Great American Clean-up events

April 17, 2013 

The Great American Clean-Up is underway in Warner Robins, with several events coming up in the next few weeks.

A clean-up is scheduled Friday from 2-4 p.m. at Bryant Cemetery on Memorial Drive, also known as South First Street. This project is a collaboration of HQ AFRC/A71A at Robins Air Force Base and Keep Warner Robins Beautiful. Call Shan Williams at (478) 327-8373 to confirm the date and time. Also on Friday from 9-10 a.m., there will be a stream clean-up at Scout Lake on base. Supplies will be provided, but participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and clothing. This is a KWRB qualified project.

Bird Watching with Dr. Bob will be held on Saturday from 7:45-11 a.m. Participants are asked to meet at building 359 on base and to bring binoculars and field guides. Call Bob Sargent at (478) 327-3974.

The 2013 Earth Day on the Greens/SAME Golf Tournament will be held on April 25 at Pine Oaks Golf Course on Robins AFB. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with putting and chipping contests from 9:30-11 a.m. Lunch is served before the 11:30 a.m. shotgun start. Call Laurel Cordell at 327-9275. The application is available online at the Robins AFB Earth Day website.

Also on April 25 there will be an Arbor Day Ceremony from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Parade Field on Robins AFB. There will be an Arbor Day and Tree City USA Presentation to the Base. Call Bob Sargent at 327-3974.

E-Cycling will be held April 26 from 8 a.m.-noon at Building 987 on Robins AFB. This is the perfect opportunity to recycle your old computers and other electronics. A full list of acceptable items is listed on the Earth Day website for Robins AFB. Things to be recycled are non-government items only. Call Randy Stillwell at 327-4173 or Darryl Mercer at 327-3976.

All of the Earth Day 2013 events at Robins AFB are sponsored by 78 CEG/CEAN Environmental Management, who is represented on the Keep Warner Robins Beautiful board of directors. Co-sponsor for the events is HQ AFRC/A71A Environmental Management. For more details on all the events, visit https://org.eis.afmc.af.mil/sites/78aabw/78ceg/cean/earthday. Call KWRB at (478) 929-7258.

The 15th Annual Jean Coleman Cherished Children Golf Tournament will be held May 3 at the Waterford Golf Club. The tournament is a four-person scramble with three divisions, using handicaps. Individuals will be assigned a team. The cost of $50 per person includes green fee, cart, practice balls and lunch. Registration begins at 11 a.m., followed by an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch of hotdogs and hamburgers. A homemade dessert bar will be provided by Church Women United. The shotgun start of the tournament is at 1 p.m., with awards and door prizes being given at 5:30 p.m. The event supports Cherished Children Education Center, a non-profit organization of the United Way Agency. The school provides subsidized quality day care for low income working and/or student parents and was started 48 years ago by Jean Coleman and Church Women United as the Warner Robins Day Care Center. For further information about the golf tournament, contact Carolyn or Dave Schomer at (478) 922-2965 or Debbie Stephens at (478) 923-1339.

Marsha Priest Buzzell is the executive director of the Warner Robins Convention & Visitors Bureau and can be reached at (478) 922-5100 or cvb@wrga.gov.

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