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2014 Veterans Day Observance Hosted by CAF Dixie Wing

Friday, October 31st, 2014
Nov
8
9:00 am

2012 Veterans Day Scout SaluteOn Saturday, November 8th, veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be honored at Peachtree City’s 2014 Veterans Day Observance hosted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing.   The program will be held during the flying museum’s fourth annual Veterans Day Open House, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  The open house and program is free to the public.

The open house will begin at 9:00 a.m. with tours of the CAF Dixie Wing Historical Airpower Facility museum and workshop where vintage aircraft are restored and maintained.  Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions regarding current projects and education exhibits.  A variety of vintage military vehicles and aircraft will be on display, including the CAF Dixie Wing’s World War II-era planes.

It is estimated that over 2.8 million Americans have served in Iraq and Afghanistan during the Global War in Terror beginning in 2011, with many servicemen and servicewomen serving multiple tours over the last thirteen years.

Music Alive, Peachtree City’s Official Ambassadors of Song, will perform patriotic songs beginning at 10:30 a.m., followed by a program that includes a launch of Dixie Wing aircraft at 11:00 a.m., recognition of local veterans and guest speakers that include Masters of Ceremonies Col Bob Grove USAF, Ret. and Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch.

New to the Veterans Day program is a flyover lead by Dixie Wing warbirds, scheduled for 12:30 p.m..

The CAF Dixie Wing was founded in 1987 as the 83rd chapter of the Commemorative Air Force.  The all-volunteer organization has grown to 250 members that have restored and regularly fly six World War II aircraft.  In addition to participating in over twenty air shows throughout the United States, the Dixie Wing hosts patriotic and educational events, as well as free tours for schools and youth groups.

Previous Peachtree City Veterans Day programs have honored veterans from World War II, the Korean War and the Viet Nam War.  Veterans from all eras are encouraged to attend the program.

Veterans Day dates back to 1918, when President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11th Armistice Day to remember the sacrifices of the men and women made during World War I.  After World War II, Armistice Day was expanded to celebrate all veterans.  On June 1, 1954, congress approved replacing “Armistice” with “Veterans,” and it has been known as Veterans Day since.

The 2014 Peachtree City Veterans Day Observance is hosted as a public service by the CAF Dixie Wing in cooperation with the city of Peachtree City and Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field.   For more info, please contact CAF Dixie Wing Veterans Day Coordinator Mike McGowan, m36462@gmail.com / 678-364-1110.  Website www.dixiewing.org.

The Commemorative Air Force is a non-profit organization dedicated to flying and restoring World War II aircraft in Honor of American Military Aviation.  Based in Midland, Texas, the organization has over 12,000 members and operates a fleet of over 157 vintage aircraft distributed to 83 units located in 25 states.  www.commemorativeairforce.org

Rep. Westmoreland to Be Keynote Speaker at Tyrone Veterans Day Celebration

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

The Town of Tyrone invites citizens to their annual Veterans Day celebration on Tuesday, November 11th at 11:00 a.m. at Veteran’s Park in Tyrone, across from the Post Office on Senoia Road.  United State Congressman Lynn Westmoreland will be the Keynote Speaker.

PROGRAM of EVENTS:  Veterans Day Celebration

PTC Seeks Applications for Volunteer Board Positions

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Do you have specific areas of knowledge or areas of interest that would help your community?  Peachtree City is accepting applications for several non-paid volunteer positions on local boards:

  • Recreation & Special Events Advisory Board (three seats and one alternate)
  • Peachtree City Airport Authority (one seat, one alternate)
  • Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority (one seat)
  • Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau – (one alternate for Hotel/Motel representative, one seat for Recreation Venue representative)

Applications are available online at www.peachtree-city.org/jobs and are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 28.  With the exception of the CVB’s specific representative qualifications, applicants must have lived in Peachtree City for at least six months.

Early Voting Underway

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Early voting is underway at the Peachtree City Library (201 Willowbend Drive), Tyrone Town Hall (882 Senoia Road) or the Fayette County Elections Office (140 Stonewall Avenue West, Suite 208)  Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., through October 31.

The County Elections Office only will be open for voting on Saturday, October 24, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  All advance voting ends at 5:00 p.m. on October 31. 

The election will be held on November 4. Polls will be open 7:00 a.m. – 7:00. p.m.

The JOY FM to Provide Thanksgiving Dinner for Families in Need

Monday, October 20th, 2014

The mission of 93.3 The JOY FM is to be a light of hope and joy during the holidays. For nearly five years now, The JOY FM has worked with local businesses and food pantries during the holidays to ensure a Thanksgiving dinner is available for families needing assistance. The help comes in the form of a one-week event called T-Shirts For Turkeys, and it’s coming to Fayette County again!

During T-Shirts For Turkeys listeners and the public will be invited to stop by a participating Chick-Fil-A restaurant during a 2-hour live radio event. Purchase a frozen turkey or bring $10 or more in cash, check or gift card – or what is commonly referred to as a “paper” turkey. Any gift of a turkey, whether frozen or paper, receives The JOY FM t-shirt as a keepsake.

All the food and funds will benefit local food banks serving Fayette County and the surrounding area. The JOY FM will have a live broadcast from most of the events.  Last year more than 12,000 people were fed through The JOY FM T-Shirts for Turkeys campaign.

