Golf tournament set for next week

WINDER - The Barrow County Builders Association Golf Tournament will be held April 19.

Teams are $400 and include green fees, cart fees, range balls, lunch, unlimited non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages and a souvenir

T-shirt. Shotgun start will be at 9 a.m.

Fishing camp will accept 20 students

COVINGTON - The Georgia Wildlife Federation's first annual Fishing and Conservation Camp will accept 20 students ages 16 to 18, to participate in the camp to be held June 5-9 at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Mansfield.

The goal for the camp is to provide participants with an increased knowledge of Georgia bass angling and the aquatic ecosystems necessary to support the state's warm water fisheries and to highlight the scientific management techniques used to support a sustainable fishery for future generations.

To be considered, registrants should send in applications by April 21. Applications should include a one- page essay on what fishing and conservation mean to you, a letter of recommendation from a non-family member and a letter from your school stating that you are maintaining at least a "C" average.

The cost for the entire four-day camp is $125 per student. Upon acceptance, participants must mail the fee, along with all pertinent information forms in order to participate.

Applications can be mailed to: Youth Fishing/Conservation Camp, Georgia Wildlife Federation, 11600 Hazelbrand Road, Covington, GA 30014.

For more information or for a registration brochure, call Robert Phillips of GWF at 770-787-7887 or e-mail him at rphillips@gwf.org.

Ministry gets grant

LILBURN - A $7,500 grant from the Jackson EMC Foundation will be used by the Lilburn Cooperative Ministry to assist needy families who are behind on their rent or mortgage.

Lilburn Cooperative Ministry, composed of 40 churches, ministers to the material and spiritual needs of those in crisis in the community. The organization operates a food pantry and thrift store, provides financial assistance, offers spiritual and financial counseling and conducts special projects such as providing school supplies and Christmas gifts to those in need.

Foundation grant funds will be used in the ministry's Rent/Mortgage Assistance Program, which provides up to $250 annually to help families avoid eviction or foreclosure and remain stable in a crisis situation.

Grants from the Jackson EMC Foundation are funded by Operation Round Up. More than 90 percent of Jackson EMC's nearly 190,000 individual accounts participate in Operation Round Up, which rounds up participating cooperative members' monthly electric bills to the next dollar amount. Each member contributes an average of $6 per year in "spare change." Grant applications from organizations and individuals are reviewed and grants awarded by the foundation's volunteer board of directors.

The foundation has awarded more than $1,188,460 in grants to 106 organizations and 38 individuals since the program began in October 2005.

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