Theater troupe holds auditions

WINDER - Winder-Barrow Community Theatre will be holding auditions for "To Grandmother's House We Go" by Joanna Glass.

This show will be presented at the beginning of November and is a play about a family during the Thanksgiving season.

Cast requirements are six women (two in their mid/late 20s, one in her 30s, one in her mid/late 50s, and two in late 70s or early 80s), and two men (one in his mid 30s and one in his mid 70s). Audition dates are Sunday at 2 p.m. and Monday at 7 p.m. at the Barrow County Leisure Services Center at 175 Second Street in Winder.

No prepared material is necessary. The director of this show will be Don Wildsmith, president of WBCT.

For more information, see www.winderbarrowtheatre.org.

Golf tournament raises $16,000

LAWRENCEVILLE - Operation One Voice's Golf Tournament raised more than $16,000 for children of fallen Special Operations Forces.

The tournament was a team effort and committee members, sponsors, corporate players, OOV volunteers and a few others joined in.

Builder's group

to hold meeting

WINDER - The Barrow County Builders Association will hold its annual meeting Aug. 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to install new officers.

Authentic Mexican food, drinks and music will be provided at the pool-side fiesta. It will be held at the Clubhouse at Turtle Creek Villas on Ga. Highway 81 across from Fort Yargo State Park. The cost is $15 per ticket.

A new member orientation will be held at 6 p.m. Please RSVP by calling sending an

e-mail to info@barrowcountybuilders.org or calling Amy Hurst at 770-867-2607.

Dress is casual. A portion of all proceeds from the event will benefit the homeless shelter.

Crisis center

holds fundraiser

WINDER - The Piedmont Rape Crisis Center is holding a Ride to Survive Sunday beginning at 8 a.m.

The ride will start at the Winder City Pavilion, at 113 E. Athens St., and go through Barrow, Banks and Jackson counties to end at Jeffrey's Sports Bar and Grill at 5717 Grand Hickory Dr. in Braselton.

Registration is $25 per entry and $10 for each passenger. The first 100 riders that register will get a free T-shirt.

For more information, call Robert Schuenemann at 770-713-5867 or Susan Cash at 770-586-5423 or visit www.ridetosurvive.com.

Money available

for schools

ATLANTA - Kroger's Earning Plus Learning program will allow users of the KrogerPlus card to raise funds for the school of their choice for this school year.

Schools can enroll in the program by visiting their local Kroger or through the Web site www.krogerearningpluslearning.com. Parents can sign up by showing a letter from their child's school and their KrogerPlus card. Re-enrollment is required each year.

Kroger will donate 4 percent of each enrolled shopper's eligible purchases to the fund, which will be distributed based on their percentage of total contribution.

The program will end June 15.

Principal named GAEL president

WINDER - Larry Johnson, principal of County Line Elementary School, was named president-elect of the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders.

Johnson will become president for the 2007-2008 school year.

Under his leadership, County Line became a member of the Foundation for Excellent Schools and was named a Title I Distinguished School in 2005. In 2002, it was ranked in the top 5 percent of all elementary schools in the state by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.

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