The Union Recorder

April 13, 2014

Day Book, April 13, 2014


The Union-Recorder

MILLEDGEVILLE — Local salons are asked to donate $1 to Radiation Vacation from every haircut on April 13 and 14 or dates selected by the salon. The mission is to improve the quality-of-life for families that have a child receiving radiation in the Atlanta and Middle Georgia area by offering recreational activities and offering emotional and educational support. The initiative, known as “Blessing of the Birds,” began in the spring of 2009 with a sweet 7-year-old girl named Holly that was fighting cancer. The loss of Holly's hair was very emotional for both mother and daughter. Each spring the movement celebrates the “Blessing of the Birds” by partnering with hair salons and barbers across Georgia. Executive Director Janice Slavin wants to spread awareness about childhood cancer and raise funds for Radiation Vacation. Visit www.facebook.com/RadiationVacation or call Slavin at 478-365-2061 for participation information.

A ladies luncheon and fashion show will be held April 12 at noon in the Flannery O’Connor Hall of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The event is $10 and all proceeds benefit Relay for Life. There will be food, table favors and door prizes. To purchase a ticket call 478-452-2421, 478-452-8550 or e-mail sacredheartmga@windstream.net.

Ocmulgee CASA is seeking volunteers, if interested contact 478-452-9170, visit the website at ocmulgeecasa.org or contact Lori Muggridge at ocasalm@baldwin.k12.ga.us.

The Milledgeville Youth Program will be offering free tutoring four days a week for five weeks for grades three through 12 at CGTC from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Volunteers are welcome and students are asked to bring their work assignments. For more information call Julian Reddick, 706-444-3525, or Mr. Burrows, 478-757-6636.

Free IMPACT pre-service training classes will be offered for those interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent. Classes will begin May 3 and go through June 14. Families are asked to attend all classes, which will be held on Saturdays. For more information contact 478-445-7020.