Middle Georgia Coin Club coin show this weekend January 27-29

A Coin and Currency Show is coming to Middle Georgia this weekend. January 27 – 29, the Middle Georgia Coin Club is sponsoring their annual coin show at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry. Over a hundred vendors will be in attendance with coins from around the world, as well as jewelry, fossils, postcards, stamps, and supplies.

Admission is free, parking is free, and there are even free appraisals. Not only is this a great opportunity to obtain a vintage and/or rare coin, but you could also bring the kids and make it an educational outing for the entire family.

For more information, contact Chip Davis at 478-329-7850 or chdavis@bellsouth.net or you can visit the website at www.MiddleGeorgiaCoinClub.com

When: Friday, January 27th 10am – 6pm; Saturday, January 28th 10am – 6pm; Sunday, January 29th 10am – 3pm

Where: Miller, Murphy, Howard Building of the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, GA (Exit 134 or Exit 135 off of I-75)

Cost: Free

St. Joseph’s School: The SJS House System

Macon Community News invites local schools to submit updates to better inform the residents of Macon and Middle Georgia about the good things happening in education. These updates are from St. Joseph’s Catholic School.

The “house” system has its roots in the British school system where boarding students are divided into mixed-age groups in order to help meet their basic physical, emotional, and social needs and to create a sense of a “family” as they compete against the other houses in sporting and charity events.

St. Josephs Thank You
Credit – St. Joseph’s Catholic School

The house system at St. Joseph’s Catholic School is for students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.  Students are divided into six houses during the Hat Sorting Ceremony at the beginning of the school year, and remain in the same house until they graduate from SJS. Each house is named after a saint and has a motto, mascot, color, and cheer. Teacher mentors oversee the houses, and house captains (student leaders who have applied and been selected for the position) help plan and lead the house meetings that occur once a month.

House members work together every month to earn points for their house by participating in church events, being involved in extracurricular activities, competing in school-wide contests, displaying positive behavior, engaging in service activities, and getting involved in additional activities that might be going on in the school, church, or community that month. The house that earns the most points each month wins a dress down day and a special lunch together, which includes an ice cream sundae bar. The house that earns the most points for the entire year is treated to a fun field trip at the end of the school year.

All the houses get together for a house-wide event four times throughout the school year.  These house-wide events encourage cooperation and team-building. The biggest house-wide event occurs in the spring: the House Cup Tournament. The tournament involves a series of relay races. The victor wins the House Cup, and the house that shows the most teamwork, positive spirit, and good sportsmanship during the races wins the Saints Award. Both of these awards are always on display in the trophy case in the front lobby of the school.

If your school or organization would like to publish an update, announcement or bulletin, please use our submission page. The submission should be ready for publication, but may be edited by us for style or formatting. We may be in touch after your submission for verification, to request photos or get more information.

Wings and Wheels Auto Show coming October 8th

Classic Firebird at the Wings and Wheels car show at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins.
This classic Firebird made an appearance last year. Photo by Steven Hodges.

Do you like to burn rubber in classic muscle cars? Do you have a penchant for antique automobiles? Or do you just like to generally have fun and eat some good food? Well, the Wings and Wheels Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show has you covered.

On Saturday, October 8, 2016, the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins will be hosting their 24 th annual automobile show. Here you will find cars, trucks, and motorcycles from all eras – antique cars, hot-rods, muscle cars, and modern cars. Basically, you can find an automobile from just about every decade.

There will be a live DJ playing all of your favorite tunes as you take in the spectacle. Winners of a 50/50 raffle will be periodically announced. There will also be plenty of food on hand as many local businesses set up both tents and food trucks for the event. Be sure to bring the kids too because Wings and Wheels is family friendly with plenty for children to do, including monster truck rides.

Classic T-Bird at the 2015 Wings and Wheels auto show.
This classic red Thunderbird was part of last year’s show. More cars like it will on display this year.

From the museum’s website, “This year’s Wings & Wheels show is a 1940’s themed event that will benefit the B-17 Flying Fortress restoration.  This year’s event will include food trucks, vendor tables, and to go with our 1940’s theme, we will have candy girls selling 50 / 50 raffle tickets.  If you would like to become a sponsor, or need more information about the show, please contact the Museum at (478) 923-6600.”

Along with the show, there’s also a poker run from 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm. You don’t have to pre-register for the event, but you can fill out the form ahead of time by visiting their website. Poker hands are $10 each, with cash prizes of $75, $50, and $25.

If you have a car, truck, or motorcycle you’d like to show off, registration begins at 8:00 am and runs ‘til 11:00 am, with awards being presented at 3:45 pm. The Museum of Aviation is located at 1942 Heritage Blvd., Robins AFB, GA.

Second Impressions consignment sale in full swing

Isobel models a little girl's dress, for sale at Second Impressions.
Isobel models a little girl’s dress, for sale at Second Impressions.

Second Impressions consignment sale is open, today from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Anderson Conference Center at 5171 Eisenhower Parkway in Macon.  Second Impressions is a gently-used clothing and toy sale for children, but they also have maternity clothing and a small selection of newborn necessities, like high chairs.

Macon Community News visited at the close of business Friday night, and the variety of clothing, toys, books, and other children’s items was impressive. Many of the items were still in their original packaging, and there were clothing items with original tags still on them. There were also lunchboxes, notebooks, and other school supplies for sale.

Parking and admission are free, and sales tax will also be free on qualifying items, including all clothing and school supplies.

Sam checking out one of the tables of toys at Second Impressions.
Sam checking out one of the tables of toys at Second Impressions.

Tomorrow, Sunday, July 31, 2016, many items are half-priced; these will be specially marked. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the sale will end at 6 p.m. The sale will be closed from 2-3 p.m. while the staff mark the special dollar deals. When the sale re-opens at 3 p.m., specially marked items will be sold for $1 each.

Bargain hunters, early Christmas shoppers, and families on a budget will find great deals on nice clothing and toys. While you are out enjoying tax-free shopping, add Second Impressions to your “must go” list.

There are a wide variety of toddler and preschool toys available at Second Impressions.
There are a wide variety of toddler and preschool toys available at Second Impressions.