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Get ready now for the 2019 WELSHFest in Rock­mart! The event is sched­uled for March 16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will fea­ture a va­ri­ety of ven­dors, events and more in down­town Rock­mart. Check back in next week’s edi­tion for more on the forth­com­ing fun.

On Satur­day, March 2, 2019 at 9 a.m., the Polk County Repub­li­can Party will con­vene Precinct Mass Meet­ings to elect Del­e­gates and Al­ter­nates to the Polk County Repub­li­can Party Con­ven­tion at the Chero­kee Coun­try Club, 150 Club Drive in Cedar­town. Reg­is­tra­tion will be­gin at 8 a.m. The con­ven­tion will start at 10 a.m., and costs are $10. Con­tact Dr. Marc Wall at 770-749-0420 about the up­com­ing con­ven­tion and monthly meet­ings of the party.

Fu­ture brides will want to come out to Hightower Falls com­ing up on Sun­day, March 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. for their 2019 Bridal Show! Ad­mis­sion is free for the event and ven­dors will in­clude cater­ers, pho­tog­ra­phers, florists, DJs, and more. Sam­ples of cater­ing items will be avail­able, along with dis­counts and door prizes in­clud­ing a free wed­ding date giveaway by Hightower Falls! Con­tact [email protected] high­tow­er­ to learn more.

Sign up now to take part in the forth­com­ing Cham­ber-spon­sored Lunch and Learn se­ries, com­ing up again on Fri­day, March 8. The bi-monthly classes pro­vided by Chick-fil-A of Rock­mart owner Zach Thomas gives peo­ple the op­por­tu­nity to learn how Chick-fil-A pro­motes ser­vant lead­er­ship at all lev­els of the com­pany and in life. Visit polk­ge­or­ to learn more, or call 770-684-5686 to reg­is­ter to­day! Costs for the class in­clude lunch.

MasterChef Ju­nior is hold­ing a cast­ing call in At­lanta at the Hil­ton in down­town at 255 Court­land St. NE on Satur­day, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show is look­ing for tal­ented young cooks to come take part in the new sea­son with Chef Gor­don Ram­say, and are look­ing for 8 to 13 year olds to come join the se­ries. Mi­nors must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult. Signup now at mas­terchefju­nior­cast­ for ap­pli­ca­tion in­struc­tions, au­di­tion guide­lines, el­i­gi­bil­ity re­quire­ments and more.

The Easter Bunny will be hop­ping into Cedar­town ahead of the hol­i­day on Satur­day, April 6 in Rock­mart for the an­nual Fam­ily Sav­ings Credit Union egg hunt. The event starts at 10 a.m. with a dec­o­rat­ing con­test, fol­lowed by the bunny hop sack race and egg race, and the hunt at 11:30 a.m. Find Fam­ily Sav­ings Credit Union on Fel­ton Drive in Rock­mart. For ages 12 and younger. Call 770-6848601 to learn more.

Mark cal­en­dars now for fun dur­ing spring­time in Cedar­town. The Cedar­town Ju­nior Ser­vice league has their com­mu­nity Easter Egg hunt planned for Sun­day, April 7, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Peek Park. Check back for more in­for­ma­tion about the event in March as it draws closer here in the pages of the Stan­dard Jour­nal.

Give a child a safe place to go af­ter school and learn valu­able lessons about com­mu­nity, life and aca­demics by get­ting in­volved in the Boys & Girls Club of North­west Ge­or­gia in Cedar­town. Visit their cen­ter at 321 E. Queen St., Cedar­town from 2:30 to 6 p.m. on week­days and bring your chil­dren ages 5-18 for af­ter­noon ac­tiv­i­ties. For more in­for­ma­tion on how to par­tic­i­pate or vol­un­teer, call our of­fice at 770-7490869 or email [email protected] bgc­n­

In­ter­ested in be­com­ing a Fos­ter or Adop­tive Par­ent? Open your heart to a child in need and find out how you can help. Join oth­ers who seek the love of a child ev­ery sec­ond Tues­day night of each month at 6 p.m. at Polk County Divi­sion of Fam­ily and Chil­dren Ser­vices of­fice, 100 County Loop Road in Cedar­town. In­for­ma­tion ses­sions ex­plain what is re­quired to be­come a fos­ter or adop­tive par­ent in Ge­or­gia. For more in­for­ma­tion please call Robin Forston at 404895-6517 or email robin. [email protected] or call 1-877-210-KIDS. Visit www. fos­ter­ge­or­ for more in­for­ma­tion.

