Buzz: Candy Cane Hunt returns to Town Green Nov. 18. Master Gardener volunteer program returns in January.

Buzz: Candy Cane Hunt returns to Town Green Nov. 18. Master Gardener volunteer program returns in January.

The Fifth Annual Downtown Candy Cane Hunt presented by Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation in collaboration with the Downtown Development Authority is Saturday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m.  Children can kick-off the holiday season by grabbing as many candy canes and holiday candy as they can. The hunt is for children 10 and under and will take place at Town Green. The Downtown Development Authority will have Trolley Rides that will pick up and drop off at the Town Green from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mr. & Mrs. Claus will be riding along to take pictures with children. Details

  • The event coincides with the Downtown Rome Christmas Open House on Nov. 18.

Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program begins in January; deadline is Nov. 17: This is a county-based volunteer program designed to develop an educational program delivery system and teaching resources to assist Cooperative Extension with the main goal of addressing community non-commercial, gardening issues and needs. The program will train and equip volunteers to provide current horticultural information through community service and educational gardening projects using applied research and the resources of the University of Georgia. Classes begins on Wednesday, Jan. 10, and end on Friday, March 16. Training classes will be held every Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Floyd County Extension Office. Cost: $175. Deadline to apply: Friday, Nov. 17. To get an application for the upcoming Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Training Program, contact the University of Georgia Floyd County Extension Office at: 706-296-6210 or uge1115@uga.edu To learn more about the program visit the Floyd County Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers on Facebook.

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