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News Notes

Posted: January 31, 2012 - 5:42pm  |  Updated: February 8, 2012 - 11:05am

Hunger banquet

Comfort Keepers, on West Avenue, and Golden Harvest Food Bank will hold the CSRA Hunger Banquet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at The Master's Table in Augusta.

The event is part of the Stop Senior Hunger Comfort Keepers Initiative.

“Many seniors face the choice between purchasing life-giving medicine, paying their electric bill, and securing the food they need to live,” according to a news release. “For seniors living in poverty, the end of the month can be a frightening time, because housing and utilities have eaten up most of their Social Security checks and they find themselves staring into empty cupboards.”

The news release said the median income for seniors enrolled in the Senior Food Box Program is $8,328 per year.

Proceeds from the hunger banquet will be donated to Golden Harvest for the senior food program.

For more information or to register, visit comfortkeepers.eventbrite.com.

Book released

Gene Jennings, the associate pastor of TrueNorth Church, recently released The God Robbers.

The book explores how a national spiritual awakening might emerge in the 21st century.

He has been in the ministry since 1987 and has been writing since 1992, according to a news release. New articles can be found weekly on his Web site, www.genejennings.com.

The God Robbers is available at www.smashwords.com, barnesandnoble.com, iBooks, Sony and other places.

Heritage meeting

Bob Ramsey, the commander of American Legion Post 71, will speak at the Heritage Council of North Augusta meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the North Augusta Community Center.

Ramsey retired from the Army after 26 years of active duty. As a master army aviator, he retired with about 4,000 hours of flying experience in rotary and fixed-wing aircraft, according to a news release.

The public is invited to attend and learn more about Ramsey. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (803) 
613-1178.

Grant deadline nears

Grant applications for the Aiken County 2013 Local Accommodations Taxes from nonprofit organizations are due by noon March 16.

There will be a workshop
Feb. 16 and 24, and attendance is required at one workshop. Aiken County Tourism must receive a workshop reservation date by
Feb. 13.

According to a news release, “projects located outside the limits of a city collecting its own local accommodations taxes, specifically Aiken/North Augusta” will receive preference over others.

For an application and list of requirements, visit www.aikencountysc.gov/tourism/pdf/12-13%20Local%20Application.pdf, e-mail mmickle@aikencountysc.gov or call (803) 642-7557.

Benefit for local child

The National Beta Club at North Augusta High School will hold the Mr. North Augusta Senior High competition at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Proceeds will help to send a local 3-year-old boy who has Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome to Disney World through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Students will compete in evening wear, casual wear and on-stage question, according to a news release. There also will be performances from student groups during the competition.

Tickets are $5 and the event will be held in the auditorium.

Center hours to expand

The Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta will be open new hours beginning Monday.

The center will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of each month. It also will open Saturdays during special events and every Saturday in December through Christmas for holiday shopping.

The center is on the first floor of the North Augusta Municipal Center, 100 Georgia Ave. For more information, call (803) 441-4380.

DAR award winners

The Martintown Road Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will feature the four winners of the American History Essay Contest and the Good Citizen Scholarship and Award winner at 4 p.m. Feb. 14.

The meeting will be held in the sanctuary of Fairview Presbyterian Church, 1101 Carolina Ave.

Career Day at USCA

The University of South Carolina Aiken will have Career Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 21 in the Student Activities Center gymnasium.

Employers interested in participating need to register by March 9. Cost to participate is $50.

For information, call
(803) 641-3440.

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