The Polk County Demo­cratic Com­mit­tee Meets on the sec­ond Satur­day of ev­ery month at 9:30 a.m. In the “even” months (Fe­bru­ary, April, June, Au­gust, etc.) the or­ga­ni­za­tion meets at The Rock­mart Li­brary at 316 N. Pied­mont Ave., Rock­mart and dur­ing the “odd” months (Jan­uary, March, etc.) they meet at the Cedar­town Wel­come Cen­ter, 609 Main St., Cedar­town, GA 30125.

USAPA Pick­el­ball Am­bas­sador Da­neen Eng­land is hold­ing a free pick­le­ball clinic ev­ery Mon­day (weather per­mit­ting) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rock­mart Ten­nis courts, lo­cated at 436 Hogue Av­enue, Rock­mart. Loaner pad­dles and all nec­es­sary equip­ment will be on hand to learn t he sport. This is a free event for any­one and they just need to wear com­fort­able gym clothes and ten­nis shoes. Con­tact Eng­land at 770356-1282, or by e-mail at [email protected]­ for more in­for­ma­tion.

The of­fice of Ex­cep­tional Stu­dents of Polk School District is avail­able to as­sist with the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties and pro­vi­sion a free ap­pro­pri­ate pub­lic ed­u­ca­tion be­gin­ning at the age of three through the age of 21. If you sus­pect your child is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing any de­vel­op­men­tal de­lay or you sus­pect your child might have a dis­abil­ity and would like as­sis­tance or for more in­for­ma­tion about ser­vices avail­able through Polk School District, con­tact the PSD Ex­cep­tional Stu­dent Ser­vices of­fice at 770-684-8718.

Lutheran Ser­vices of Ge­or­gia’s Her­itage Adop­tion Pro­gram part­ners with DFCS to find For­ever Fam­i­lies for chil­dren wait­ing in Ge­or­gia’s fos­ter care sys­tem. In­for­ma­tion Ses­sions are held on the third Thurs­day of ev­ery month at 6 p.m. at the Rome Of­fice, lo­cated at 336 Broad St., Suite 200. In­di­vid­ual ses­sions may be sched­uled to ac­com­mo­date fam­i­lies as needed. For more email [email protected] or call 706-506-0649.

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Need help with the bills dur­ing the win­ter, and are a se­nior? Tal­la­toona CAP will be­gin ac­cept­ing ap­point­ments for the Low In­come Home En­ergy As­sis­tance Pro­gram (LIHEAP) for Se­nior House­holds 65 & older and Home­bound House­holds. Ap­point­ments for the Gen­eral Pub­lic will be ac­cepted be­gin­ning in De­cem­ber. Ap­point­ments are pro­vided on a first come first served ba­sis un­til funds are ex­hausted. Polk County res­i­dents who qual­ify will re­ceive ei­ther $310.00 or $350.00 to­ward their heat­ing bill (heat­ing source). To sched­ule an ap­point­ment or to re­quest a home­bound ap­point­ment, visit our web­site at www. tal­la­ and click BookNow, or call 770-817-4666.

Belles of the Ball are bring­ing the chance for girls in need to have a chance to get a free prom dress for the forth­com­ing sea­son. The or­ga­ni­za­tion is hold­ing their sec­ond event in At­lanta on March 16 at the At­lanta YMCA off Pryor Road. The group’s in­ven­tory in­cludes more than 500 dresses, and DJs, food, vouch­ers for free hair styling and more are part of the fun. Con­tact belle­sof­[email protected] for more in­for­ma­tion.

Vic­tory Bap­tist Church’s Bread of Life Food Pantry is now open. One bag of non­per­ish­able food, five items to pick from pro­duce, eggs and milk and two items from frozen meats, breads and oth­ers will be avail­able. ID is re­quired. Limit of two IDs per ad­dress. Reg­u­lar hours are Mon­days, 1 to 3 p.m.; Tues­days, 5 to 7 p.m.; and Thurs­days, 8 to 10 a.m.

