Plastic bag exchange this Saturday at Ridge Ferry Farmers Market: Bring a bundle of 25-plus plastic bags to exchange for a free, reusable “Litter Ain’t Lit” tote bag. Hours: 7-11 a.m. Sponsored by Keep Rome-Floyd Beautiful.
The 9th Annual Jim Bishop Memorial “Tee Off Against Child Abuse” Golf Tournament is set for Wednesday, Sept. 2 at Stonebridge Golf Club in Rome. Sponsored by Heritage Auto Group, all proceeds benefit the Family Resource Center and their child abuse prevention programs.
According to Ben Levy, Event Chair: “Golfing is a good way to gather and support a great cause. We will incorporate some additional safety features this year to help keep everyone as safe as possible. We need everyone’s support as funds from this event are more important than ever for the Family Resource Center given COVID impacts. We are happy to have 15 teams already confirmed for our annual event.”
Tina Bartleson, Executive Director of the Family Resource Center, adds that the need for in-home services are increasing. “Families are under a great deal of stress and some feel very isolated. Through our Exchange Parent Aide program, we bring support and information to families who need it most—and we help keep children safe.”
Registration for the Four-Person Scramble includes a doughnuts and coffee breakfast as well as lunch and carts. Teams can register at www.frcrome.org or email email@example.com for more information. Individuals who do not golf but still want to support local child abuse prevention efforts can also participate by sponsoring a hole ($150) or making a general contribution. 100 percent of the funds stay in Rome and Floyd County.