Fundraisers: West Point theater to host show to fund scholarships

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 15, 2015

New Horizon Theatre, 411 W. 8th St. in downtown West Point, hosts “Downtown Sounds,” featuring well-known songs from the 1950s to present day, Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for $10 and all seats are general admission. The concert features nine singers and six band members, many of whom were cast members in the musical “Smokey Joe’s Cafe.” Money raised will go toward New Horizon’s Cliff Glover Drama Scholarship program handed out annually to high school seniors.

United Way Merry Market

The fifth annual Merry Market is Oct. 22–24 at the Callaway Conference Center at the West Georgia Technical College campus on Fort Drive. Merry Market is a three-day event featuring gifts, accessories and decorative items by vendors from across the country. As a major fundraiser for the United Way of West Georgia, Merry Market provides funds for early learning in Troup County. Prospective merchants can download an application through the website

Submit items to Matthew Strother at or at our office at 105 Ashton St.