2nd Saturday Returns to Gray | Arts & Culture
EXCELLENT EVENTS IN DOWNTOWN GRAY SATURDAY, MARCH 10TH!
PLEASE VISIT DOWNTOWN GRAY SATURDAY, MARCH 10TH, FROM 11 TO 2! 2ND SATURDAY EVENTS INCLUDE A GREAT FUNDRAISER! ALSO SPECIAL SALES AND MORE!
INFO PROVIDED BY GRAY STATION BETTER HOMETOWN:
THE BIG GREEN EGG IS HERE! Starting Saturday, March 10 at Second Saturday Fest, GSBHT will be raffling $5 tickets for your chance at a large (Grid Diameter: 18.25in/ Cooking Area: 262 sq in) Big Green Egg and Nest to help raise funds for the Gray Station Depot Project!
The Large EGG can cook:
•6 chickens vertically
•7 racks of ribs vertically
The egg will return at the April Second Saturday Fest & the Miss Daylily Pageant (both April 14) and will make it's final stop at Pedal to the Park on April 21 where we will draw the winning ticket! The value of the Big Green Egg is valued at nearly $1000! Tickets may also be purchased at the GSBHT office starting Monday, March 12! For more information email me at email@example.com!
Join merchants on SATURDAY, MARCH 10, from 11am—2pm for
SECOND SATURDAY FEST!
Located on Atlanta Road, Madison Street & across the tracks at Kayden’s Place!
YUMMY CUPCAKES @ HALO DESSERTS! FIND THE PERFECT GIFT @ CARRIAGE HOUSE! FOOD SPECIALS & ONE-OF-A-KIND ANTIQUES @ TREASURES BY THE TRACKS! HUNDREDS OF BOOKS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY TO ENJOY @ KEMA’S HOBBY! HAIR FUN WITH SASSY & CLASSY SALON! GET YOUR WORKOUT ON @ CURVES! ONE DAY SPECIALS AT KAYDEN’S PLACE AND OTHER DOWNTOWN SHOPS!
...AND TAKING OVER ATLANTA ROAD: FACE PAINTING, ARTS & CRAFTS FOR KIDS, GRISWOLD CHIROPRACTIC BOOTH, MUSTARD SEED MINISTRIES FROZEN VEGGIE FUNDRAISER ($5 A BAG!), BIG GREEN EGG RAFFLE FOR THE DEPOT… AND SO MUCH MORE!
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.GSBHT.COM OR CALL 478.986.5199!
PRESENTED BY GRAY STATION BETTER HOMETOWN, INC
INFO BELOW PROVIDED BY MUSTARD SEED MINISTRIES:
Mustard Seed Ministries is having two fundraisers tomorrow. One is selling strawberries that will be delivered March 15 - 20. We'll be also selling grocery bags full of frozen vegetables at Second Saturday March 10 for $5. The fundraisers will benefit the ministry that put 13 roofs on Jones County homes in 2011. The waiting list for people with leaking roofs has 24 names on it. We need your help to raise the money needed to continue this ministry.
Mustard Seed Ministries of Jones County was created to keep Jones County dry. That goal is being accomplished by putting roofs on homes and thereby improving the quality of life for the inhabitants. That goal is the vision of Mustard Seed Ministries founder Gary Hargis. The ministry began in Gordon and has been in existence for eight years. It is a 501(c)3 and has produced more than $3.2 million in completed projects. Mustard Seed has served 14 counties in Middle Georgia and logged over 52,000 man hours.
Hargis has been responsible for several roofs and ramps in Jones County during that time, but he turned the focus of his ministry here this summer.
The founder met June 30 with several members of the community to talk about the Keeping Jones Dry project and his idea of roofing 100 homes in October.
Those attending the meeting were potential board members for the Jones County project and were invited because of their interest in the project and/or expertise in the field. Hargis said he would like a separate board for the Jones County operation and wants all funds raised in Jones County to be used here.
He said the ministry has three goals.
“We want to keep people safe, keep people dry, and keep people warm. Primarily we are going to be drying people in. There are a lot of needs in mobile homes, but none of the government agencies will touch them. That’s the need,” he said.
Hargis said Mustard Seed is not about welfare. He said the plan is to help the needy to take ownership of their project by sitting up a schedule for them to make small payments after the work is complete.
Part of the Mustard Seed ministry is a food bank and frozen food ministry. He had bags of groceries with him at the meeting and said he takes groceries to those making payments to lessen their financial burden.
“We want people to keep their pride, and when they pay us back we take them groceries so they will come out okay,” he said. “We want them to feel good about themselves.”
Hargis said the ministry can put on a roof for a lot less because of volunteers and the price paid for materials. He said they only put on metal roofs because they want to make sure it will last.
He said, however, the project is not about roofs but about helping people.
“We are in the ministry of doing the things Jesus would do. We realize God is using us to answer prayers. It is not up to the government to help us here; it’s up to us,” Hargis said.
He said 60 people have made professions of faith through the work of the ministry. No management gets paid so all the funds go to meeting needs of the community.
“We have had a $5 to $8 return on each $1 investment over the past eight years,” the founder stated.
One of the first steps for the project will be raising funds necessary to begin and time is of the essence.
Anyone interested in becoming involved in the Jones County project may call Hargis at 478-737-8988 or contact him via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.