For more information go to:  www.georgia.thejoyfm.com

EVENT DATES:

Saturday, November 8 – noon-2:00 p.m. @ 1st Franklin Financial in Fayetteville, benefiting the Midwest Food Bank

Monday, November 10 – 5:00-7:00 p.m. @ Chick-fil-A  Starr’s Mill in Peachtree City and Chick-fil-A  Towne Center in Fayetteville, benefiting Real Life Center

Wedensday, November 12 – 5:00-7:00 p.m. @ Chick-fil-A Kedron Village in Peachtree City, benefiting Real Life Center

Fayette County Looking for Artists for 2014 Exhibition

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Saville Studios in conjunction with The Fayette County Public Arts Committee is encouraging artists to show their work at the 2014 exhibition. We have a goal to present artwork for display so that Fayette County may begin to make its mark on the map for the Fine Arts. We look forward to meeting you and viewing your artwork. For a printable application and guidelines, please visit www.SavilleStudios.com.   Download information and artist application here:     2014 Juried Art Show_PR (2)

Meet the People Who Make this County Work – Fayette: Face to Face

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

The second annual Fayette Face to Face Event will be held at Fayette County Public Library on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Stop by a meet the county leadership team – all twenty seven departments of the Fayette County Government will be in attendance, along with city departments from the City of Fayetteville, the Fayette Chamber of Commerce and the Fayette County School System.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the various departments of county and city governments as well as organizations in Fayette County that provide resources to Fayette citizens.  It is a chance for citizens to network and have discussions to promote sharing resources throughout the community.  There will also be a “Touch a Truck” event in the library parking lot for kids of all ages.

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Fayette County Branch NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
Oct
25
6:00 pm

The Fayette County Branch NAACP cordially invites Fayette citizens to the 17th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet, Saturday, October 25th, 2014.  Reception begins at 6:00 p.m., Dinner is at 7:00 p.m.

The banquet will take place at Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree Hotel & Conference Center, 201 Aberdeen Parkway, Peachtree City, GA  30269.

Honorary Program Chair is The Honorable Representative Virgil Fludd and the theme this year is “Lift Every Voice and Vote.”

Tickets are $70.oo per person or $700.00 per table.

More information or to purchase tickets 770-719-0806 or 770-856-3271 or at www.fcnaacp.org

Donations to local NAACP branches are not tax deductible.

Great Georgia Air Show This Weekend!

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

It’s a weekend filled with breathtaking aerial stunts, roaring jet trucks, fireworks and activities for fun seekers of all ages. The Great Georgia Airshow (GGAS) will return to Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field, Peachtree City, GA, October 11-12, 2014 with a new line-up that promises to dazzle, entertain and inspire aviation enthusiasts and future aviators, engineers and scientists. The weekend will kick-off Saturday, Oct. 11th at 9am when the gates open to begin the day airshow. At 5pm on Saturday, the fun continues when the gates reopen for the second annual night show that includes a jet truck and fireworks.
The GGAS roster includes some of the most highly regarded performers in the air show community. Joining the 2014 show will be the nationally renowned Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, Doug Mathews with his F-86/T-33, the always hilarious Otto the Helicopter and Vertigo Airshows, a jet glider. New for this year, Redline Airshows and Julie Clark. The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing will again parade its fleet of meticulously restored World War II-era aircraft, while Viet Nam War-era helicopters will be provided by the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation.
Thanks to a reputation as one of the best air shows in the region, GGAS was named a Top 20 Event by the Southeastern Tourism Association, but organizers believe the best is yet to come.
“75% of the performers are new to the show” said Air Show Director Angie Faulise “and we have totally reinvented our program so there are a wider range of activities and experiences, including a night show on Saturday a KidsZone, fireworks, flight simulators and a variety of hospitality packages.”
Night shows are new to the air show circuit, but they already have proven to be extremely popular with spectators by combining precision flying with spotlights, strobes, illuminated smoke, a fireworks display and music to create a stunning experience. The GGAS Saturday Night Show will begin at 6:30pm.
For thrill seekers, GGAS offers rides in warbirds, monster trucks, helicopters, a zip line, mechanical bull riding and while vendors of all types will be on hand for souvenir hunters.

Last Chance for Tickets to Midwest Food Bank Dinner & Silent Auction

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

The 2nd annual Midwest Food Bank Dinner and Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m. at the Midwest Food Bank warehouse. This year the dinner will be catered by Pat’s Gracious Gatherings. Al Mead is the guest speaker. Mr. Mead won the gold medal in the long jump in the 1988 Seoul Paralympics and is has been inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and the USA Track &  Field Georgia Hall of Fame. During the 1996 games in Atlanta, he served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the 1996 Paralympic Organizing Committee. He is currently an Associate Pastor at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville, GA. Come out and support the Midwest Food Bank – Georgia Division. All proceeds from this dinner go back into the community. Each dollar earned not only helps Midwest to continue serving the 91 agencies on their list, but also will help them serve the 40 agencies on their waiting list. Tickets are $50 per person and ticket sales end Tuesday, October 7th. Reserve your ticket or buy a table before October 7th ! http://peachtree.midwestfoodbank.org/news-and-updates/article/2014/08/2014-dinner-and-silent-auction

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