For the fourth week of April 2014

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Online campaign, golf tournament to benefit Eric Bennett

Friends of Eric Bennett, who suffered traumatic brain injuries, are raising money to help with his medical expenses. Online donations may be made at the GoFundMe site under “Eric Bennett Recovery (Go Dawgs)” at address . The goal of the fund-raising site is $10,000.

On June 20, a four-man scramble golf tournament will be held at Orchard Hills Golf Club in Newnan. Registration starts at 8 a.m. The cost for the event is $75 per person or $300 per team. Hole sponsorships and banner sales will also be available. Those interested in the tournament may pre-register by emailing Adam Griffith at

Online contest, funding to benefit Erica Bennett

Online efforts are underway to secure a wheelchair-accessible van for 6-year-old Erica Bennett. She is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, piriventricular leukomalacia, cortical blindness, failure to thrive, scoliosis, asthma, congenital hydrocephalus, esophageal reflux, microcephalus, muscle spasms and has febrile seizures. A contest at is underway until May 9 where the top three vote-getters win a wheelchair-accessible van. Voters can go to , or go to the main site, click on Local Heroes and search for Donna Crowder to vote for Erica. Voters can also receive an additional vote by answering a trivia question correctly.

A campaign at website GoFundMe also is underway to secure funding for a wheelchair-accessible van under “Wheelchair Access Van for Erica Bennett,” which can be accessed directly at .

Troup County Relay for Life

The 2014 Relay for Life is set for 7 p.m. Friday at the Whitesville Road track, 299 Fort Drive. Teams may register to participate with a $10 fee and raise funds to contribute. To register go to For more information can contact Lynn Howard at 706-883-1670 or, or Karen Smith at 706-594-1659 or

Striffler-Hamby raising money for Relay for Life

Striffler-Hamby Mortuary is selling T-shirts, wristbands and Otis Spunkmeyer cookies, along with $1 tickets for a chance to win $100. Anyone interested should contact the funeral home at 706-884-8636. Funds benefit Relay for Life.

Kroger sales to benefit American Cancer Society

Kroger and the American Cancer Society (ACS) are partnering for an in-store fundraiser until Saturday to raise awareness and funds to help fight cancer. During the two-week campaign, Kroger will urge its customers to donate to the ACS by purchasing $1 Relay For Life “footprint” icons at Kroger checkouts to help the Atlanta Division reach its goal of raising $200,000.

Art N’ Bloom to benefit art museum

The LaGrange Art Museum again hosts Art N’ Bloom, a benefit luncheon that combines fresh floral arrangements and the fine art that inspired the arrangements. This year’s event, a floral interpretation of the museum’s permanent collection and luncheon, will take place at Bisham Manor on May Day, May 1, at 11 a.m. Luncheon tickets are $50 each; tables of eight or 10 may be reserved by calling the art museum at 112 Lafayette Parkway, 706-882-3267. Raffle tickets also are available by advance purchase. Funds benefit the museum and Center for Creative Learning.

March of Dimes’ March for Babies

On May 3 at Hollis Hand Elementary School, numerous families and business leaders will join together in the March of Dimes’ annual March for Babies, the nation’s oldest walk fundraiser honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the 3-mile walk kicking off at 10 a.m. To register, visit

Sixth Defending Americas Defenders ride to benefit veterans

The sixth annual Defending Americas Defenders Poker Run for Veterans is May 17. All proceeds go to help homeless vets or vets in need. Registration fee is $20. Ride begins at Pyne Road Park off Roanoke Road. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with kick stands up at 11 a.m. Food, door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, biker games and more follow the ride at Whitetail Pub on Roanoke Road. For more information call 706-333-8736 or 706-885-9946.

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