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The Cham­ber of Com­merce is hold­ing their an­nual mem­ber ap­pre­ci­a­tion break­fast and meet­ing on Feb. 1 at The De­pot in Rock­mart and will fea­ture free break­fast cour­tesy of the Chick-fil-A in Rock­mart for cham­ber mem­bers. Those mem­bers who are in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing can call the Cham­ber at 770-684-8760 or e-mail [email protected]­ge­or­

Get tick­ets now for the up­com­ing Op­ti­mist Club Ham and Egg Day set for Satur­day, Feb. 10 from 6 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Goodyear Civic Cen­ter on Prior Street in Cedar­town. The an­nual event helps raise money for lo­cal youth. Tick­ets are $7.50 per per­son, in­cludes break­fast and drinks, dine in or carry out. Pur­chase now at Per­fect Fit Al­ter­ations, State Farm In­surance across for Burger King or at Rudy Woods Ap­pli­ance on West Avenue in Cedar­town.

The Polk County GOP is hold­ing an in­au­gu­ral Youth Schol­ar­ship Fundrais­ing fea­tur­ing the comedic styling of “Janet Collins and Friends Com­edy Show,” at Stone Creek Inn on Satur­day, Feb. 10, 2018. Pro­ceeds are ear­marked for an­nual grants to a grad­u­at­ing se­nior from Cedar­town and Rock­mart High Schools. Din­ner and en­ter­tain­ment is the fare. Ta­bles seat­ing 10 can be pur­chased for $200, in­di­vid­ual tick­ets are $25, and cou­ple’s are $45. Seat­ing will be­gin at 6:30 p.m. For ticket in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Polk GOP Chair­man, Marc Wall, brend­[email protected]

The next spaghetti din­ner at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 12 will be on Wed­nes­day, Feb. 21from 5 to 7 p.m.. Spaghetti, meat­balls, gar­lic toast and salad, $5, all-you-can-eat. Come in and let us cook for you. Trivia be­gins at 6 p.m.

The Good Neigh­bor Cen­ter Food Bank in Cedar­town is look­ing for vol­un­teers to help once a week on Mon­day’s from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or Wed­nes­days from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vol­un­teers must be at least 18 years old and will help with event tasks such as reg­is­ter­ing re­cip­i­ents, pre­par­ing food boxes and stock­ing shelves. Train­ing avail­able. Please call 678-901-9184. Food bank is lo­cated at 71 Woodall Road.

The next West Ge­or­gia Spay/Neuter Clinic is com­ing to the Cedar­town-Polk County Hu­mane So­ci­ety on Wed­nes­day, Feb. 7. Head over to the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s of­fice at 608 Adam­son Road, Cedar­town, on Fri­days from 4 to 7 p.m. or Satur­days from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to fill out an ad­mis­sion and pre­pay for the surgery. Those want­ing more in­for­ma­tion can call 678-361-7304 for more in­for­ma­tion. Vac­cines and tests are avail­able for ex­tra cost as well. The next pickup date is sched­uled for Feb. 21.

Mem­bers are in­vited to join the Cedar­town Ex­change Club weekly on Thurs­days at 6 p.m. at the Chero­kee Coun­try Club for meet­ings and din­ner. New mem­bers from across Polk County are en­cour­aged to get in­volved by con­tact­ing club pres­i­dent- elect Ed­ward Guz­man at 770-546-2482 to take part in the or­ga­ni­za­tion that is in­volved in a wide range of com­mu­nity projects. Visit their web­site at cedar­townex­change­ to learn more. An­nual dues are re­quired to be a mem­ber.

Join the First Bap­tist Church at Cedar­town at 101 N. Col­lege St., for a night of gospel mu­sic fea­tur­ing Gold City on Sun­day, Feb. 25 start­ing at 6 p.m. The event is free, but a love of­fer­ing will be col­lected dur­ing the con­cert. All are in­vited to join.

A food pantry is open to those in need at God’s Store­house at 508 McKibben Road past New Be­gin­nings Church on Tues­days and Fri­days 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For emer­gency as­sis­tance call 404-859-2096 or 770-318-6991, or get in touch with the food bank at 470-774-7265.

Or­der T-shirts now through the Polk County Po­lice Depart­ment to help raise funds for the trust of Isaac Hearne. Con­tact 770-748-7331 to find out more de­tails.

Also sell­ing T-shirts is Sherry An­der­son, with the next or­der be­ing fi­nal­ized to­day. Call the City of Aragon 770-684-6563, or through An­der­son di­rectly at 678-901-2065 for more in­for­ma­tion.

