Sorority hosts cook off for community service projects, scholarships
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Theta Xi Omega chapter hosts a couples cook-off to raise fund for community service projects and annual scholarships. The scholarships are awarded to rising freshman at collegiate-level institutions of Coweta, Harris, Meriwether and Troup counties. The cook-off will take place at Lafayette Square in LaGrange on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, and ages under 3 are free. Each couple will be judged via ballot by those attending the cook-off. The winning couple will be awarded a prize of $75 based on the results of the votes cast.
Raffle to benefit Harmony House
Highland Country Club hosts Flamingos in Paradise Reverse Raffle at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, a fundraiser benefiting Harmony House Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc. featuring music and hors d’oeuvres. There is a one in 300 chances to win $5,000. Cost is $100 per raffle ticket. Each ticket purchased will admit two people. Limited tickets available. Advance purchase only. Call 706-882-4173 for details or ticket purchase.
Ice Cream Crankin’ to benefit Emmaus House
Emmaus Women’s Shelter hosts Miss Emma’s Ice Cream Crankin’ at 2 p.m. Sunday on Lafayette Square in downtown LaGrange. The shelter is a Christ-centered program that exists to provide assistance to homeless women and children in the area. Local vendors and members of the community bring their wares, with a focus on homemade ice cream. The cost for an individual pass is $5 and a family pass is $20. For kids, there is a Little Miss Ice Cream Beauty Contest and a Little Mister Ice Cream Cutest Contest with the cost of $10 per entry. For more information, contact Jessica David at 706-883-7471 or jessica@EmmausShelter.com.
Golf tournament to benefit Boys and Girls Club
Boys & Girls Club hosts the 2014 Kia of LaGrange Back-a-Kid Golf Tournament fundraiser Aug. 28 at Highland Country Club, a four-person, select-shot event. Morning and afternoon tee times are available. For registration and sponsorship information, contact Bart McFadden at 706-812-9696 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golf tournament to benefit March of Dimes
The March of Dimes / Diverse Power Golf Tournament will be held Sept. 12 at The Fields Golf Club. Lunch provided by Longhorn will be served at noon and the shotgun start is at 1:30 p.m. This is a four-person scramble. Team prizes, numerous special event and door prizes will be given to participants. For more information, call 706-845-0708.
West Point Lake Coalition raffle to funds buoy lights
The West Point Lake Coalition is selling raffle tickets to raise funds to maintain, replace and possibly add more solar-powered buoy lights to the lake throughout the year. The grand prize is $1,000 worth of Shell gas cards, with a second prize of $500 worth of gas cards and a third prize of gas cards totaling $250. Anyone who wants to purchase raffle tickets may contact the organization at 706-884-5916 or email Dick Timmerberg at email@example.com. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce. Cost is $5 each and participants must be at least 18 years old. The last chance to buy tickets is Sept. 23 and the drawing will be Sept. 30 at the West Point Lake Coalition annual board meeting.
Submit items to Matthew Strother at firstname.lastname@example.org, at our office at 105 Ashton St. or by fax to 706-243-4938.