I have a bunch of information to share. Hopefully, at least one of them will interest you.
Headed to McDonald’s
Once again, I’ll be at an area McDonald’s next Thursday, April 29, asking customers for their extra change in the annual Round-Up. I’ll be the one in the red straw cowboy hat and matching bandana.
I’m not sure where I’ll be this year, but it doesn’t really matter.
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Just give your spare change, which goes to the Ronald McDonald House. It’s a great place where people stay while they have a loved one, particularly a child, in the hospital.
I’m not trash-talking about my colleague, Chris Johnson, who will also be at an area McDonald’s that day. I can’t comment on his skills at wheedling money from strangers, but I think I did better last year. I’m not sure because they never tell us which store did the best. It’s probably a good thing they separate us.
Stop by any McDonald’s next Thursday and give money to this good cause.
The second Celebrate Columbus! is 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight in Heritage Park, 701 Broadway.
Tonight’s speakers are local historian Clason Kyle and Mat Swift, president of the W.C. Bradley Co. Real Estate Division. They will talk about the Chatthoochee River’s past, present and future.
A rubber duck race will be on the falls of Heritage Park. The owner of the first duck wins a one-hour flight over the river and dinner for two; second duck wins $500 and third duck wins a CharBroil grill. Ducks are $20 each.
A cash bar and dinner available for purchase from Country’s Barbecue and Twelfth Street Deli and Catering Co.
The next PlayDate
The next Christian PlayDate is 8 p.m.-midnight April 30. It is open to anyone who wants to play board games. The venue for this one is Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church, 222 Fifth St. It’s $10.
Randalette Barnes wanted a venue for people who don’t smoke or drink, and Christian PlayDate was born.
The regular PlayDate is still alive, but she hasn’t got a date or venue yet. I’ll let you know as soon as she tells me. Call Randalette at 706-464-7310.
Swim for Life
I know that all of you are close to someone with cancer, who has died of cancer or is a cancer survivor. I’ve been to several of the Relay for Life events at Shaw High School. This year, a new event, “Swim for Life,” is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 1 at the Chattahoochee Scuba and Swim Center, 5870-K Veterans Parkway.
I didn’t know that there was such a place as the Scuba and Swim Center.
Each team consists of four people and the team that swims the most laps in one hour wins.
I’d do it, except I can’t swim. I know, I know. A woman my age should have learned, but I never did. I’m not afraid of the water. I’ve even taken swimming lessons. I just can’t swim.
The registration is $10 per person. All proceeds go to Relay for Life.
Call Laura Bartlett, 706-596-5953. You can register your team by following the link connected to this story.
Dinner on the Farm
The Dinner on the Farm’s Spring Community Dinner is 4-8 p.m. May 1 at Jenny-Jack Farm, 2171 Fortune Hole Road, Hamilton.
The dinner features food using seasonal produce grown by Jenny and Chris Jackson and chicken raised by Steve Ledbetter of Lafayette. There will be a farm tour and live bluegrass music.
The Jacksons did their first Farm Dinners last year and were very successful.
So this year, they are doing a dinner once a month through the summer.
Remember that these are outdoor dinners, so dress appropriately and slather on the bug repellent.
Tickets are $45 (tax and gratuity included), $10 for children ages 4-12. Space is limited and reservations are required. If you want to go, I’d suggest you call right away.
To make a reservation or ask questions, e-mail Kelly Geer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandra Okamoto, email@example.com or 706-571-8580.