Volunteers are still needed to read names at The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall beginning at the opening ceremony on Sept. 19. The wall will be located at the Haralson County Veterans Memorial in Tallapoosa on Hwy. 100 north next to the old Tallapoosa High School. To volunteer, call Haralson County Veterans Association President Sammy Robinson at 678-416-1401.
The Mixon family reunion will be Aug. 29, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at John Tanner State Park, Group Shelter 2. Parking fee is $5. For information call Debbie Smith at 770-337-6060.
The Buchanan Senior Center will host a singing featuring the Shadrix Trio on Aug. 30. A covered dish lunch will be at 11 a.m. and singing at noon.
The Tallapoosa lunch bunch book club will meet Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. in the Tallapoosa Library reading room to discuss the book, Three Cups of Tea. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month in the library. New members are welcome. For information, call Karen at 770-574-3124.
Haralson County Sheriff Eddie Mixon invites the entire community to come out and support the 6th Annual Lamar Hunton Memorial Ride to benefit the Georgia Sheriff’s Association Youth Home. Registration is just $35 per bike and $15 per passenger with all proceeds benefiting the Youth Home. Call Jim Beck at 770-646-2011 to learn more. Deadline is Sept. 1, and the ride is Saturday, Sept. 12.
The Haralson County senior citizens in Buchanan has aerobics on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. On the last Tuesday of the month Bingo is sponsored by Southern Traditions at 10 a.m. For information, call Rhonda at 770-646-2029.
Bright Ideas for Schools – The Carroll EMC Foundation will accept applications for their Bright Ideas for Schools grant program until Aug. 28. For information and requirements, visit the Bright Ideas section on the web site www.cemc.com.
The West Georgia Austism Support Group will meet Sept. 3, at 6 p.m., at the Bremen Methodist Church in Branham Hall. For information call 770-337-9057 or 770-833-1903 or email: email@example.com.
The Ware, Boyd and Hardnett family reunion will be held Sept. 5 and 6 starting with a fish fry at Barbara McGarity’s house from 4 to 10 p.m. On Sept. 6 from noon to 5 p.m. there will be a dinner at Haralson County Recreation Center, located off old Highway 27. Each family needs to bring a covered dish and a donation to help pay rental for center. For information call 770-646-9868.
Bremen Car Cruise
The Bremen Car Cruise will be held every second Saturday through September, 5 p.m.-until. featuring, antique cars, trucks and motorcycles. Located in downtown Bremen on Tallapoosa Street. Door prizes, music, food and fun. For more information call 770-537-9157.
There will be crafting classes held at the Tallapoosa Public Library every Thursday in September from 4:30 to 6 p.m. There will be crocheting, knitting, quilting, cross stitching, scrapbooking, etc. For information call Karen at 770-574-3124.
The 25th annual fall festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 12. Breakfast will be at 6 a.m.; Parade at 11 a.m.; Arts and Crafts all day; Horseshoes at 1 p.m.; Talent Show at 4 p.m. for all ages; Street Dance at 8 p.m.; Food and Entertainment all day; Free Games, plus free giant slide, moon walk, and obstacle course. There will be $100 in Prizes given away! For more information, call Sherry Morgan 770-550-4249 for applications.
A talent contest will be held in conjunction with Waco’s Annual Fall Festival Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. in the City Auditorium. No age limit. May compete as individual or group. Contestants will be narrowed down to 10 finalists who will compete a second time for first place prizes. $20 enrollment fee. Deadline is Aug. 28. First place wins a trophy and $300.
The 183rd Annual Philpot Reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 20, at the Senior Citizens Center in Bremen. The program will begin at 11 a.m. with Dr. Craig Philpot sharing pictures and experiences of
his visit this summer to the Philpot homeland, County Cork, Ireland. Bring your favorite covered dishes as drinks and eating utensils will be provided.
The Haralson County Class of 1984 is planning their 25th class reunion later in the fall. Please notify Anne Wood at 770-646-8243 with updated contact information for classmates and faculty members.
Waco 125th Birthday
Come celebrate the city of Waco’s 125th birthday on Sept. 12. There will be an Old Timers’ Fashion Parade at 11a.m. and music and entertainment all day. For more information, help with festivities or offer suggestions, call 770-550-4249.
