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Page 8C March 7, 2.018 ; l orter nutt: ' that way and says the plant sale not Continued from Front only helps teach the kids about work and money on Saturday, March 24 but also about educat- beginning at 10 a.m. ing and helping others, This year's sale will too. The Hallman kids feature nine varieties of will be happy to help Heirloom tomatoes, five you pick out the perfect varieties of Heirloom plants and load them up peppers and three vari- for you, eties of heirloom basil. For additional infor- There will also be yellow mation, go to Jean's squash, zucchini and Facebook page: Macon cucumber plants for a Heirloom Tomato Sale. total of over 600 plants There you will find addi- this year. tional sale dates, times The HaUmans enjoy and other details and sharing their love of the address of the sale growing and eating location (in Kingswood Heirloom plants Forest subdivision). Jean says she is a "little Morocco Coleman to address Blue Bridge Society Morocco Coleman of Atlanta will speak to the Blue Bridge Society on Monday, March 12 at 7 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church Parish House, 62 North Jackson St Forsyth, chronicling the life and times of his amazing Grandfather and his friends. The identity of his grandfather will be a closely guarded secret until Coleman's captivat- ing presentation. Those attending will be sur- - prised and entertained to hear the personal memories Coleman has ofhis grandfather. Clue: Coleman's grandfather is a national figure but not on the political stage. Although he opted to speak about his grandfa- ther, Coleman has many stories of his own life he could tell. In 1964, Coleman won first place in the low hurdles and the 120-yard high hur- dles at Grady stadium in Atlanta in the first-ever integrated City Track Championship. He attended North Carolina Central University and continued his impressive track career, even run- ning track after joining theArmyin 1967. He was scheduled to attend qualifying for the 1968 Olympics, but Uncle Sam had a different idea and sent him to Vietnam. Coleman is a deco- rated Vietnam veteran who has devoted his life to veterans, veter- ans' issues, and causes. He retired from the Georgia Department of Labor as the Assistant Director for the Office of Veterans Programs where he was responsi- Wendy Sherlock and Sheila Wells Benoit took their home- town newspaper along to the snowy country of Big Sky, Montana. The Hallman children help a customer with her pur- chase of heirloom plants. ble for the planning and execution of state-wide Veterans' Employment and Training Services Programs. He is active in many veterans, civic, and civil rights organizations. He has been a member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen since 1985, and has a close and personal bond with these heroes. He is currently Chairman of the Committee for Veterans Employment and Training of the Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust, Washington, D.C. Coleman has pub- lished his first book, "Coming Full Circle," which chronicles his Vietnam experiences and the aftermath of those experiences. He is an avid and competitive bridge player. The Blue Bridge Society meets the second Monday of each month; the public is invited. Come learn the identity of Coleman's grandfa- ther! Continued from Front Sessions Drive in Macon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. through April 16. You must bring social security cards for yourself and any depen- dents you are claiming along with a photo ID and your 2016 tax return. For questions, call 478-361- 9984. March 7 AARPtomeet Monroe County Chapter of AARP will meet on Wednesday, March 7 at Shoney's, 323 Harold G. Clarke Parkway, at 12 more information, contact ' Margie Bryant at camp- or Grady Caldwell at 478- 994-7072 March 9-11 Friends 0fthe Ubrary BookSale Monroe County Friends of the Library will hold its Annual Used Book Sale on Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Sunday, March 11 from 12 noon-6 p.m. at Monroe County Clubhouse on Chambers St. Come browse through all the selections before or during the Forsythia Festival. For more information, call 478- 994-7025. Dr Forsyth. The meeting is open to the public. March 10 Navicent holds Teddy Bear March 12-16 Mary Pers0ns Spdng Art Exhibit The Spring Student Exhibit of the Mary Persons Visual Arts Department will be spon- sored by the Mary Persons Art Club on Monday- Friday, March 12-16 at the Fine Arts Center. There will be a reception on Tuesday, March 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 13 Vietnam Veterans of America, Middle Georgia Chapter 946 to meet noon. AAP members and The Vietnam Veterans of non-members are invited America, Middle Georgia to attend and bring a Chapter 946 will meet on friend. As always the meal Tuesday, March 13 at the old train depot (Conley is optional. Clinic Building) at 6:30 p.m. March 8 Navicent Health will Membership is open to hold its 4th Annual Toddy Vietnam Era Veterans. Amateur Radio Sodety Bear Clinic on Saturday, There is also an associate to meet March 10 from 10 a.m.-2 membership open to oth- Monroe County Amateur p.m. at Georgia Sportsers. Vietnam Veterans of Radio Society (MCARS) Hall of Fame, 301 Cherry America would be honored will have its monthly St Macon. It is an oppor- for you to join with them. meeting on Thursday, tunity for children and March 8 at 6:30 p.m. families to learn that at the Monroe County visits to the hospital and March 13, April 17, May8 Hospital Cafeteria, 88 doctor's office are not Diabetic Support Group Martin Luther King, Jr. scary as children bring Monroe County Hospital Drive, Forsyth. Amateur their plush toys to get will host a Diabetic Radio Technician license bandages, blood pressure Support Group at the (only) testing begins at checks, height & weight hospital cafeteria on 5 p.m. Monroe County measurements, x-rays and Tuesdays, March 13, April Amateur Radio Society additional treatment as 17 and May 8 from 6-7 is a 501 (c) 3 corpora- needed. Navicent Health p.m. Dana Lynch, Monroe tion, all contributions mascot Medical Toddy will County Extension Agent are tax-deductible. All be there, and there will will conduct the program, licensed hams (Amateur) be face painting and mini which will benefit both and anyone interested in movies, those dealing with diabe- learning about the fasci- tes and pre-dlabetic condl- nating world of Amateur Faith $t 2018 tions and those supporting Radio or in becoming The Annual FaithFest, individuals with diabetes. a licensed ham are sponsored by Tolbert &The group will provide invited. Bring a friend, Associates as part of the input as to the kinds of bring a spouse, bring a Forsythia Festival, will be support needed in Monroe family member, most Saturday, March 10 from County. For more informa- importantly bring your- 7-10 p.m. at First Baptist tion or to register, call 478- self. For questions contact: Church, 95 W. Morse St 994-7014. Craig Glaze, km4jex@ Forsyth. FaithFest is a, 478-394-2785, vocal competition celebrat- March 16 or Paul Pannell - radio- ing music, faith and com- Musical at the Ubrary, 478- munlty. It includes rock, Fortissimo Fridays: 808-6773. pop, gospel, R&B, hip hop, Come enjoy a musical country, praise & worship, movie experience each March 9 etc. Admission is free; third Friday with the Fit to Achieve 5K donations are welcome.Monroe County Library! Monroe County Light refreshments will be served. Join us Friday, Achievement Center will March 12 March 16 at 10 a.m. This host the 4th Annual Fit to Achieve 5K Run on Monroe CouNty Board month's musical tells Saturday, March 24 at of Health to meet the story of Young Oliver Twist who runs away from 7:30 a.m. It will begin at The Monroe County an orphanage and meets 25 Brooklyn Ave Forsyth. Board of Health will hold a group of boys trained Cost is $20 through March its regular meeting onto be pickpockets by an 9 and $25 through race Monday, March 12 at 6 elderly mentor. Starring day. Proceeds benefit stu- p.m. at Monroe County Oliver Reed, Shani Wallis, dents at MCAC. 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