First Mount Carmel Baptist Church, in Winfield, will celebrate Pastor Appreciation Day at 10 a.m. today in recognition of the 18th anniversary of the Rev. Roscoe Perry. Guest minister for the celebration will be the Rev. Martris Mims, pastor of Thankful Baptist Church in Blythe.
Fair pageant seeks contestants
Contestants are being sought for the 2006 Miss Columbia County Fair Scholarship Pageant to be held Sept. 30 at Evans High School. The pageant, sponsored by the Merchants Association of Columbia County, is for single young women ages 17-24 and includes competition in evening gown, swimsuit, sportswear and interview categories. For information, call Pat Becton at (706) 863-7645, Debbie Zapata at (706) 863-3754, or Cheryl Ellison at (706) 855-5328.
Marvin UMC has preschool slots
Marvin United Methodist Church preschool, at 4400 Wheeler Road at Belair Road, is accepting registration for the 2006-07 school year for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds. Classes are from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. For information, call Ginger Gruba at (706) 364-3999.
Crafters and food vendors are being sought for the annual FireFest, to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Evans Town Center Park behind Kroger in Evans. For information, call Kathy Watkins at (706) 860-6166 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Augusta's First Baptist Church will hold a series of discussions about the life and legacy of the late theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was one of the first voices of resistance to Adolf Hitler. The event will include discussions, a movie and a dramatic performance, and will be held Wednesday and Sept. 10, 13, 20 and 24. For information, go to www.fbcaugusta.org, or call Dr. Rodger Murchison at (706) 733-2236.
All four candidates for the Augusta Judicial Circuit judgeship are invited to speak at the monthly meeting of the Greater Columbia County Republican Women, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Khalid's Cafe, in Eagle Pointe Shopping Center on Washington Road, in Evans.
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