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Countdown on for GeoTrail commemorative ammo box tickets

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Only a few days remain to get your raffle tickets for a chance to win one of two commemorative painted ammo boxes from the Jackson County Tourism Council.

The name of the winners will be drawn Sunday, Nov. 9, the last day of the Holiday Market at the Jefferson Civic Center.

The tickets are $5 each for five for $20, with the proceeds designated to help maintain the new GeoTrail moving forward. Tickets will be available for sale all three days of the Holiday Market, being held Nov. 7-9.   Tickets are also available at Perry Law Firm in Commerce, Crawford W. Long Museum in Jefferson, and at Our Town Antiques and Braselton Gallery in Braselton. Continue reading Countdown on for GeoTrail commemorative ammo box tickets

33-plus get ‘Swabbed for Susan’

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Volunteers  – most all who are friends of Susan Kemper from their horse riding experiences at SteadFast Farms – assisted during a bone marrow drive held Oct. 18 at the Hoschton Depot. The Delete Blood Cancer event attracted more than 50 participants and raised $1,000 as well as awareness for the need for more to be added to the bone marrow registry. See more scenes in the photo gallery below.

Volunteers – most all who are friends of Susan Kemper from their horse riding experiences at SteadFast Farms – assisted during a bone marrow drive held Oct. 18 at the Hoschton Depot. The Delete Blood Cancer event attracted more than 50 participants and raised $1,000 as well as awareness for the need for more to be added to the bone marrow registry. See more scenes in the photo gallery below.

By LEANNE AKIN
lakin@clickthepaper.com
“I Swabbed for Susan” was the round sticker participants in the Oct. 18 Delete Blood Cancer swab drive hosted at the Hoschton Depot in honor of Susan Kemper.
A horse lover and a border at Steadfast Farms in Hoschton, Kemper has reached a dire need point in her 12-year battle with leukemia.
“We thought, ‘What can we do?’,” says Carol Lawrence, another of the area horse enthusiasts who have gotten to become friends with Kemper at Steadfast Farms.
Lawrence said they learned that Kemper needed a bone marrow transplant and Delete Blood Cancer offered to means to help add possible donors to the donor register through a swab drive. She said Bob Murphy of the organization traveled from North Carolina to meet with Susan and Bill Kemper and also to train volunteers to man the swabbing event.
Fifteen to 20 folks put in the hours for training – “all are farm friends who realize Susan has such a gift,” said Lawrence. Continue reading 33-plus get ‘Swabbed for Susan’

Former Braves’ player Brian McCann and wife to host celebrity softball game to benefit Rally Foundation for childhood cancer research

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From The Paper staff reports

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WHAT: New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann and his wife Ashley will return as the honorary chairs for the fifth annual Brian McCann Rally Celebrity Softball Game. This event serves as one of two events that are part of the Delta Air Lines Double Play and is presented by Jet Sports Management, Ashley and Brian McCann and the Chipper Jones Family Foundation. Tickets for the event are freefor children 10- and-under, $5 for students and $10 for adults. Food and drinks provided by Sweet Auburn BBQ, Papa John’s, Taziki’s, Coca-Cola and Caribou Coffee will be available for purchase. Secure your tickets today at RallyFoundation.org and click the “Give Now” link.

WHO: Ashley and Brian McCann and Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research (Rally). Rally Kids, kids who have fought or are fighting cancer, will be the honored guests at the event. Team captains include Bert from Q100’s The Bert Show and Tug from Kicks 101.5 FM.

WHEN: The gates will open Saturday, Nov. 1, at 10:30 a.m. The first pitch will take place at noon.

 WHERE: Coolray Field, home of the Gwinnett Braves, located at 2500 Buford Drive in Lawrenceville. Continue reading Former Braves’ player Brian McCann and wife to host celebrity softball game to benefit Rally Foundation for childhood cancer research

Braselton’s movie under the stars is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Braselton-movie-Turtles3Families are poised to enjoy the last movie of the 2014 schedule at the Braselton Park, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” on Saturday, Nov. 8, starting at 8 p.m. The movie will be shown after the 5-7 p. m. lighting of the tree in front of the Braselton Brothers Store complex.

The 2014-released movie is described as an action adventure-comedy which runs 101 minutes.  The movie is rated PG-13.

Braselton-movie-Turtles1It’s darkness over New York City, as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on police and politicians.  The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  The Turtles work wear fearless reporter, April O’Neil, and her cameraman to save the city.

Movie fans will delight in the starring roles by Danny Woodburn, Megan Fox, Will Arnett and Tohuru Masamune.

Concessions are available as patrons are invited to bring chairs or blankets for the free event which begins at dusk.  Movies under the Braselton stars are presented by the Braselton Visitors Bureau.  Visit www.downtownbraselton.com for details and other opportunities.

Jefferson Library hosting ‘Georgia Women Shape the 20th Century’ editors

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book-well-behaved-womenThe Jefferson Public Library will present “Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History: Georgia Women Shape the Twentieth Century” at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

This free event will be led by the book’s co-editors, Dr. Ann Short Chirhart, Associate Professor at Indiana University, and Dr. Kathleen Ann Clark, Associate Professor at the University of Georgia.   The book tells the story of such famous Georgia Women as Margaret Mitchell, Rosalyn Carter, Carson McCullers and many others.

Copies will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

For more information, contact Shawna Meers-Ernst at smeers-ernst@prlib.org or 706-367-8012.