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Pageant crowns winners, raises funds for Relay for Life

Pageant crowns winners, raises funds for Relay for Life

FAYETTEVILLE – (submitted by Melinda Barry-Dreisbach) Pageant goers and participants enjoyed a day of beauty and fun while helping support one of Fayette’s largest cancer research and prevention fundraising events.

The sixth annual Miss South Fayette County Beauty Pageant, held at Brooks Elementary on March 5, raised $1,500 to benefit Relay for Life. Each year the pageant’s proceeds are donated to a worthy cause; this marks the first year the funds have gone to Relay for Life.

Of course, the highlight of the pageant was crowning the winners.

2nd annual Buy Design Jewelry Expo at Kedron Fieldhouse, March 12th

2nd annual Buy Design Jewelry Expo at Kedron Fieldhouse, March 12th

ATLANTA -- (PTC Parks and Recreation) The Peachtree City Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the 2nd annual Buy Design Jewelry Expo. Join us on Saturday, March 12 from 10 am – 5 pm at Kedron Fieldhouse and Aquatic Center. Buy Design Jewelry Show will be held inside the gymnasium, so come rain or shine!

There are still a few spaces left, so reserve yours now. All jewelry must be hand crafted by the artists. No retailers please. If you or know of anyone interested in participating in this show tell them to contact us. Spaces start at only $50. We are looking for jewelry of all sorts; copper, fema, glass, gold, mixed, pearl, platinum, precious stone, semi-precious stone, silver and wood. Any vendors with products pertaining to jewelry, such as jewelry boxes or travel bags are welcome to apply as well.

Summer Concert Series at The Fred, Announced

Summer Concert Series at The Fred, Announced

The Frederick Brown Jr. “The Fred” Amphitheater in Peachtree City has announced the 2011 summer concert series:

April 30 – Kenny G

May 14 – Creedence Clearwater Revisited

June 18 – Jo Dee Messina with Jimmy Wayne

July 16 – Kool & The Gang

August 5 – To be announced March 21

August 20 – 10,000 Maniacs and Edwin McCain

Series ticket renewals will take place February 16 – 28. Public series tickets will go on sale on Friday, March 4, at the Fred Box Office, and on-line with www.ticketalternative.com. Individual tickets can be purchased beginning Monday, March 7.  Visit www.amphitheater.org for more information.

Father Daughter Dance at Kedron Fieldhouse

Father Daughter Dance at Kedron Fieldhouse

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, but if you can’t wait, Peachtree City has just the activity for you…and your father, of course. The annual Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance for girls age 6-12 will be held one night only, Saturday, February 5th in Peachtree City.

The evening will be filled with music, dancing, food, photos, and much more.  This event will be held from 7-9pm at The Kedron Fieldhouse & Aquatic Center. Admission is $30 per couple and $15 for each additional daughter.  If you reside outside of Fayette County the price is $45 per couple.

Used Books for Sale at the Peachtree City Public Library

Used Books for Sale at the Peachtree City Public Library

If you’re still looking for Christmas gifts, the Peachtree City Library is giving you a solution. Books are on sale at half price ($1 for hardback, 25 to 50 cents for paperbacks) through the holidays.

Donated books are sold by the Friends of Peachtree City to raise money for library programs, including the Children's Summer Reading Program. Sale books are located at the back of the library near the Reference Desk. 

The library welcomes all donations of gently used books, audio books, DVD video, and music CDs are always needed and appreciated, and are accepted at the circulation desk any time the library is open.

The library is located at 201 Willow Bend Road in Peachtree City.

Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival

Come join us at the 33rd Annual Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 18 & 19. Enjoy music by DJ Tommy B, eat, shop, let the kids enjoy the children's area with lots of crafts and games, and check out our children's art display. This is a free event that you don't want to miss.

Address: Shakerag Knoll 191 McIntosh Trail Peachtree City, GA 30269
Location: Shakerag Knoll. This is the wooded area located across from the Recreation Administration Building.

Hours: Saturday hours are 10 am - 6 pm Sunday hours are 12 noon - 5 pm
Contact: 770-631-2542
Cost: FREE parking and admission!

Peachtree City Student Shines in Theatre, Opera

The Twilight Theatre Apprentice Company is a local theater training program for middle school and high school students.

Recently, Carolyn Balkovetz, a student at Starr’s Mill High School and senior apprentice with the Twilight Theatre, was selected to attend six-week vocal training program at the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina.

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