Motorcycle ride for Kirk Abernathy
A motorcycle ride and concert begins with registration at 1 p.m. June 23 at Fat Daddy’s, 1310 Hogansville Road. Cost for the ride is $25 per rider and $5 per passenger and includes entrance to the concert. The ride ends at the former Kirk’s Country Store, 33 Kirk Road, Franklin. The concert is at 5 p.m. next to Kirk’s Country Store and features the bands Trap County, The Barstool Prophets and 82mm. Concert tickets are $10. Raffle tickets for a 50/50 drawing are $5 and other raffles will be held. For information or to purchase raffle tickets, contact Randy Powell at 706-594-8029 or email@example.com, or Celest Powell at 706-333-6861. Proceeds will be used for medical expenses for Kirk Abernathy, who fractured his spine in a car accident in October.
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 Friday through Sunday 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. Saturday at the animal shelter at 1390 Orchard Hill 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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