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News Notes

Posted: January 24, 2012 - 8:47pm

Citizen of the Year nominations sought

The Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its 2011 Citizen of the Year award.

Nomination forms can be obtained by calling the chamber at (803) 279-2323 or stopping by the office at 406 West Ave. Nominations will be accepted through Monday.

The award recipient will be announced during the chamber’s annual meeting, to be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at the North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave. U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, the keynote speaker, will speak on the topic “The Power of American Free Enterprise.”

Tickets cost $45, and a reserved corporate table for eight costs $400. Reservations are required and can be obtained by contacting the chamber.

Girls running group seeks volunteers

Head and assistant coaches are needed to help with Girls on the Run of the CSRA.

The organization will hold a training session for coaches from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 11 at First Baptist Church of North Augusta. For more information, e-mail gotrcsra@gmail.com or visit girlsontherunofthecsra.org.

 

Restaurant to have daddy-daughter event on Feb. 4

Chick-fil-A restaurants in the Augusta-Aiken area will have Daddy-Daughter Date Night from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4.

The event is to encourage fathers and daughters to spend time with each other, according to a news release. Event participants will receive an activity sheet with questions and topics for conversations and a take-home booklet called Continuing the Conversation with ideas for future daddy-daughter dates.

The only cost to participants for the event is the food they order. Reservations are required and should be made at www.daddydaughterdate.com.

Spring tea and fashion show

The North Augusta Council of Garden Clubs will hold a Spring Tea and Fashion Show from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 11 at the North Augusta Community Center.

Coldwater Creek will be featured in the show.

Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at Parks Pharmacy, Jim Bush Florist and CommuniGraphics. For more information, call Jean Timmons at (803) 278-2679.

Free income tax preparation

Income taxes can be prepared for free at the Aiken Public Library and Nancy Carson Library.

The service targets low- and middle-income taxpayers, with more attention to those ages 60 and older, according to a news release. Volunteers are trained by the Internal Revenue Service.

Services are available at the Nancy Carson Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays through April 10. To make an appointment, call (803) 279-5767.

The Aiken Public Library offers services from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday through April 13. To make an appointment, call (803) 642-2023.

Bring copies of 2010 federal and state tax returns and 2011 W-2s, 1099s, etc. To file taxes electronically, bring a Social Security card and picture ID.

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