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Children’s Miracle Network Kid’s Day


Walmart is hosting a Kid’s Day fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Walmart, 803 New Franklin Road. Rides, activities and vendors will be at the event. Arm bands are $10 for unlimited rides and other ticket prices are available. Proceeds will go to Children’s Miracle Network.


Los Nopales breast cancer fundraiser


Los Nopales will donate a portion of all sales to Hope for a Day on Saturday. Commemorative T-shirts will be sold while supplies last. Representatives will be on hand all day to answer questions about the event and sign up walkers and crew members for this year’s Hope for a Day breast cancer walk on Sept. 29.


Raffle to benefit West Georgia Hospice


LaGrange Newcomers’ Club is selling raffle tickets to benefit West Georgia Hospice. Tickets are $5 to win one of three prizes: the grand prize, a 42-inch Vizio HD TV with wi-fi, valued at $600; second prize, a gardening gift basket; and third prize, a spa gift basket. For tickets, call Mary at 706-880-7087. The drawing will be Aug. 2.


Bracelets to raise funds for Kyle Czarnonycz


Lime green “Kicking it for Kyle” bracelets are available for $5. Kyle Czarnonycz, a 2011 graduate of Callaway High School, was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The slogan “Kicking it for Kyle” reflects his love of soccer and also the battle he is fighting against this disease. Proceeds from the bracelet sales will be given to the Czarnonycz family for medical expenses. They can be purchased at the LSPA office at 214 Bull St., at First Presbyterian Church in LaGrange, or from Matt Leonard at Callaway High School. For updates, join the Facebook page “Kyle Czarnonycz, You are Not Alone.” For information, contact Terri Codlin at terricodlin@charter.net.


Motorcycle ride for United Way


Kimberly-Clark will host its fourth annual motorcycle ride and poker run to benefit United Way of West Georgia on June 9 beginning at Kimberly-Clark Corp., 1300 Orchard Hill Road. Cost is $20 per bike and $5 for riders. A barbecue lunch is included and door prizes will be drawn at the end of the ride. Highest poker hand wins $100 gift card. To register, contact Wade O’Neal at 706-883-3254 or Donna Franklin at 706-883-3334 or at dfrankli@kcc.com.


Car show to benefit ‘Our Fallen Soldier’


Cruisin’ Cars on the Mountain rally will be held June 16 and 17 at Pine Mountain Resort, 8804 Hamilton Road in Pine Mountain. Day passes are $5 for adults and $3 for children. In addition to a car show, the event will feature live music, food, vendors, door prizes and raffles. A portion of the funds raised from raffle sales and entrance fees will be donated to Our Fallen Soldier organization. For information, see www.pinemountain.rvcoutdoors.com or call 706-663-4329.


Lobbin’ for Literacy tennis tournament


Lobbin’ for Literacy, an annual tennis tournament that provides resources for a summer reading program in the local housing authority, will be June 22 through 24 at McCluskey Tennis Center. Any level tennis player is welcome to play. To register, go to www.troupclcp.org or call 706-756-4645.


Cat adoption day


The City of LaGrange Animal Shelter and the LaGrange Troup County Humane Society will host “Summer Blast Adoption Day” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 23 at Bruster’s on Vernon Road. All cat adoption fees will be half price, ranging from $8 to $25. There will also be a list of dogs available for $18.50. Bruster’s will sell food, drinks and ice cream.


5K run/1 mile walk in memory of Ray Stewart


The second annual “Ray’s Run” will be held July 14 beginning at Troup County Parks and Recreation on Lafayette Parkway. Registration is $25 before July 10 and includes a T-shirt; cost is $50 after that date and a T-shirt is not guaranteed. Proceeds from the run benefit the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation in memory of Deputy Chief Ray Stewart. Registration forms are available on Facebook from the group “Ray’s Run (in memory of Deputy Chief Ray Stewart, LaGrange Fire Department).” For information, call Pete Thrailkill at 706-333-0955.


Fur Ball


LaGrange Troup County Humane Society’s annual fundraiser, “Peace, Love and Paws Fur Ball” will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at Lafayette Garden Inn. The event includes dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 at the door. For tickets, call 706-298-3608.


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