Jefferson cheerleaders led an icebreaker game for the kickoff which was rescheduled a third time due to winter weather. The theme for this year’s Jackson County Relay For Life is “Teaming Up Against Cancer.”
By Katie Griffin
Jackson County Relay For Life participants held their 2014 kickoff Feb. 18 at Jackson EMC with a “Pep Rally” theme. The Relay teams and other cancer survivors were there making the event very successful and very energetic.
The major change in this year’s Relay For Life is that it is being held at Jefferson High School, not East Jackson Comprehensive High School. The Relay will be held May 30-31 at Jefferson Memorial Stadium.
“This year’s theme is ‘Teaming Up Against Cancer’ so when coming up with team names, think of sports activities or sports sayings,” said Relay For Life committee member Sandra Fite.
She explained that the Jefferson City Schools were very involved with the Relay For Life, their team name is “Fired Up For a Cure,” so she hopes that in honor of this year’s theme, that they will encourage some friendly competition between the other schools located in Jackson County.
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The Jefferson Heritage Tree Council (JHTC) is still accepting applications for vendors to exhibit at the fourth annual Foliage Fest Tree Fair and Music Festival on Saturday, March 15.
Foliage Fest will be held at City Park in Jefferson on Old Swimming Pool Road.
JHTC is calling all growers and vendors who produce live goods, trees, shrubbery, produce, nature, garden or “green-related” arts, crafts, and hand-made products. Additionally, businesses that provide tree or landscape services are encouraged to participate.
All arts and crafts must be environment-related and must be handmade by the vendor.
Download an application at www.jeffersontreecouncil.org or send questions to email@example.com. For additional information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Mary Dugan at 706-367-4362 for a vendor application or for any additional information.
Continue reading Foliage Fest in Jefferson is March 15
By Charles Phelps
For Boy Scout troops, weekend retreats are time spent with many troops from around the area, basking in fellowship, showing the progress they have made with certain task requirements and learning responsibilities.
On Jan. 17-19, the Chattahoochee District Winter Camporee for the Boy Scouts of America was host to an estimated 150 scouts from Hall, Jackson and Barrow counties learning about and enjoying the outdoors at Scoutland Boy Scout camp in Gainesville.
The scouts range in age from 11-18.
The theme was orienteering, which entailed the Scouts learn how to read maps and hone their compass skills. Most used their newly acquired skills to complete a 2-mile long course. By completing the task, they achieved a new requirement rank.
Continue reading Area Scouts gather for Winter Camporee to learn survival skills
Members of the Braselton Woman’s Club visited with the group of artists from Braselton Gallery. See more scenes from the meeting in Farah Bohannon’s photo gallery below.
By FARAH BOHANNON
On Feb. 5, members of the Braselton Woman’s Club had one of their monthly meetings like usual, but this one was a bit different due to some welcome visitors.
Local artists from the Braselton Gallery attended the meeting to showcase some of their beautiful and unique pieces that were for sale. The introductions were also a way to let the Woman’s Club know about upcoming events at the gallery such as the Valentine’s open house held Feb. 8.
Continue reading Braselton Woman’s Club hosts Braselton Gallery artists
Spring registration is here for Brenau University Learning & Leisure Institute (BULLI) for the Braselton schedule as well as classes offered in Gainesville. At 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the Braselton Police and Municipal Court meeting room, you can learn about the offerings in Braselton.
And the opportunities aren’t only in the classroom.
BULLI began 20 years ago when a group of Hall County residents gathered in the Wilson Room of the John W. Jacobs building to talk about the idea of a lifelong learning program at Brenau.
The group included local visionaries and business leaders, lifelong Gainesville residents and individuals who were new to the area.
Some of the attendees had visited lifelong learning programs in other places. Others had attended Elderhostel programs throughout the country and had experienced firsthand the benefi ts of lifelong learning. All of them, however, were dedicated to the idea of creating a unique opportunity for learning on the Brenau University campus.
From their dedication, BULLI was born. As BULLI begins its 20th year, you are invited to become a part of the BULLI family. So what is BULLI? BULLI is knowledge and education, fun and excitement, companionship and a sense of belonging, friendship, travel opportunities and health benefits.
Continue reading Tuesday is information/registration event for BULLI in Braselton