The Union Recorder

Local News

July 4, 2013

First Friday gives salute to local heroes

MILLEDGEVILLE — Milledgeville will honor the contributions of local heroes with a patriotic ‘Made in America’ First Friday theme. 

The theme incorporates patriotic events and activities and honors the everyday heroes of Baldwin County, including firefighters, police officers and EMTs.

Everyone is also encouraged to wear patriotic-themed clothing and come out to show support for local heroes, and for children to gain an appreciation for the heroic efforts of these men and women to keep the community safe.

Sparky the Fire Dog will be on hand as well.

The Milledgeville Police Department's Explorer Program, a program for anyone ages 14 to 20 interested in law enforcement, will also be downtown patrolling the area during the events.

Other patriotic events include an arts and crafts area set up by the Oconee Regional Medical Center Kids Corner, where children can decorate fans in red, white and blue and add their mark to a patriotic banner to be displayed downtown.

“We want people to come out and enjoy a patriotic evening downtown. The kids will have plenty to do and explore and there will be great entertainment for everyone,” said Carlee Schulte, director of Milledgeville Main Street.

Musical guests will include the local band Fall Line Ramblers. Ericka Shinholster and Carlos and Friends will also play for crowds in front of Capital City on Hancock Street.

Another highlight of July’s First Friday will be the Help Camden Find a Cure organization.

Camden Sanders is a local child who was diagnosed with cystinosis in 2010 at age 4. The non-profit was formed by his dad, John, to help raise money to fight this disease and raise awareness. He and his son will sell cotton candy at the ORMC Kids Corner, and all proceeds will go to support the organization in Camden’s honor. 

The Fall Line Famers’ Market at First Presbyterian Church will feature fresh fruits and vegetables and baked goods. Live music will be provided by Moe Jonez. 

Text Only
Local News
Poll
AP Video
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks
NDN Video
Famous Internet Cats Help Big Cause With Viral Video Raw: Obama Gets Hug From Special Olympian Snoop Dogg Narrating Animal Footage Is Perfect Tigers Acquire David Price - @TheBuzzeronFOX Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity Over Gaza Conflict Segment Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Brian Williams Reports on Daughter Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Casting News Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2" Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza