Only two weekends remain for Back Alley Productions' "War of the Worlds" at the Mars Theater. Don't miss your chance to see a great show filled with fun, suspense, fear, and aliens. The talented cast bring a diverse range of convincing charaters to life in this live, unsettling adaptation based on the H.G. Wells novel.
The show is scheduled for four more showings on October 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for students and seniors. Purchase them online at backalleyproductions.org or at the box office day of show. For questions, call 706-996-8350.
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It's Christmas Eve in the year 1890. In the chilly evening weather, you hurry up the porch steps of a festive antebellum house. You note hints of a warm, captivating atmosphere inside, waiting to be explored: a host of candles flickering in the windows, a resonance of Christmas carols playing on piano, and the sound of the tenants' merry laughter dancing from within the walls. But just who are the residents creating the merry laughter described above? Get excited because one of those residents could be you!
At the Marsh House in Lafayette, GA, participants are being sought to bring this spellbinding atmosphere to life for the 2016 Christmas season. Volunteers are needed to portray members of the Marsh family in character reenactments and to lead tour groups as Hosts in the Marsh House’s annual Candlelight Christmas Tours. The tours will be offered in the evenings at the historic house on the first three Saturdays and Sundays in December.
“All the 'characters', per say, are envisionments of real people from the past: the descendents of Spencer and Ruth Marsh, the original owners of the house,” says Emily Miller, one of the volunteers for the event who will be coordinating actors. “The event is being prepared by a dedicated team of Marsh House volunteers.”
The house was built in 1836, but the tour reimagines events in the year 1890, after the Civil War, when life for the Marsh descendents was extremely prosperous. Roles include Marsh family descendants: Caucasian females late 50s to early 60s, late 20s, late teens, and ages 9 to 12; Caucasian males late 50s to early 60s, late 20s. Loyal hired servants to the Marsh family: African American female in mid 50s & African American male in mid 50s.
To play a character or be a host in the Candlelight Christmas Tour, acting experience is not required. If you are interested, please attend an organizational meeting on Tuesday, Oct.25 at 7 p.m., at the Welcome Center. The center is at 309 North Main Street, Lafayette, GA 30728, across from the Marsh House. For questions or more information contact Emily Miller by email at EmilyElizabethMiller13@gmail.com or by phone at 423-653-8531.
The Walker County Fair is yet another reason that Walker County is the place to be during the fall season. Held at the beautiful Mountain Cove Farms, the festival will include amusement rides, games, livestock shows, contests, arts and crafts, festival foods and more!
In recognition of the life and service of U.S. Marine, PFC Charles W. Bradshaw, the intersection of Cove Road and Camp Road will be dedicated and renamed as the Charles W. Bradshaw Memorial Intersection.
Charles W. Bradshaw was born on September 17th 1932. He lived with his family in Kensington, attended Pond Springs Elementary, Gordon Lee High School, and Berry High School located in Rome Georgia. Charles decided to enlist in the United States Marine Corps on January 12th 1951, and was then stationed in Paris Island, North Carolina for basic training. After completing basic training, Charles was assigned to tour Europe aboard the USS Sarasota in 1952. After his tour in Europe, he was sent to the frontlines in Korea where he was injured by enemy action on March 30th, 1953. He was awarded "The Purple Heart" medal, which is awarded to members of the armed services who are wounded or killed by enemy instruments of war.
After healing from his previous injuries, Charles returned to the frontlines in Korea in 1954. On April 25th and 26th, he was serving as the fire team leader for a ten-man patrol and defense team. Charles was severely wounded when an enemy grenade landed on his position, but he refused to evacuate in order to allow his comrades a chance to withdraw. His men later returned to search for Charles after the threat had gone, but they found no trace of their leader except for the helmet he had been wearing.
Charles' date of death may never be known for certain, but a thorough investigation of evidence and circumstance determined that Charles W. Bradshaw did not survive his service in Korea. He gave up his life to allow others a chance to live.
Recognition for Charles' service continued well after his death. On July 1954, Charles was awarded the Navy Cross for his extraordinary heroism in action against the enemy forces in Korea. On October 22, 1954 he was awarded the United Nations Service Medal for his service in Korea, as well as the Purple Heart medal with a gold star lapel button. The gold star was awarded in lieu of a second Purple Heart. In May of 1955, Charles was awarded the Wharang Medal with Gold Star and certificate by order of the President of Korea. Other medals awarded to Charles include the Navy Occupation Service Medal with the Europe Clasp, the Navy Unit Commendation with ribbon bar, the National Defense Service Metal, and the Korean Service metal.
The “Ultimate Sacrifice” was made by Charles W. Bradshaw and he will never be forgotten.
You are invited to participate in road dedication ceremony on Saturday, the 22nd of October at 10:00 AM. The ceremony will be held at Bethel Baptist Church at 4068 S. Highway 341, Chickamauga, GA 30707. The ceremony will take place in the fellowship hall, rain or shine! Please call (423) 227-6006 or (423) 645- 1800 for more information.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College's Youth Success Association is a wonderful resource for young people who need help gaining work experience and comunicaiton skills. If you or someone you know need a job, are between the ages of 18-24, and have a high schoold diploma or GED, YSA could be right for you!
Tomorrow is the last day to apply so call the Youth Success Academy today!
Fall is in the air! Today marks the first day of the season, and we are more than ready for fall festivals, brightly colored leaves, and the sweet aroma of all things apple, pumpkin, and cinnamon! So join us as we say:
"Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall!"
Walker County is a wonderful place to enjoy the fall season. We encourage you to visit these local attractions to get your seasonal dose of homespun fun and fall spirit.
Backpack Blessings is a program which provides nutricious, non-perishable food items for students to receive each Friday in order to reduce weekend hunger. Funded through the partnership of grants and individual donations, the program serves students each school year.
The program currently serves the following Walker County schools:
Volunteers meet to pack meal bags on the scheduled Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at Walker County Advancing Education Center. Unloading of the truck and preparation begins at 5:00 p.m.
If you wish to contribute, please contact the YMCA office. You may download the full meal packing schedule below.
North Georgia Community YMCA