Class of ‘89 Reunion
The class of 89 will hold their 20 year reunion on Bremen’s Homecoming weekend. There will be a tent at the homecoming game on Friday, Sept. 25, and an adults-only gathering will be held at the Mirror Lake clubhouse on
Saturday, Sept. 26. For more information, please contact Sandra Akin Hopkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4-H Fun Day
Haralson County will host a 4-H Fun Day on Oct. 24 the Callaway Livestock Pavilion in Buchanan. There will be a pancake breakfast, chicken swap, cake walk, 4-H chicken project show, chicken auction and the 1st Annual Tractor Ride and Show to benefit Haralson County 4-H youth participating in Project S.A.F.E. BB Team. It will be lots of fun as tractor drivers form a tractorcade and tour a 20 mile route through the county. Entry fee is $25 per driver. Please call the County Extension at 770-646-2026 for event info and application. Minimum $3 donation for the chicken swap. Chicken auction consignment fee is 15 percent. Drumming and Indian Teepee throughout the dan. Concession stand will be open.
Buchanan-Haralson Public Library
The Buchanan-Haralson Public Library is having a half-price book sale going on now. Many children’s books are now ten for $1. Browse adult fiction, romance, nonfiction and more. Stop by, get a great deal and support the library.
Descendants of S. L. Hilton and Abner Rivers Walton will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at John Tanner State Park Pavilion No. 3. Parking is $5 per vehicle. Bring family, picnic and pictures! Visit Web site: www.waltonhiltonreunion.org or call 770-841-1192.
Arrow plant diner
Employees of the Buchanan Arrow plant will meet for their annual dinner on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. at Phat Phils in Draketown (toward Dallas). For more info, call Mattie Sue at 770-646-3281 or Evelyn West at 770-748-6700.
All relatives of John T., Josie, Mattie Jane Hutcheson and Berry and Jayne Williams and the descendants of Lera Hutcheson Williams and G.F. Williams are invited to a reunion Saturday, Sept. 5, at Helton Howland Park, Tallapoosa. There will be a blast from the past memory table so bring your pictures and share. Come visit with long last relatives and meet new ones. Bring cover dish lunch to begin at noon in the pavilion. For more information, call Lanette at 770-574-8596.
Bremen First United Methodist will host a Family Benefit Car Wash on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Branham Hall Parking Lot. Come let us clean your car and help local families who are in need of assistance due to medical illness. All donations accepted.
Tour of Homes
The Dogwood Garden Club’s Harvest Tour of Homes will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, tickets are $10. Tickets can be purchased from club members prior to the event as well as at the West Georgia Museum the day of the event. Any one needing tickets can contact Stephanie Dees at 770-634-4524, Tallapoosa City Hall @ 770-574-2345 or any garden club member.
Tallatoona Haralson HRDC will distribute food from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23, on a first come first serve basis, while quantities last at the End Time Warriors for Christ on Carrollton Street in Buchanan (go around back). Please bring identification. To pick up for someone else you must bring a permission note from that person with their name, street address, income and household size. You must be a resident of Haralson County. For more information, call 770-646-3845.
Fall Fair on the Square
The Haralson County Historical Society/Downtown Buchanan Revitalization presents the annual “Fall Fair on the Square” Saturday, Sept. 19, in downtown Buchanan. There will be arts and crafts, food, children’s games and a parade at noon featuring the Haralson County High School Marching Band. The Friends of the Library (FOTL) will hold their annual BBQ lunch fundraiser. Tickets for the BBQ can be purchased at the Buchanan-Haralson Public Library or from any FOTL member. Call 770-646-3369 if you would like to be a vendor and or be a part of the entertainment or parade. As always, free parking and no admission. This is a great time to get an early start on Christmas shopping and be a part of the Chamber of Commerce’s “Buy Local” campaign.
Hunter Education Class
A Hunter Education Class is being offered from 6 - 10 p.m. on Sept. 8 and 10. You must attend both nights to be certified. The class will be held at the Haralson County Government Complex Center located at 155 Van Wert St., Buchanan (behind the Tax Commissioner’s Office). Please bring your social security number. Pre-registeration is recommended by logging on to The State of Georgia Department of Natural Resources Web site at www.georgiawildlife.com. There is no charge for the class. For more information contact Sgt. Danny Crook 770-646-3875.
Female Firearm Course
There will be a Female Firearm Course on Oct. 1 and 3. Anyone interested contact Bremen Police Department Lt. Blane Cochran at 770-537-4441.
The Mize reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 30, at the Poplar Springs Baptist Church Social Hall. Come and bring a covered dish. Lunch will be served around 1 p.m.
Buchanan High School Class of 1964 will have their 45th year reunion from 4 to 9 p.m. Sept. 26 at Timber Lodge in Tallapoosa. Contacts for more information are Jackie Hicks Roberts 770-574-7230 or Mavis Whitton Dearing 770-646-3652.
The descendants of Gus and Etta Pope will meet at 1 p.m. Sept. 13 in the fellowship hall of Steadman Baptist Church for a covered dish meal. Please come.