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Weekend Snack Program

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Jasper, GA – Some children get a free or reduced breakfast and lunch during the week, but do not have enough food or any food on the weekends.  

The weekend snack program sends out a small bag of food for needy children so they will have food on the weekends. This helps families who are barely getting by or can’t afford to feed their entire household.

This year, the group has decided to also provide small canned hams to children so that they can enjoy a special treat for their Christmas dinner and throughout their break.

Our community shows need for this program with around 100 children signed up.

Allowed Food Items:

  • Individual packages of crackers with cheese, peanut butter, etc.
  • Pop tarts
  • Granola bar or other healthy snack bars
  • Fruit snacks (in individual sealed bags)
  • Mac and cheese
  • Individual boxes of cereal, oatmeal, grits
  • Small individual cans of meats (Vienna sausage, Beanie weenies, Ravioli or other small cans of meat)
  • Or any other items that would be easy for a child to eat or cook and keeps well outside of the refrigerator – many items come in individual containers so it is easy to find

 

For more information, contact Fran Bishop, Volunteer Coordinator at efrbishop@gmail.com or 770-735-1434

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First Annual Cornbread Reunion

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Jasper, GA – The first annual Cornbread Reunion was held Saturday, August 12, by The Pickens Arts and Cultural Alliance (PACA) in downtown Jasper.

The event included artist demonstrations, raffles for $2,000 worth of art from regional artists, free rock painting, music, and cornbread hoecakes. Tasty fixings such as collard greens were served with the hoecakes to give everyone a true southern feel.

Local artists such as Billy Roper, Peter Loose, Stanley Ferguson, Heather Poole, Randy Tabias, Miz Thang, Kip Ramey, Arthur McIntyre, and Sam Granger were featured at the event presenting outstanding pieces of art from pottery bowls to metal sculptures.

In the heat of the day, those attending also had a chance to cool off by soaking the volunteers at the featured dunking booth, at the cost of a dollar a throw. Proceeds from the dunking booth and raffle tickets went to the local arts community through PACA.

The Alliance hopes to bring back the arts to Pickens County while making the Cornbread Reunion a recurring event.

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June Business After Hours

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June Business After Hours

The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce offers a wonderful monthly opportunity for Chamber members, as well as the public, to come together at a local business to enjoy food, fun,  Networking and an opportunity to win some cash!

The June Business After Hours was hosted by Jasper Dental Associates. Cash sponsors for this month’s event were HVAC Consulting and Design, Pepsi Beverages Company, Crafting on the Hill, Northside Hospital, and R & R Body Shop.

There were many door prizes given away as well. Joe Shipta won a gift bag from that was full of goodies from Gypsy Roots. Dixie Stewart won a $25 gift certificate for Gypsy Roots from the Pickens  County Chamber of Commerce. Wanda Cornelius won a case of Pepsi products, and Katie Frisbee won a gift bag and certificate from Crafting on the Hill. There was a $325 cash drawing as well, which no one won.

Ralph Streeter and Trena Jones both won a sonic toothbrush form Jasper Dental Associates. Deborah Ledbetter won a take home bleach kit that also came from Jasper Dental Associates. Makayla Chastain won a gift bag from R & R Body Shop.

Mark your calendar to attend the July Business After Hours on Tuesday, July 18 th at 4:30 PM at North Georgia Pregnancy Center.

For more information on our monthly Business After Hours or any Chamber event please visit our website at www.pickenschamber.com or call the Chamber at 706-692- 5600.

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