Community briefs

March 20, 2013 

FCA spring banquet tickets on sale

Former University of Georgia football player and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker and former University of Arizona softball player Leah O’Brien-Amico will speak at the Flint River Fellowship of Christian Athletes spring banquet April 18.

The banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Miller-Murphy-Howard Building at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter. Tickets are $100 each, or $150 to include the pre-banquet reception, which includes a meet and greet with Walker and O’Brien-Amico. Sponsorships are available.

The spring banquet is a fundraiser for the Flint River FCA, which serves Houston, Peach, Macon, Taylor and Crawford counties. Money will go toward scholarships for coaches and athletes to attend FCA summer camps, according to a news release.

For more information or tickets, visit or call 397-6831.

Students win poster contest

Seventeen middle school students took away honors in the Museum of Aviation’s Skyscapes Poster Contest.

According to a news release, the winners were:

• First place -- Alexis Cortez, Bonaire Middle School;

• Second place -- Laura Liz Bryan, The Westfield School;

• Third place -- Addie Lee, The Westfield School;

• Fourth place -- Micah Johnston, Miller Middle School;

• Fifth place -- Sarah Spalding, Huntington Middle School;

• President’s Choice -- Grace Chauta, Bonaire Middle School; and

• Teacher’s Choice -- Eric Delvalle, Bonaire Middle School.

Each student received a certificate and prize, and Alexis received a bicycle. Posters will be displayed in the Century of Flight Hangar for a year.

Honorable mentions went to:

• From The Westfield School: Olivia Eubanks;

• From Miller Middle School: Imani McColumn and Sean Pepper;

• From Bonaire Middle School: Kaitlyn Wiley, Brittany Green, Tabitha Trigler, Taylor Holden and Katen Miller; and

• From Huntington Middle School: Fabian Velazguez.

‘Spring into Science’ with the Easter bunny

The March 30 Spring into Science program at the Museum of Aviation will feature a special guest: the Easter bunny.

The event, which is open to children in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, will feature a full morning of science “eggs-periments,” according to a news release. There also will be an egg hunt. The program is 9 a.m.-noon and costs $30. For more information or to register, contact Cindy Groves at 222-7575 or

-- Staff reports

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