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Bridal expo, bag packing and beekeeping this weekend

Brides to be will have a spot to meet and greet local vendors at a bridal expo at Burrow Warehouse.

The expo begins at 1 p.m. this Sunday at the venue. The first 20 brides will receive a free swag bag.

Vendors include photographers, caterers, DJs and more from the local area show casing their work.

“You could really come in and find every possible vendor for your wedding in one day,” said venue owner Kesha Edwards. “We will also have bridal gowns and tuxedos on display. Amy Warren from An Affair to Remember will have models walking around in wedding dresses too.”

Edwards said they will also have mock wedding displays set up with different themes.

“So many people told me this year that we had to have a bridal expo, so we put one together pretty quickly and I am excited,” Edwards said. “We have had a tremendous amount of people calling and getting information about it. We expect it to be pretty intimate for brides and they won’t feel rushed during their conversations with vendors.”

The cost is $5 to enter and brides get in for free.

Caterers will also have food and drink tastings.

“This is our first expo and its engagement season right now so we hope this helps a lot of brides,” Edwards said. “The vendors we have are really great. We chose really talented vendors for the expo.”

The Burrow Warehouse will also be giving tours of the venue during the expo.

Additional to the expo, this weekend the City of LaGrange will also be hosting its monthly clean up event this Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m.

Volunteers will meet in the parking lot of Franklin Forest Elementary School, 1 Scholar Lane. During the litter cleanup, crews will be picking up litter along Ann Bailey Way, Mooty Bridge Road and along Dixie Creek, a main tributary to West Point Lake. Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, with the help of company Watergoat and support from the City of LaGrange and Georgia Power, recently installed a boom-style trash trap on Dixie Creek.

CRK crews installed another trash trap on Blue John Creek, a tributary to Long Cane Creek and the Chattahoochee River.

Also on Saturday, Good Sam Ministry is packing backpacks at 1:30 p.m. at 1032 Youngs Mill Rd, LaGrange. They are looking for helping hands to help pack bags for Troup County’s children in need for the month of February.

Good Sam Ministries discretely gives children in low income families food to eat when not in school. Members of the organization are able to get in touch with school counselors in the area to get an idea of who needs food and how many bags to pack.

The bags are packed monthly, feeding close to 300 students in the area who are in need through their “backpack buddy” program. The bags are packed through an assembly line of volunteers from more than 10 churches and organizations in the community.

The volunteers meet to pack at Shoals Creek Baptist, where volunteers are able to fill over 1,000 bags of canned or nonperishable goods each month.

For anyone looking to learn more about beekeeping, the Troup County Bee club will be meeting Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Roger’s Bar-B-Que in Hogansville.

This course is designed to help a new beekeeper get started in the world of beekeeping. The cost is $60 which includes the book “First Lessons in Beekeeping,” and it also includes a one year membership with Troup County Association of Beekeepers. Coffee and tea are provided and one lunch provided per registrant.

To register, contact Brad Myers at neatermyer@aol.com or call (678) 642-0141.