Red, White and Boom, July 4

The city of Jackson will host its annual “Red, White and Boom” Fourth of July celebration at Daughtry Park. Gates of the park, at 576 Ernest Biles Drive, will open at 5 p.m. July 4. The cost is $5 per vehicle. Activities will include entertainment, food, games and fireworks.

Ham club meeting, July 8

The Amateur Radio Club of Butts County, an ARRL-affiliated radio club, will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. July 8 in the Butts County Exchange Club Building, 174 Fairgrounds St., Jackson. Anyone with an interest in personal communications using amateur radio is invited to attend.

Back to School Bash, July 20

The Butts County Back to School Bash will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 20 at the Department of Leisure Services, 576 Ernest Biles Drive, Jackson. The event includes a school supply and clothing giveaway, food and games. The event is open to Butts County residents. Parents or guardians must provide two forms of proof of residency.

Cookbooks available

WellStar Sylvan Grove Hospital Volunteer Services is selling cookbooks for $13. For more information, call 678-618-4892.

Head Start enrollment

The McIntosh Trail Early Childhood Development Council is accepting applications for Early Head Start, Head Start and pre-K programs for the upcoming 2019-20 school year.

The Early Head Start program is for expectant mothers and children ages 8 weeks to 3 years old. The Head Start program is for children who have or will turn 3 or 4 years of age by Sept. 1, 2019. Pre-K is for children who will have turned 4 by Sept. 1, 2019. Children with disabilities are given priority.

Head Start and Early Head Start are free programs and require families to meet federal guidelines. Pre-kindergarten is a free program with no income guidelines.

Applications may be picked up at the Department of Family and Children Services, Health Department, WIC program office, or at the office in any of McIntosh Trail’s seven counties: Butts, Henry, Lamar, Newton, Pike, Spalding and Upson. Pre-K is available only in Henry, Spalding, Newton and Upson counties.

For more information, call 770-775-4293.

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