Augusta Christian is opening its doors for the final two Lions home basketball games and calling on anyone willing to give.
There will be no admission -- at least not monetary -- for Tuesday's home game with Heathwood Hall and Thursday's contest with Ben Lippen.
Spectators will be "charged" the following, brought in a gallon-size bag: a wash cloth, a bar of soap, a toothbrush and tube of toothpaste. Everything collected will be sent to Haiti in the coming weeks.
"Hoops for Haiti" was born in part from Augusta Christian's connection to the country. ACS teacher Bill Adams was a missionary to Haiti for years and the past two spring breaks has taken students to visit the country. His wife, Lisa, was in Haiti on a medical missions trip when the earthquake occurred and stayed for several days to help treat the victims.
The Lions play Heathwood Hall on Tuesday at Augusta Christian's gym, with the girls game tipping off at 6 p.m. Tipoff is the same time for Thursday's game.
Commission approves fishing measures
The Columbia County Commission recently approved two recommendations that will bring more attention to Thurmond Lake.
The commission approved a contract that will pay anglerschannel.com $5,000 from various county sources. The Web site will air a show on Fox Sports South that will feature Wildwood Park and the Tommy Shaw Memorial Bass Tournament. The spotlight will air six times in 2010.
The contract includes provisions for a 30-second commercial to be aired five days, a half-page ad and a full-page ad in the 2010 AC Lake Guide and a streaming video infomercial. Wildwood Park will cover $1,000, another $1,000 will be covered by the Convention and Visitors Bureau and $3,000 will be drawn from the hotel/motel advertising budget.
Also approved was a recommendation to spend $2,000 to play host to the Mr. Clark Hill Committee's fishing tournament, which will be held May 15 to benefit the Easter Seals Foundation.
In return, Columbia County will be marketed on event registration forms, posters and news releases.
Corps to hold turkey hunts
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers' Thurmond Project Office will hold two primitive weapons turkey hunts on March 26 and 27. A separate parent/youth hunt will be held April 3.
Hunts are limited to 10 hunters each day. Potential hunters must submit a letter requesting consideration, which should include the day they are interested in hunting, their name, mailing address and daytime phone number. Letters should be mailed to:
Ken Boyd, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, J. Strom Thurmond Project Office, 510 Clarks Hill Hwy., Clarks Hill, S.C. 29821-9703.
Hunters can also e-mail Kenneth.H. Boyd@usace.army.mil. Submissions must be received at the Thurmond Project Office by 4:30 p.m. March 12.
Youth hunters must be 15 years of age or younger. The adult must be licensed in accordance with Georgia hunting regulations and will not be allowed to carry a weapon.
Muzzleloaders and archery will be allowed both days of the primitive weapons turkey hunt. Chosen hunters may bring a guide or guest. Guests will not be allowed to carry a weapon. Primitive weapons or shotguns are allowed for the special parent/youth hunt in April. Hunts will begin each day one hour before sunrise and conclude at noon. Late arrivals will not be admitted.
For information, call Ken Boyd at 1-800-533-3478, ext. 1159, or (864) 333-1159.
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