Town of Braselton will get emergency phone at Ella’s 5K

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Ella's-Run-logoRight to Hike, Inc. will donate five emergency phones to the Town of Braselton and the cities of Lilburn, Lawrenceville and Suwanee as well as the campus of Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville on Oct. 18 in concurrence with Ella’s 5K and One Mile Fun Run/Walk and Festival.

Each recipient will place an emergency phone tower in an outdoor space that will benefit their community.

“We are so grateful to be selected as a recipient this year. Gwinnett Medical Center associates and visitors will benefit for years to come because of the generous investment Right to Hike is making to safety,” says Jason Chandler, president of the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation.

Right to Hike, Inc. was founded to honor the life of Meredith Hope Emerson who lost her life while hiking in the North Georgia Mountains on New Year’s Day 2008. Emerson was a Buford resident who loved the outdoors, her black lab Ella and the community. One of the main goals of the non-profit is to continue the things Meredith loved most in life and strive to make the outdoors a safer place. The donation of emergency cell phone towers on trail systems and outdoor parks is one way the organization fulfills its mission. Continue reading Town of Braselton will get emergency phone at Ella’s 5K

Fit for a Cure 5K is Saturday at Tanger Outlet Center

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On your mark, get set, go PINK! There is still time to register for Tanger Outlet Center’s sixth annual 5K Run/Walk, as Tanger in Commerce, is leading the race against breast cancer in the community.
Tanger will be hosting the sixth annual Fit for a Cure 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 18, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The 3.1-mile course will begin and end at the Tanger Outlet Center in Commerce.
The family event is open to runners and walkers of all ages. Prizes will be awarded to divisional age bracket winners as well as the top male and top female winners.  The first 600 pre-registered participants will receive a race pack which includes a commemorative race T-shirt, medal, Tanger shopping discounts and other goodies. To register, visit the Tanger Shopper Services or register conveniently online at www.tangeroutlet.com/race. The early registration period ends on Oct. 16. After that, the fee will increase from $20 per person to $25. Proceeds from Tanger’s 5K Run/Walk will benefit the Cancer Foundation of Northeast Georgia.

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