Community briefs

February 27, 2013 

Blood drive planned to help ‘critical shortage’

The Perry Community Blood Drive sponsored by the American Red Cross will be Monday from 2-7 p.m. in the Family Activities Building at Crossroads United Methodist Church, 1600 Main St., Perry. Photo identification is required. According to a news release there is a critical shortage of blood right now. For more information, contact Vivian Bethune at 747-5595.

Kathleen girl finalist in state pageant

Twelve-year-old Karastyn Naomi Bibb, of Kathleen, is a state finalist in the National American Miss Georgia Pageant to be held June 29 in Atlanta, according to a news release.

The winner of the pageant, for girls ages 10 through 12, will receive $1,000 cash, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses and transportation to compete in the national pageant at Disneyland in California, the release states.

Karastyn is the daughter of Adrienne and Terrence Bibb. She is active in soccer, cheerleading, track, band, drama, dance and the Future Business Leaders of America. Her hobbies include reading, cooking, baking crafting and gardening.

MOAA meeting scheduled

The Middle Georgia Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will meet at 6 p.m. March 8 at Michael’s at The Landings. Guests are invited to “come on out and enjoy a meal and tell war stories with your fellow officers,” according to an e-mail from Bill Goodwin of the chapter. Those wishing to attend are asked to let Goodwin know by 6 p.m. Sunday. Contact him at

Big Peach Dance fundraiser planned

The Big Peach Dance, a fundraising project for the Georgia Peach Festival and Jay’s Hope Foundation, will be held March 16 at the Alva Tabor facility at Camp John Hope, 281 Hope Entrance Road, Fort Valley.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and dance music by the Fabulous Boomers starts at 8 p.m.

Reserved tables are available. A table for six is $150, for eight is $200 and for 12 is $300. Attendees are encouraged to bring food and drink. There will be a $100 cash prize for the table with the best decorations, according to a news release.

To make reservations, visit or call 972-2821 or 966-4138.

Fraternity to hold father-daughter dance

The Omega Gamma Gamma chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity is having a father-daughter dance April 13 in Warner Robins.

The event will be held 6-9 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6605, 1011 Corder Road. Tickets are $10 in advance. At the door they’re $15 single and $25 father and daughter.

For more information and advance tickets, call 719-9043.

Reunion for DOD elementary schools

There will be a reunion March 23 for all former students and staff members from Linwood and Robins elementary schools. It will be held at 4 p.m. at Linwood Elementary School, 420 Educational Way, Warner Robins.

Reunion organizers are looking for those who were part of the schools when they were part of the Department of Defense. Specifically, that’s from 1965-2001 for Linwood and 1963-2009 for Robins.

For more information, contact Sheila Clopton at or look up Linwood Elementary RAFB, Ga. Alumni or Robins Elementary School (RAFB) on Facebook.

-- Staff reports

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