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BUZZELL: Housing fair, golf tournament, retiree events coming at RAFB

By MARSHA PRIEST BUZZELL, Sun News columnist

Warner Robins will host its Third Annual Community Housing Fair on Sept. 26 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Homer J. Walker Civic Center, 702 Watson Blvd.

Real estate agents will be on hand along with mortgage lenders, housing specialists, and city personnel to guide attendees through the fair events, which include door prizes, gift certificates and gift cards. Information about local nonprofit organizations also will be available. Admission is free. To learn more or to request a vendor booth, contact Kim Mazo, housing specialist with the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing Warner Robins Team at 478-302-5514.

The Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins will host its 26th annual Georgia Invitational Golf Tournament on Sept. 24-25 at the Pine Oaks Golf Course at Robins Air Force Base. The format is a four-person scramble with a handicap required to be eligible. The player entry fee is $250 with a field limit of 368 players.

Tournament events begin Sept. 24 with a lunch buffet from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., the shotgun start at noon, and then a special legislative reception at 5:30 p.m. in the Century of Flight Hangar at the Museum of Aviation.

On Sept. 25, the tournament continues with a breakfast buffet at 6:30 a.m. at the golf course followed by the shotgun start at 8 a.m. A lunch buffet will follow from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for those participating in the afternoon round with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. A barbecue and prizes for the event will be at 6 p.m. on Sept. 26. There will be separate prizes for each round, which will include top-of-the-line golf equipment.

For more golf tournament information, email marylynnharrison@ or call 478-923-6600. Visit to learn more about the unique facility that houses award winning exhibits and is home to Georgia’s only NASA Educator Resource Center and the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame.

Big things are happening at Robins Air Force Base the first weekend in October, and it’s all about the retirees. First, on Oct. 2 there will be a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. sponsored by Robins Civilian Personnel Services. Attendees are encouraged to bring their resumes and be dressed to interview with the 45-60 employers that are expected to attend. The Team Robins Career Fair will be in the Heritage Club Ballroom (Building 956), and the Military Career Fair will be in the Horizon Event Center (Building 542).

Retiree Appreciation Day is Oct. 3, starting with a pay-as-you-go breakfast in Wynn Dining Hall at 6:30 a.m. followed by registration at the Heritage Club (formerly the NCO club) from 8-9 a.m. Opening ceremonies with the wing commander will start at 9 a.m., including posting of the colors and invocations.

There will be briefings and keynote speakers until noon to update retirees and spouses on current policies and changes. From noon to 1 p.m. there will be a pay-as-you-go lunch at the Pizza Depot followed by an afternoon of vendor displays and handouts from base, local and veterans organizations until 4 p.m. Door prizes will be given between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Also on Oct. 3, there will be a Fall Bash Fun Day at Robins Park on base with music, food, arts and crafts, a bounce house and a variety of family activities. Table space at the Arts and Crafts Fair will be $20 and must be reserved by Sept. 28 by calling Bill Gurr, Director at 926-5282.

Marsha Priest Buzzell is the director of the Warner Robins Convention & Visitors Bureau. Contact her at 478-922-5100 or