The First Bap­tist Church of Cedar­town will wel­come Ken Smith, the staff evan­ge­list for First Bap­tist Church of Lees­burg, Fla., to come and speak dur­ing their morn­ing and evening wor­ship ser­vices at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sun­day, Feb. 18, 2018. The pub­lic is in­vited to at­tend to hear the highly sought speaker and ad­vi­sor, who has served team chap­lain to Florida State Univer­sity and Univer­sity of South Carolina, and serves on the Na­tional Board of Trus­tees for the Fel­low­ship of Chris­tian Ath­letes. The church is lo­cated at the cor­ner of Col­lege Street and Wis­sahickon Ave. in Cedar­town.

Ad­mis­sion is free for the Ferst Foun­da­tion of Polk County’s (a 501c3 non-profit) 4th An­nual Child­hood Lit­er­acy Fundraiser “An Af­ter­noon with the Au­thors” is com­ing up on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 25, 2018 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at In the Woods Per­for­mance and Event Venue, 2173 Cartersville Hwy, Rock­mart, Ga., 30153. The event in­cludes a silent auc­tion of au­to­graphed books by your fa­vorite au­thors, and also of de­li­cious cakes. Do­na­tions greatly ap­pre­ci­ated. All pro­ceeds to sup­port Ferst Foun­da­tion of Polk County’s mis­sion to pro­vide books to area preschool chil­dren, pre­par­ing them for read­ing and learn­ing suc­cess.

A Win­ter Bazaar is com­ing to the Chero­kee Golf and Coun­try Club in Cedar­town on Satur­day, Feb. 24 at 150 Club Drive from 8 a.m. to noon. Items for sale will in­clude jewelry, baked and canned goods, wardrobe ac­ces­sories and home decor. Ven­dor ap­pli­ca­tions are be­ing ac­cepted, but a lim­ited num­ber of ta­bles are for rent. Re­serve a 60-inch round ta­ble for $20, or a 36-inch square ta­ble for $10. Call Cory Huskins at 706853-1925 for more in­for­ma­tion now.

Save the Date now and get in­volved to­day in the Polk County Cham­ber of Com­merce’s Com­mu­nity Show­case, the busi­ness com­mu­nity expo and re­source fair that is back and bet­ter than ever. Visit polk­ge­or­, email [email protected]­ge­or­ or call 770684-8760 for more on how to take part.

In charge of com­mu­nity re­la­tions at your lo­cal church? The Polk County Cham­ber of Com­merce would like very much to talk to you. They are presently in the process of or­ga­niz­ing an up­dated di­rec­tory of area houses of wor­ship in the com­mu­nity and are hop­ing for the help of those or­ga­niz­ers who want to get their in­for­ma­tion to as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble. E-mail Mandy Mal­li­coat at mmalli­[email protected]­ge­or­ or call 770-684-8760 for more in­for­ma­tion about be­ing in­cluded in their up­dated church di­rec­tory.

Shiloh Bap­tist Church will be hold­ing their 170th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion com­ing up on Sun­day, March 18 with their 11 a.m. ser­vice. Those with a con­nec­tion to the church past or present who would like to par­tic­i­pate can con­tact Pas­tor Jamie New­some at 404425-8510 for more in­for­ma­tion.

The Ro­tary Club of Polk County meets weekly at the Richard­son Field De­pot in Rock­mart for lunch at noon ev­ery Tues­day and are en­cour­ag­ing mem­bers and po­ten­tial new mem­bers to take part. Con­tact Missy Ken­drick with the Ro­tary Club at 770-584-5234 for more on how to par­tic­i­pate or be­come a mem­ber. An­nual dues are re­quired to be a mem­ber.

The Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter-day Saints in Cedar­town, hosts a ge­neal­ogy group that meets from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thurs­day nights, ex­cept hol­i­days. There are no fees for these ses­sions and they are open to any­one. Please bring all of your ba­sic fam­ily his­tory (if you have it) such as names, birth-dates/death dates of par­ents, grand­par­ents, chil­dren, etc. Bring your lap­top or tablet, if you have one. If not, we can still help. Ques­tions? Con­tact us at 678-477-2861 and leave a mes­sage or visit our Face­book page at www.face­­i­lyQuest42/

The Sit ’n Stitch crafters group meet each Wed­nes­day ex­cept the last Wed­nes­day of the month. Bring a sack lunch, a project of your own, or help out with a mis­sion project and en­joy fel­low­ship with other crafters. No spe­cial skills are re­quired. For de­tails con­tact Made­line Brown at 678-435-5032.

