Community briefs

March 27, 2013 

Houston County to hold surplus equipment auction

Houston County is having a surplus auction April 4 that includes vehicles, computers, office furniture and more.

The auction begins at 10 a.m. at the Houston County warehouse at 2022 Kings Chapel Road in Perry. The items can be inspected April 3 from 1-4 p.m. and also an hour before the sale.

The vehicles will be auctioned off first. Some of the vehicles are running and some aren’t, but all are being sold as is, said Mark Baker, county purchasing agent. The list of 18 vehicles includes several Crown Victorias, as well as trucks and vans.

Also to be sold are many computers and printers, various other office equipment and furniture, and miscellaneous items. Winning bidders must pay on the spot, either by cash or check, but checks must be approved by the purchasing department.

For a complete list of items, go to www.houstoncountyga.com, click on the “Business” tab at the top, then “purchasing department” in the drop down. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a link to the list of items.

Race in Bonaire to benefit Alzheimer’s awareness, research

The Claxton Road Race, a run to end Alzheimer’s, 5K and 10.5K will take place April 6 in Bonaire.

Registration and packet pick up will start at 7 a.m. at the Landing Pointe Shopping Center. The 5K starts at 8 a.m., and the 10.5K starts at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $25 until April 3 and $30 on race day.

The race is named in honor of Natalie Claxton, of Houston County, who died in December from Alzheimer’s. Last year, the race raised more than $28,000. For more information or to register, visit www.claxtonroadrace2013.kintera.org.

Walk/run to benefit retinal research

The fifth annual William’s Walk/Run with a Vision 5K and 10K will be held Saturday at Lane Southern Orchards.

The walk/run is held each year to raise awareness of blindness and money to fund retinal research. The event’s namesake, William Rankine, of Houston County, has a rare degenerative retinal disease.

Registration and packet pick up will start at 8 a.m. on race day. The races will start at 9 a.m. There also will be activities for children, such as bounce houses and an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m.

Registration is $25 and is available online at https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=f8356b.

Nominations sought for Eleanor Granum Award honoring volunteer service

Nominations are being accepted for the American Association of University Women’s Eleanor Granum Award.

The award honors a person for his or her volunteer service in Houston and/or Peach counties. The application, which is due by April 5, is available at http://houstonpeach-ga.aauw.net or by calling chairwoman Sharon Dawson at 956-7933.

The winner and nominator will be invited to AAUW’s annual recognition event May 14.

-- Staff reports

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