Fundraisers: Ride for children, dance at the Fur Ball, eat barbecue and ice cream — for a cause
Club to host ride to support children
The Guardians Riding Club and Guardians Jeep Club host the third annual Tommy Brooks Ride for motorcycles and Jeeps starting 3 p.m. Saturday from the Guardians Barn, 23 Gordon Road in LaGrange. Registration is 1 p.m. at the barn and cost is $20 per vehicle. There also will be raffles, entertainment and food at the barn following the ride. The ride is in memory of Tommy Brooks, father of Guardians member Chuck Brooks, to continue his “legacy of helping local youth have a good Christmas,” according to club members. For more information, contact Guardians club President Troy Evans at 678-215-3023, Vice President Joseph Doss at 706-298-1266 or Sergeant at Arms Jay Freeman at 706-594-7756.
Run to benefit women’s center
The First Choice Women’s Center of LaGrange hosts the The Labor Pain Run at 8 a.m. Aug. 22 benefiting the organization, a nonprofit with a mission to assist women’s needs in unplanned pregnancies. Registration is available at www.connectrace.net/event/the-labor-pain-run- and on the day of the race from 7 to 7:50 a.m. Costs per person to register prior to the day of the event are: $15 for the 1 mile race, $25 for the 5K race and $30 for the 10K race. Day-of-event registration is $5 more. There will also be a free “Family FunZone” from 7 to 1o a.m. with activities and inflatables for children under 12 years old.
Humane Society to host Fur Ball
The LaGrange-Troup County Humane Society hosts its 14th annual Fur Ball at 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at Highland Country Club. Food will be served, and there will be music by band Mr. Terrific and a silent auction. Proceeds raised from the Fur Ball benefit the Humane Society. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased by contacting Marsha Schubert with the Humane Society at 706-298-3608. The LaGrange-Troup County Humane Society is located in the Holland M. Ware Animal Shelter, 1390 Orchard Hill Road.
Barbecue sale to benefit CASA
A Sloppy Pigs Barbecue sack lunch to benefit CASA, court-appointed special advocates, for children from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 21. Pick up will be at 201 Ridley Ave., across from LaGrange City Hall. Cost is $8 per plate, which contains two barbecue sandwiches, chips and a brownie. Tickets available at the CASA office, 118 Ridley Ave., which may be contacted at 706-298-3634 or 706-845-8243.
Miss Emma’s Ice Cream Crankin’ to raise funds for Emmaus Shelter
The Emmaus Shelter hosts its fourth annual Miss Emma’s Ice Cream Crankin’ fundraiser Aug. 30. Participants bring homemade ice cream to the event on Lafayette Square in downtown LaGrange and offer it to attendees at reserved booths. The event starts at 2 p.m. To sample ice cream, a family pass is $20 and individual pass is $5. Children also can ride a train and enjoy hot dogs and popcorn. The Little Miss and Little Mister contests are on tap for children up to 16 years old dressed in their “Sunday best.” Entry for the contest is $15 or 3 gallons of ice cream. There also will be a talent show at no cost to entrants – choirs, dancers, karate practitioners and other family performers are welcome. For more information, contact Jessica David at The Emmaus Shelter, 321 B Greenville St. in LaGrange, at 706-883-7471 or email@example.com.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s set to raise awareness, research
The Alzheimer’s Association hosts the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at Vernon Woods Retirement Community at 101 Vernon Woods Drive off Vernon Street. Registration for the 2 mile walk is available at www.georgiawalk.org by selecting LaGrange from the list on the left of the page. Participants may also register at 8 a.m. the day of the walk. A ceremony at 9 a.m. precedes the event. The walk is planned to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. For more information, contact local coordinator Lindsey Richard at 706-587-5463 or firstname.lastname@example.org.