Highland Rivers Foundation receives $1,000 donation from Modern Woodmen in Rome. Christopher Pope, Rome-based agent of Modern Woodmen financial planning agency, holds a $1,000 check representing his recent donation to the Highland Rivers Foundation, a newly formed non-profit foundation supporting the recovery programs of Highland Rivers Health. Pope pledged $1,000 in matching funds as part of the foundation’s Tennis Carnival and Court Couture Ball fundraiser held Sept. 8 at Lawrence Plantation in Rome. The event, which featured former tennis pro and Georgia native Melanie Oudin as keynote speaker, raised more than $10,000 for the Highland Rivers Foundation.
Reminder: Harbin Clinic hosts ribbon cutting, business after hours at new Cartersville office this afternoon: The Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce after hours event is from 4 until 6 p.m. with the ribbon cutting at 200 Gentilly Blvd. set for 5 p.m.
The 11th Annual Strike Out Child Abuse Bowling Tournament is set for Nov. 5 at Classic Lanes Bowling in West Rome. The event is sponsored by Vargo Orthodontics, Active Pest Control and Scott Logistics with proceeds benefitting the Exchange Club Family Resource Center.
While the event has two time options for play, only slots in the 8-10 pm time frame remain. According to Center Director Tina Bartleson, “We invite companies as well as teams of individuals to participate. Bowling experience or expertise is not necessary at all because this event is all in good fun. The evening is a great way to spend time with people you care about while raising money to prevent child abuse.”
Registration forms are available ator at the Exchange Club Family Resource Center (located on the third floor of the Serve Rome building at 202 E. Third Ave.) Team registration fees are $250 per team (five bowlers per team) and include two games, shoe rental and a T-shirt. Additional opportunities include lane sponsorship ($100) as well as a combination package ($300 for lane sponsorship and a team). Says Bartleson, “Everything about this event is held in the name of fun. Not only do highest score winners receive bragging rights and tacky trophies, we also have prizes for the most creative team name and best costumes”.
Registrations are accepted until Nov. 4 but must be received by Oct. 22 to guarantee T-shirts. Questions can be Bartleson at 706-290-0764.
The Floyd County Board of Education meets Monday, Oct. 21. Caucus will begin at 5 p.m. in the superintendent’s office and the board meeting at 6 p.m. in the board room.
Rome High is offering student families information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid program in the school auditorium. Important dates to remember are Oct. 22 when RHS will host a FASFA completion event. On Nov. 12 Rome High will host an Apply to College Day and the school will also host an additional FASFA events to help students with financial aid in the spring. Contact the school for more.
The Georgia Lottery Corp. announces record profits for education for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020. Profits transferred to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account will amount to $291.61 million, surpassing last year’s record first quarter transfer by $6.32 million.
The Georgia Lottery’s record first quarter transfer follows a record fiscal year. In fiscal year 2019, the Georgia Lottery transferred $1.21 billion, making it the fourth consecutive year the Lottery surpassed $1 billion in profits for education.
“We are extremely proud of the success we’ve had in maximizing revenues for HOPE and Pre-K,” said Georgia Lottery President and CEO Gretchen Corbin. “Our record first quarter is a great foundation to build upon for the remainder of fiscal year 2020 and a reminder of all the support we receive from our players, retailers and partners.”
The first quarter of the Georgia Lottery’s fiscal year spanned from July 1 until Sept. 30 of this year.