Coast Guard Auxiliary
The next meeting of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be held January 10th at 7:30 p.m. at the Port Authority Building by the Augusta Boat House. The Auxiliary has new leadership: Norman Daniels, who recently relieved Dr. Wade Hamer as Flotilla Commander, and Kimberly Dailey, who assumed the job as Vice Commander. The Coast Guard Auxiliary is charged with teaching boating safety and free boat inspection for the CSRA.
Child care program offered
An informative program concerning parents and children called, "When to Worry," will be offered from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Jan. 8 at Gibbs Library on North Belair Road. Dr. Linda Evans will be the guest speaker.
Wesley United Methodist Church will be having a 13-week Christ-centered health program called "First Place" at 7 p.m. Jan. 7 and 9. Participants must attend at least one of the orientations. Weekly sessions will then be conducted from 6-7:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. To preregister, call Shirley Hunt at 860-4496 or Penny Hodges at 868-9243.
Playground fund raiser
The backers of a riverfront playground for disabled children have organized a wild game tasting soiree to raise money for the 4,000-square-foot project, known as the Universal Playground.
The event, "A Taste of Something Wild," will be at The Meeting Place on Walden Pond in Appling from 6-9 p.m., Jan. 12. It will feature stews, chilis and appetizers prepared with turkey, quail, goose, wild pig, venison, dove, elk and fish donated by area sportsmen.
The Universal Playground is a project of the non-profit Rachel Longstreet Foundation Inc., which is named after the youngest child buried in the original Fort Augusta cemetery at St. Paul's Church.
The playground design will allow disabled children to use 70 percent of the equipment without leaving their support devices.
The $30 tickets are available through the Rotary Club of West Augusta. For information call Dallas Simon at (706) 733-5529 or Wallace Zealy at (706) 823-4118.
Evangelist Fred McCoy of Warner Robbins will be the guest speaker from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Jan. 6 at Bethesda Baptist Church, which is located off Highway 78 between Grovetown and Harlem. For more information, call 556-6818.
Spanish classes offered
Beginner-level Spanish classes will be offered staring in January at Gibbs Library. The class will be taught from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and will continue through April. There is no cost, but advance registration is required. For more information, call 863-1946.
Fire department meeting
The annual subscribers meeting of the Martinez Volunteer Fire Department will take place at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at the department headquarters on Washington Road. The accounting firm Cleaveland and Anderson will submit the 2001 audit for approval of members. The operating budget for 2002 will then be discussed and two members to the board of trustees will be elected.
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