Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Help Needed for Grandchild's Funeral

We at the Fayette Front Page and Georgia Front Page have become aware of a situation through our involvement with Fayette FACTOR that we'd like to share with our readers... We hope some of you will be inclined to help this grandmother in need.

A grandmother has just lost a grandson to Muscular Dystrophy, a horrible debilitating illness. Her son died of this years ago. She took care of both boys through their illnesses and death. She continues to care for a 10 year old (healthy) granddaughter.

A school Parapro stepped in to raise money for the funeral that was a few weeks back. The fund is about $1500 short right now. Any amount you were able to contribute would be greatly appreciated. If there is any monies left in the fund Susan Rodgers, the Parapro, will apply it directly to other expenses this grandmother has.

If you would like to contribute:
Please make checks payable to:
Susan RodgersWrite "Wesley Hall" in the FOR line please!
Susan RodgersP. O. Box 422Sharpsburg, GA 30277

There is a good chance this grandmother and 10 year old granddaughter may have to move from their 3 bedroom apt to a 2 bedroom and this may require money they obviously do not have. Grandma is emotionally and physically spent as you can imagine.

6th Annual Bill Grace Teddy Bear Motorcycle Ride

On Saturday July 28th the local chapter of the Red Knights Firefighters Motorcycle club in conjunction with the Dixie Star Riders in Conyers will be sponsoring the 6th annual Bill Grace Teddy Bear Motorcycle ride. The purpose of the ride is to raise money to buy Teddy Bears. These small stuffed animals are distributed to area Police, Fire and EMS agencies to give to children that been involved in a stressful situation such as an injury or illness. Many times this is just enough of a distraction to calm a child and allow public safety officials to properly care for the child. Last years event raised enough funds to purchase close to 6000 Teddy bears. The Griffin ride will begin at GTO’s parking lot on the north expressway and will be Lead by Members of chapter 11 of the Red Knights Motorcycle Club. Registration is at 8:30 Am and leaves for Monticello at 9:45. This ride will meet with two other rides in Monticello and then the entire group will ride to Conyers where lunch and door prizes will be provided. Cost of the ride is a rider determined donation to the effort. For more information you ca contact Bobby Norton at 770-833-3900 (Conyers) or Joe White at 678-859-3718 (Griffin).

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Attention High Schoolers

Are you thinking about college Often good grades aren't enough.... community involvement is a big plus when you are applying to colleges. Volunteering at the Real Life Store is a fun, easy way to jump in and get involved with helping the local community. If you are 16 or older, take some time this summer to check out the store at 992 Senoia Rd. in Tyrone. You can give as little as three hours of your time to earn community involvement and be a part of ministry at the same time! For more information, contact the Real Life Store at 770.632.3590.