The Ki­wa­nis Club of Cedar­town en­cour­ages mem­bers to take part in weekly meet­ings on Fri­days at noon at the Chero­kee County Club. Po­ten­tial new mem­bers are asked to get in touch with Rhonda Heuer, Club Sec­re­tary at 770-748-1016 to learn more about how you can take part in mak­ing the com­mu­nity a bet­ter place. An­nual dues are re­quired for mem­ber­ship. Visit ki­wa­ to learn about the club.

The Polk County Po­lice Depart­ment’s Of­fi­cer Andy An­der­son is team­ing up again with Blood As­sur­ance to hold a blood drive at the Po­lice Depart­ment head­quar­ters, lo­cated at 73 Clines In­gram Jack­son Road in Cedar­town on Mon­day, March 12. Times to be an­nounced and more in­for­ma­tion to come. Visit blood­as­sur­ to learn how to give blood to­day. Call An­der­son at the Polk County Po­lice Depart­ment at 770-748-7331 to learn how to help in blood do­na­tion ef­forts.

Check out the Rock­mart Farm­ers Mar­ket at the Sil­ver Comet Trail­head be­hind Southcrest Bank on Thurs­days from 2 to 6 p.m. after the hol­i­day break. Visit Rock­mart­farm­ers­mar­ for de­tails about ven­dors and up­com­ing classes.

The Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter Day Saints are pro­vid­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to lo­cal res­i­dents in­ter­ested in hear­ing the mes­sage of Je­sus Christ. For more in­for­ma­tion about how you can speak to lo­cal Elders, con­tact 687-852-7497, or visit their meet­ing house at 10005 N. Main St., Cedar­town for wor­ship ser­vices at 10 a.m. on Sun­days.

The Ferst Foun­da­tion Com­mu­nity Ac­tion Team meets the first Mon­day of the month at 5 p.m., al­ter­nately in Cedar­town and Rock­mart. Call 404- 862- 1273 for the meet­ing location. Find out more about how to help im­prove child­hood lit­er­acy in Polk County at fer­st­foun­da­

Shiloh Bap­tist Church would like to invite the com­mu­nity to come par­tic­i­pate in wor­ship ser­vices weekly at their sanc­tu­ary at 433 Shiloh Road. Join the church for Sun­day school at 10 a.m., fol­lowed by 11 a.m. ser­vice or Wed­nes­day nights at 6 p.m. Call Pas­tor Jamie New­some for more in­for­ma­tion at 404-425-8510.

The Ge­or­gia Le­gal Ser­vices Pro­gram’s Claire Sher­burne will be on hand at One Door Polk in Cedar­town ev­ery fourth Mon­day to help those in need with free civil le­gal ser­vices to low-in­come per­sons. This in­cludes cases re­lated to hous­ing, em­ploy­ment, ed­u­ca­tion, do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, con­sumer fraud, wills, health­care and more. Call 404-206-5175 for more in­for­ma­tion.

The Cedar­town Op­ti­mist Club meets on Thurs­day morn­ings at 7:30 a.m. for their weekly break­fast meet­ing and en­cour­ages mem­bers to join in and take part at the Goodyear Civic Cen­ter on Prior Street in Cedar­town. Those in­ter­ested in join­ing the Op­ti­mist Club and help lo­cal youth or­ga­ni­za­tions can con­tact Ron­nie Din­gler by e-mail at [email protected]­

Cedar Lake Chris­tian Cen­ter is a non-de­nom­i­na­tional com­mu­nity who in­vites any­one look­ing to find the holy spirit within them to come join in ser­vices on Sun­day morn­ings at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Neil Hop­per, along with His­panic ser­vices as well to the com­mu­nity. Those in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing can join in at Cedar Lake Chris­tian Cen­ter, lo­cated at 1890 Rome High­way, Cedar­town. For more in­for­ma­tion call 770-608-0651.

The Polk County Alzheimer’s Care­giver Sup­port group will meet monthly on the first Mon­day at 11 a.m. at Polk Med­i­cal Cen­ter. Those in­ter­ested can join for fel­low­ship and lunch in the cafe­te­ria. For more in­for­ma­tion call John Giglio at 678-246-8188.

Join the Church of God of the Union As­sem­bly, 32 Prospect Road, Rock­mart, for praise and wor­ship weekly. The church wel­comes any­one to come and wor­ship reg­u­larly on Sun­days and Wed­nes­days as well. Praise and youth ser­vices are held at 7 p.m. on Wed­nes­day nights, and ser­vices start at 10:30 a.m. on Sun­day fol­low­ing Sun­day School at 9:45 a.m. Call Pas­tor Jesse Starnes at 678-7574572 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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