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The Floyd County Sheriffs Office is hosting a “Give A Kid A Chance” event to hand out bookbags, school supplies and food for local children in need on Saturday, July 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the jail, 2526 New Calhoun Highway. Rome police also will be giving out car seats. Free food and beverages. While supplies last.

Silver Creek United Methodist Church, 36 Reeceburg Road, will sponsor a free community lunch on Saturday, July 24, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Hot dogs, baked beans, slaw, chips, dessert, and drinks. Service is drive-thru only. For more informatio­n, call or text 706506-6493.


Sand Springs Church Annual Homecoming will be held Sunday, July 25. Service will begin at 11 a.m. with dinner on the grounds following. Bring your covered dishes, insect spray and join in. The historic area church is located on Sand Springs Road in the Texas Valley community.


NWGA Center for Independen­t Living invites all people with disabiliti­es, agencies, nursing home facilities, youth organizati­ons, and other interested citizens to attend Spotlight: Whitfield on Thursday, July 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mack Gaston Community Center, 218 N. Frederick St., Dalton. For more informatio­n, contact Christina Holtzclaw at 706314-0008 or 628-246-1825, or choltzclaw@

The Friends of the Library is hosting a summer silent auction of items in five showcases at the Rome-floyd County Library, 205 Riverside Parkway, through Saturday, July 31, at 4 p.m. For a list of items visit the library or the Friends’ webpage at

The Floyd County Republican Women’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 3, At the palladium on the Coosa Valley Fairground­s, 69 Church St. Lunch is at 11:15 a.m. RSVP is required to eat. To RSVP call 706-291-9408, 706-346-2551 or 706-232-0076.

One Community United is sponsoring free movie night at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Movies at Mount Berry Square, 2820 Martha Berry Highway. The features are “The Heights,” “Black Panther,” and “Driving While Black.” The community is invited.

The Floyd County GOP Rally returns on Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Coosa Valley Fairground­s, 1400 Martin Luther Jr. Blvd. Doors open at 10 a.m., lunch at 10:30 a.m., program starts at 11 a.m. Entry is free. Lunch is $10. Preregiste­r at Sponsorshi­ps and vendor tables available.

Calhoun First Presbyteri­an Church, 829 Red Bud Road in Calhoun, invites you to Faith Moves Mountains Music Fest from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 8, featuring Fields of Grace, Anthony Patton and Belmont Ensemble. Love offerings accepted.

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