Fairview School’s Seventh Annual BBQ and 1st Signature Cake Walk is Friday, May 26. The 2017 edition features the cake walk with tickets costing $5 for three chances to win a homemade cake. Also: Two locations this year — the Rome Civic Center and the Cave Spring Welcome Station. Complete details follow:
Habitat for Humanity-Coosa Valley worked alongside Lowe’s volunteers and construction crews for Habitat for Humanity’s 10th annual National Women Build Week on May 11. Habitat’s National Women Build Week invited women to help make a difference and devote at least one day to help build decent and affordable housing in their local communities. More than 17,000 women, including Lowe’s Heroes volunteers, volunteered at construction sites across the country as part of Habitat’s 2017 National Women Build Week. In Rome, volunteers worked to help on a new build of a single mother of fourand an A Brush with Kindness project of a married elderly couple. We anticipate the new build being completed by early July. The A Brush with Kindness project has a few minor repairs and another coat of paint before we finish up with the project. While new home builds are what most people associate with Habitat , it is through our A Brush with Kindness program that we are able to serve more families in the Rome area. For more information on Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program and to learn about Women Build events in communities across the U.S. year-round, visit Habitat.org/wb.
Much like the hit television show Shark Tank Floyd County 4-H’ers participated in the State Food Product Development Contest this past weekend. This contest is a partnership between the University of Georgia Food Science Department and Georgia 4-H. Participants were challenged to develop a food product and complete both a written and verbal proposal. The Floyd County Team developed a product called S’more-n-One. This product allowed individuals with certain dietary restrictions to enjoy a common campfire snack. The Floyd County 4-H Team was awarded third place in state. Team members include: Natalie Daniel, Karmen Holbert, Lauren Wood and Veeka Malanchuk.
The Bartow History Museum welcomes Robert Jones to the museum on May 25 at 7 p.m. to discuss his new book, A History of Georgia Railroads. Attendees will hear about:
- The change in the number of railroads in Georgia prior to and after the 19th century.
- The railroads that William Tecumseh Sherman targeted during his invasion of Georgia.
- The part that New York financier J.P. Morgan played in the development of Georgia railroads.
- Jones also will tell how Mrs. Rowena Clarke of Charleston, South Carolina brought down the mighty Central Railroad.
- A History of Georgia Railroads will be available for purchase at the program. The event is free for members and is included in the price of admission for non-members.