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 will in­clude all cases re­lated to hous­ing, em­ploy­ment, ed­u­ca­tion, do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, con­sumer fraud, wills, health­care and other is­sues in­volved in the le­gal com­pli­ca­tions of ev­ery­day life. Call 404-2065175 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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.

Aragon First United Methodist Church of­fers a food pantry for the com­mu­nity to use if they need as­sis­tance. They are open Mon­days from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Tues­day morn­ings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. A pic­ture ID is re­quired to par­tic­i­pate. Call 770-6844855 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Cel­e­brate Re­cov­ery meets ev­ery Mon­day night at the First Bap­tist Church of Rock­mart start­ing with din­ner at 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Large Group at 7 p.m. and Small Share Group at 8 p.m.

Soup and Sav­ior, a lo­cal non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion, meets from 6 to 7 p.m. Tues­days to pro­vide needed items to de­serv­ing peo­ple. This in­cludes a free meal (soup), cloth­ing and gives other as­sis­tance. Meet­ings are held at Glad Tid­ings, lo­cated at 703 Robert L Parks Blvd. in Cedar­town. Do­na­tions are ac­cepted.

S.C.A.R.S., or Sec­ond Chance Ad­dic­tion Re­cov­ery So­lu­tions, will be­gin meet­ing at the Goodyear Civic Cen­ter in Cedar­town on Wed­nes­day, March 6 and will con­tinue on weekly on Wed­nes­days fol­low­ing at 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. S.C.A.R.S. is a faith-based, 12-step re­cov­ery pro­gram that in­cludes a meal and wor­ship ser­vices fol­low­ing the group ses­sion. The pro­gram is be­ing or­ga­nized by Wes­ley Chapel Com­mu­nity Church of Cedar­town. Con­tact Joshua Nichols at 404938-2075 or Scot­tie Ray at 678-988-9056 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Just Us Min­istries Inc. Food Bank has distri­bu­tion ev­ery Tues­day and Thurs­day at 904 Young Farms Road in Cedar­town. On Tues­day the distri­bu­tion is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Thurs­days from 10 a.m. to noon. A pic­ture ID is re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion call 770-687-1009 or 678-9013354, e-mail jus­tus­min. [email protected], or visit Jus­tus­min­

Take back your life and get help. Nar­conon can help you take steps to over­come ad­dic­tion in your fam­ily. Call to­day for free for screen­ings or re­fer­rals at 1-800-431-1754.


Anna Kresge United Methodist Church in­vites chil­dren, kinder­garten age through mid­dle school, to come to Kresge Kids each Wed­nes­day from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sup­per is pro­vided. There is also a high school youth pro­gram as well. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 706-346-3100.

Rock­mart First United Methodist Church in­vites the com­mu­nity to come out and join in wor­ship on Sun­days and Wed­nes­days at the church lo­cated at 135 W. Church St. Sun­day morn­ing wor­ship be­gins with Bi­ble study at 9:45 a.m., fol­lowed by Sun­day school at 10 a.m. for all ages, and an 11 a.m. wor­ship ser­vice. Wed­nes­day night in­cludes at 5 p.m. com­mu­nity meal on the last Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month, 6 p.m. Bi­ble study and choir prac­tice at 7 p.m. Weekly chil­dren’s events at the church in­clude a 5:45 p.m. chil­dren and youth meal, 6:15 Chil­dren’s mu­sic and MYF, fol­lowed by L.I.F.E. at 6:54 p.m. All are in­vited to join in. Call Rev. Martha Dye at 770-684-6251or e-mail [email protected] net for more in­for­ma­tion or ques­tions. The church also up­dates weekly on their web­site at rock­mar­

Har­mony Bap­tist Church, 882 Lit­tle Har­mony Rd, Cedar­town (Esom Hill area) in­vites ev­ery­one to at­tend their weekly Sun­day morn­ing Ser­vices. First Sun­day morn­ing ser­vice be­gins at 9:45 a.m. with Sun­day School fol­lowed by wor­ship ser­vice at 11 a.m.. Our doors are open to all and we are look­ing for­ward to see­ing you. For more in­for­ma­tion visit our Face­book page, Har­mony Bap­tist church, Cedar­town.

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.

Cedar Lake Chris­tian Cen­ter is a non­de­nom­i­na­tional com­mu­nity who in­vites any­one look­ing to find the Holy Spirit within them to come join in wor­ship 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.

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.

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