The Columbia County Merchants Association 2008 Miss Columbia County Fair Scholarship Pageant will be held 7 p.m. Saturday at Greenbrier High School. For information, call Pat Becton at (706) 863-7645 or Debbie Zapata at (706) 863-3754.
American Legion Riders Post 178 of Augusta is seeking sponsors for the Fort Gordon Army Fisher House. For information, go to www.roaringthunder2008.com.
Donations of nonperishable food are being accepted at the office of The Columbia County News-Times from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Friday. Spooky collections in most neighborhoods will be held Saturday.
Columbia County Community events is seeking area businesses to join in the Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat Halloween event, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct 30 at Patriots Park. There is no charge to participate. For more information, call (706) 312-7192.
Fair to open
The Columbia County Merchants Association Fall Fair will open Oct. 30 through Nov. 8 at the fairgrounds on Columbia Road. For information, call the fair hotline at (706) 210-3603, or go to www.columbiacountyfair.net.
Early voting for the Nov. 4 General Election is available at the Columbia County Board of Elections Office, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 500 Faircloth Drive, Evans. For information, call (706) 868-3355.
Bands to battle
Bands are being sought to compete in the Lakeside High School Battle of the Bands, from 7-10 p.m. Nov. 8 in the school commons area. Entry fee costs $25, and at least one member of each band must attend a Columbia County high school. Tickets for spectators cost $5 and are available at the door. For information, call Don Clauson at (706) 868-0520 or e-mail email@example.com, or Annette Shipp at (706) 860-4760 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Columbia Elementary School will hold its school carnival from 5-8:30 p.m. Friday. For information, call (706) 541-1158.
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