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Royal Celebration of Hope Raises Awareness for Childhood Cancer

The Royal Celebration of Hope is a dance for children and their families. Similar to high school prom, the dance is a fundraiser to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer and Jay's Hope Foundation a local non-profit organization that supports families who have children battling cancer.

The event takes place September 10.

Admission is $10. 

Disney Princesses will be there to greet the children and dance with them. The celebration will include dancing, photo opportunities with the princesses, crafts and light finger foods. Six stylists from West Mane Salon will transform your little one into a princess at the Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique from 6-7pm for an additional $15 donation.

The entire family will enjoy this opportunity to meet with children in our area who have battled or are battling cancer and celebrate life with them and their families. In Monroe County there are six survivors of childhood cancer and one child earned his wings in 2010.

Forestry Association Plans Landowner Meeting

 

The Georgia Forestry Association would like to invite you to its Forsyth Regional Forest Landowner Meeting, which will be held at the newly constructed Monroe County Clubhouse on Thursday, September 22nd at 6:00 PM. 

That's according to a Georgia Forestry Assocation news release.

This meeting will provide a valuable educational opportunity, help you stay current with news in the Forestry community, and offer food and fellowship with your friends in forestry.

Sheriff's Office Hosts Safe Driving Camp for Teens

 

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office, City of Forsyth Police Department, and the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) are sponsoring a Safe Driving Camp for teenage drivers.

The camp, now in its fourth year, will be held at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center this Saturday, August 6, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The camp is designed to educate young drivers about driving while intoxicated, the importance of wearing seatbelts and Georgia's driving laws.

115 students have registered for the camp -- no more spaces are available.

Forsyth-Monroe County Farmers Market Fridays

Forsyth-Monroe County Farmers Market Fridays - come to the vacant Lot behind Farmers Bank at the corner of Jackson St. & Morse St. from 12:00-6:00 PM every Friday through October.

The market will feature locally grown produce, plants, baked goods and other homemade items. Rain location is Aldermen Hall at The Welcome Center - 68 North Lee Street. The market is sponsored by Monroe County Cooperative Extension Service and Forsyth Better Hometown.

Please call Forsyth Better Hometown at 478-994-7747 for more information.

 

Farmers Market Open Saturdays

Don't forget the downtown Farmers Market opens Saturday from noon until 6 p.m.

If you want to set up a table, the fee is $5.

For more information, call 478-994-7747.

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Friday Means Farmers Market

The Forsyth Farmers Market happens Friday at noon.

A weekly farmers market of local farmers with Georgia produce ranging from peaches, cabbage and tomatoes to honey and preserves. The weekly fee is only $5 for farmers to set up.

Friday: Farmers Market

A weekly farmers market of local farmers with Georgia produce ranging from peaches, cabbage and tomatoes to honey and preserves. The market is Friday July 1, from noon to 6 p.m.

The weekly fee is only $5 for farmers to set up.