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Church to Host Community Christmas Dinner

Mount Calvary Lutheran Church will host its 7th annual Helping Hands Dinner on Christmas Day, Dec. 25.

The dinner will take place from 12:30 p.m. until 3 p.m at the United Methodist Church in Warner Robins.

This ministry provides a hot meal for those who are homeless, alone or are in need of a Christmas Day dinner and fellowship.

Meals can either be delivered to enjoy at home, or individuals/families may attend dinner at the First United Methodist Church, 205 N. Davis Drive in Warner Robins.

First United Methodist Church is providing its church hall for Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church’s community Christmas dinner. 

The dinner will include turkey, ham, yams, potatoes and gravy, dressing and various side dishes. 

Quail Run Party for Family who Lost All in Fire

A Quail Run Elementary School family lost everything in a house fire last Thursday.

The family has children in the first, fourth and tenth grades.  Quail Run Elementary will have a Christmas party for the family Thursday, Dec. 16, at 5:00 p.m.

In a school news release, Quail Run Elementary Counselor Rochelle Smith said, “We have some surprises for the family.  I have been overwhelmed with the generosity of the families at Quail Run.  This is a wonderful example of how people pull together when there is a tragedy.”

Quail Run Elementary is located at 250 Smithville Church Road in Warner Robins. 

Dr. Cheryl Thomas serves as principal. 

For more information, call Smith at 478-953-0415, ext. 36417.

Museum Race to be "Shadowed" in Afghanistan

Museum Race to be "Shadowed" in Afghanistan

Military members stationed in Afghanistan will run Museum of Aviation Foundation “shadow” marathon and half marathon races January 15 along with those running the annual races at the Museum in Warner Robins.  A total of 272 runners will run their races at Kandahar, Afghanistan as part of the 2011 Museum of Aviation Foundation Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk on Robins Air Force Base, Ga. 

According to a Museum of Aviation news release, “The idea was proposed by Navy Command Master Chief Donald “Lee” True who ran the marathon at Robins Air Force this year and is currently deployed to Afghanistan,” said Pat Bartness, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Museum of Aviation Foundation.  “We’re sending shirts and trophies to him and our shirt design this year reflects both locations.”

Huntington Middle School Chorus to Perform at McDonald's

Huntington Middle School Chorus will sing at McDonald's on Thursday, Dec. 16.

From 5-8 p.m., a portion of McDonald's sales will benefit the chorus program. The money will be used to help defray the cost of trips and paying for music, Choral Director Quinyonia Kearse says.

McDonald's is located at 123 Russell Parkway.

Lake Joy Primary School Jump Rope Team Hosts Pajama Drive

Lake Joy Primary School's Lil’ Leapin’ Lions jump rope team is having a blanket and pajama drive to benefit the children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The school is collecting new pajamas, blankets, knit caps and slipper socks through Wednesday, Dec. 15. Send in any of the items listed above for the patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

For more information, contact Amy.Shepherd@hcbe.net

National Evangelist to Speak at The Rain Church

National Evangelist Dr. Elizabeth Sikes will speak at The Rain Church on Sunday, January 16 at 10:30 a.m. and again from January 17-19 at 7 p.m. nightly.

According to The Rain Church release, Sikes is an ordained minister and minister's wife, mother, registered nurse and educator.

The Rain Church is located at 257 Gunn Rd. in Warner Robins.

For more information, call 478-953-7246.

Air Force Reserve Band Nominated for Emmy

Air Force Reserve Band Nominated for Emmy

The Band of the United States Air Force Reserve's 2009 "Holiday Notes from Home" was nominated for a regional Emmy award.

The Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Science announced nominations for the 25th Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards last month.

According to a news release, Holiday Notes From Home is produced to send a touch of home to service members and their families serving abroad during the holiday season.

American Forces Network broadcasts the production to 177 countries and all the ships at sea, which reaches 1.1 million service members and their families.

Celebrities accompanying the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve on the 2009 Emmy-nominated production were Amy Grant, Take 6 and Brian McKnight.

The 25th MidSouth Emmy Awards will be telecast live on Jan. 29, 2011.