Christmas tree recycling in Warner Robins
Keep Warner Robins Beautiful is recycling Christmas trees again this year.
The Great Christmas Tree Roundup will be held 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 4 at the water tower on Maple Street. Most trees will be chipped into mulch to be used in city parks, while others will be placed in lakes and streams to improve the fish habitat, according to a news release.
Residents who recycle their tree will receive a free seedling in return. Free seedlings will only be available Jan. 4, but Christmas trees may be dropped off near the water tower for recycling any time after Christmas, the release states.
Warner Robins to host chili, corn bread cook-off
The Warner Robins Recreation Department will host a chili and corn bread cook-off Jan. 25.
The entry fee is $25. Judging will be based on color, aroma, appearance and taste. All chili must be made from scratch.
Official judging will take place 11-11:30 a.m. There also will be peoples choice voting 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Winners will be announced at 1 p.m.
To sample entries and take part in the peoples choice voting, purchase a $5 wristband at the door.
Festivities will take place in the McIntyre Room, located at 800 Watson Blvd.
The deadline to enter is Jan. 17. For more information, call 478-293-1080.
Perry chamber announces leadership class
The Perry Area Chamber of Commerce announced last week the inaugural Perry Leadership Institute class for 2014.
Class members are: Samantha Arrington, Cossart Design Inc.; Sara Barron, Myers Construction Co.; Lillie Battle, Georgia Power Co.; Kellie Bowen, Walker Insurance Agency; Rebecca Dunaway, Crossroads Medical Management; Blair Edwards, Robins Federal Credit Union; Earlie Eaton, Perdue Farms Inc.; James Farmer, James Farmer Inc.; Ben Hulbert, State Bank & Trust; Matthew Hulbert, Walker, Hulbert, Gray & Moore LLP; Alex Jones, Sonnys Real Pit BBQ; David Loudermilk, Parrish Construction Group; Steve Lynn, city of Perry; Burke Murph, Stantec Consulting Services Inc.; Dan Perdue, Cross Point Baptist Church; Jacob Poole, Houston County District Attorneys office; Christa Stone, Antebellum Grove Senior Living; Janet Thompson, Bank of Perry; and Ross Yasin, ProBuild.
A kick-off social will be held at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in conjunction with the chambers January Business After Hours at the Perry Welcome Center, 101 Gen. Courtney Hodges Blvd.
The Perry Leadership Institute is a program developed to educate leaders on how leadership development and engagement translates into economic growth for the Perry area.
-- Staff reports