The Sun News

Buzzell: An eventful September in Middle Georgia

The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce announces that tickets are on sale for the 67th Air Force Anniversary Ball: A Hero’s Welcome, to be held at the Museum of Aviation’s Century of Flight Hangar on Sept. 20. The event begins with refreshments served at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The dress for the evening is formal attire. Tickets are available by contacting SMSgt TJ Duplantis at, or by calling 478-327-5117.

The local Daughters of the British Empire (DBE), Winship Chapter, will host an English “Downton Abbey” themed tea Sept. 21 at the Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St., Macon at 2:30 p.m. “Downton Abbey” is an international hit series on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Masterpiece Mystery! TV program. Guests are encouraged to wear costumes with hats and will be “piped-in” by a drum major in full Scottish uniform to enjoy a “traditional English afternoon tea” with a variety of teas. A prize for the most original attire will be awarded. There will also be door prizes available for attendees and a grand raffle with several themed baskets for the winners. Proceeds from the tea and raffle benefit the Mountbatten House retirement home in Highlands, Texas, and several local charities.Tickets for the tea are limited and available now on a “first come first served basis” for a $25 donation to the DBE Winship Chapter. Limited reserved tables for parties of 8 are available for those wishing to sit together. Tickets are available by contacting Anne Sanders at, calling her at 478-335-1487 or by mailing a check payable to DBE Winship Chapter and marked “English Tea” to Anne Sanders, 105 Sunnybrook Court, Warner Robins, GA 31088.

The DBE is a nonprofit, American charitable society for women of British or British Commonwealth descent, or women who are married to men of British or British Commonwealth descent. The Charter Chapter of the American organization was formed in New York in 1909 and became the National Society Daughters of the British Empire in 1920. Junior membership is also available for eligible girls age 13 to 18 years of age.

Reserve your spot now before the Sept. 22 deadline to be a vendor in the All Saints Episcopal Church Women’s Marketplace to be held at the church, 1708 Watson Blvd, Warner Robins on Oct. 11. The fall marketplace is being held earlier this year and offers a variety of arts and crafts items, baked goods, Granny’s Attic and more. Vendor tables are available for $30 for each 6 foot table with both indoor and outdoor areas available in the church Parish Hall, Education Building and outside in the yard near the church and near Watson Boulevard. For more marketplace information, contact Linda Christie at or call All Saints’ Church at 478-923-1791.

There will be a Retiree Appreciation Weekend Golf Tournament on Robins Air Force Base on Sept. 28 at Pine Oaks Golf Course. Anyone with access to Robins is invited to play. The tournament costs $45 per player and includes lunch, golf cart and range balls. Mulligans, Red Bombers and String are available for $2 each. Hacker Pack of 2 Red Bombers, 2 Mulligans, and 3 feet of String is $8, which is the player maximum.

Registration begins at 11 a.m with shotgun start at 1 p.m. For further tournament and registration information, contact Mike Crain at 478-918-7391,; or Scott Ward at 478-230-1192,

Marsha Priest Buzzell is executive director of the Warner Robins Convention & Visitors Bureau and may be contacted at 478-922-5100 or