Community briefs

September 18, 2013 

Perry Music Festival returns Saturday

The Perry Music Festival will take place Saturday starting at noon. Three stages at Rotary Centennial Park, Carroll Street and Main Street will be set up with a variety of musical performances.

Featured performers are Caylee Anna and The County Line Band, at 6 p.m. at the Carroll Street stage; EG Kight at 8:10 p.m. at the Main Street stage; and Roy C at 8:30 p.m. at Rotary Centennial Park stage.

For more information, call 478-988-2700 or email

There is no admission fee for the concerts.

Fall Fun Day to be Oct. 19

The Museum of Aviation will host a Fall Fun Day 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 19.

Activities will include a boot camp obstacle course, big glove boxing, bounce houses, hay rides, horse rides, face painting and tattoos and cake walk, according to a news release. There also will be music and food vendors, including Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q.

Other events include a rocket launch at the amphitheater at 1 p.m., a costume contest for children ages 1-9 at 2 p.m. and a pumpkin carving contest -- bring your own or carve it at the museum. There will be prizes for the costume and pumpkin carving contests, the release states.

Arm bands for the day will be $10 per person. Proceeds will be used for operating support for the Museum of Aviation Foundation, the release states. For more information, go to or call 478-923-6600.

2 receive Liberty Bell Award

Two Houston County public servants have received the Liberty Bell Award, the most prestigious award given by lawyers to non-lawyers, according to a news release.

Sandra McGowan, clerk of Houston County Juvenile Court, and George Potter, former Perry public safety director, received the award Sept. 3 from the Houston County Bar Association at a luncheon at the Green Derby Inn in Perry, the release states.

The award recognizes “community service that has strengthened the American system of freedom under law.” According to the release, it is given for service in one of the following areas:

• Promoting a better understanding of the Constitution and Bill of Rights;

• Encouraging greater respect for law and the courts;

• Stimulating a deeper sense of individual responsibility;

• Contributing to the effective functioning of our institutions of government; or

• Fostering a better understanding and appreciation of the rule of law.

McGowan and Potter each received a plaque, and their names will be added to the Liberty Bell plaque in Houston County Superior Court.

Houston County Friends of Library seeks volunteers

The Houston County Friends of the Library is in need of volunteers to work at its book store on Saturdays as well as to help sort boxes for the Old Book Sale, which is in May.

For more information on how to volunteer, contact Pamela Yates, vice president, at 478-225-4466, 478-952-6493 or

Houston theaters take part in Cinema for a Cause

On Sunday, three movie theaters in Houston County will donate all of their proceeds to charity. The Galleria Mall Stadium Cinemas in Centerville, Parkway Value Cinemas in Warner Robins and Houston Lakes Stadium Cinemas in Warner Robins are participating in the Georgia Theatre Co.’s Cinema for a Cause. One-hundred percent of proceeds from ticket and concession sales that day will be donated to Kids Yule Love and Saving Animals from Euthanasia (S.A.F.E.), according to an event flyer.

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