TOYS FOR TOTS
WHERE: Thomson Chrysler Dodge Jeep, 2158 Washington Rd., Thomson
WHEN: Now through Dec. 14
FOR MORE INFO: This is a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve "Toys-For-Tots" drop-off location. Please bring new and unwrapped toys along with cash contributions for underprivileged children in our area. The dealership is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 706-597-0062 for directions. In addition, the dealership staff will donate to the collection drive.
WHERE: City of Thomson
WHEN: Now through Dec. 28
FOR MORE INFO: Some discoloration may be expected and residential taps may need to be run to clear up the water. If there are any questions concerning the water quality, call the Big Creek Water Treatment Plant at 706-595-1262.
CHRISTMAS AT CEDAR ROCK
WHERE: Macedonia United Methodist Church
WHEN: December 10-12, 6:30-9 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: The event, a community outreach mission project, for the church, has something for every member of the family to enjoy. After stopping by the welcome booth in the Family Life Center, visitors can browse the General Store, which contains a variety of gift items, Christmas decorations and homemade baked goods, jellies and jams. There will also be The Macedonia Café, Kid's Only Shoppe, Santa will be on hand, Petting Zoo, hay ride. Please call Sheilah Johnson at 706-595-6146.
CHRISTMAS AT WRIGHTSBORO
WHERE: Wrightsboro Church
WHEN: December 11, 6 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Dr. Jamie Lemley will be the speaker for this event. A social hour will follow.
WHERE: McDuffie County Partners For Success
WHEN: Until Dec. 11 at 1 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Please help families in the community by meeting the children's Christmas needs and wish lists. Call (706) 595-3112 if you are interested in adopting a family. You may adopt as an individual, business or organization. Please indicate what size family you are wishing to adopt. McDuffie County Partners For Success is working with other organizations in the community to make certain families are not on more than one Angel Tree and to be sure that they collaborate as a county to serve the most families possible.
HOLIDAY ON THE HILL
WHERE: Hickory Hill, 502 Hickory Hill Dr., Thomson
WHEN: Dec. 11 and 12, 7 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Tour the Southern Naturalists exhibit to explore Christmas from a more natural point of view. Dig up holiday traditions rooted in nature, flock to winter bird migrations, digest the culinary science of holiday goodies for your feathered friends, and more. $5 per person. Southern cheese and wine reception at 6:30 p.m. Tour begins at 7 p.m. For a required reservation call (706) 595-777.
GLASCOCK COUNTY WINTERFEST AND CHRISTMAS PARADE
WHERE: Downtown Gibson
WHEN: Dec. 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Free parking and admission. There will be arts and crafts, food, games and a fun family atmosphere. The Christmas Parade will be at 3 p.m. Go to www.glascockcountyga.com.
WHERE: Enterprise Community Healthy Start, 330 W. Hill St., Thomson (IGA shopping center)
WHEN: Dec. 18, 2-4 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Get your little ones as cute as can be so they can get a picture on Santa's knee. Free pictures will be taken from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Refreshments will also be available. Call 706-597-0364.
THANK YOU TO FROSTY FRIENDS AND FESTIVAL OF TREES PARTICIPANTS
FOR MORE INFO: All of the participants really helped to beautify Warrenton, to show your holiday spirit and to slow traffic in the downtown area. Congratulations go to Kathryn Wood and her staff at Miss Jane's Restaurant for their Frosty Friend, 2009 winner, awarded $200. In second was the design team of Civil Design Solutions with their Frosty Friend. The entry by Smith Rental Properties in the Festival of Trees came in third place.