Henry County Times

By Jason A. Smith Times Correspondent The Henry Arts Alliance is set to begin its Youth Orchestra les- sons program at the Fairview Recreation Center in Stock- bridge. Parents and students are invited to the program’s introduction Wednesday, and the first rehearsal is set for August 15. Currently, 17 children are enrolled for violin, viola & cello lessons once a week for 30 weeks, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., said Jerry Hesselink, Alliance board member and director of Henry for Music. “We have all the donated instruments for this first session, spending necessary grant funds from Heritage Community Foundation for repairs,” he said. “However, to contract the best professional teachers for our children, we must raise some separate funding.” The Arts Alliance, said Hesselink, has established a GoFundMe account to provide a teacher with adequate pay for the program. “Our goal is set at $3,000,” he said. “We have raised $75 at this time, plus $300 from other pri- vate individuals.” Hesselink further emphasized a need to enhance options for music education locally. “Most people don’t know that with 10 public high schools in Henry County, six have no stringed instruments being taught, so the majority of those students will be precluded from ever having the challenge or opportunity to reach the sym- phony,” he said. “It is my under- standing there no plans to widen the musical arts efforts in our schools. Henry for Music, little by little, is working to provide children with the opportunity for a quality music education.” For more information, e-mail henryformusic@aol.com. The Henry County Times Page 3 August 8, 2018 Pasley & Nuce, LLC FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION. CALL US TODAY: 470-503-5510 390 Racetrack Road, McDonough www.pnlawgroup.com Pasley & Nuce, LLC The decision to hire a lawyer is an important one. You should always have a lawyer that you are comfortable with. NOW OPEN IN McDONOUGH Help when you need it most. At Pasley & Nuce, LLC, our attorneys have significant trial experience with proven track records in a wide array of legal matters. Offices in Griffin, Thomaston, Barnesville, & McDonough •Social Security Disability •Workers’ Compensation •Personal Injury •Car/Truck Wrecks •VA Disability McDonough Square Saturday, August 18 th DON’T FORGET A BLANKET OR CHAIR! MOVIES SQUARE For more information, about these events, please call 678-782-6230 or visit our website. Hosted by The McDonough Main Street Program and McDonough’s Historic Downtown Merchants ON THE www.MainStreetMcDonough.com Sponsored by: •A FREE FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT •FREE PARKING AFTER 5:00 PM •ACTIVITIES START AT 8:00 P.M. •MOVIE STARTS AT DARK Activities provided by: 15 Hampton St • Downtown McDonough HARRIS-TUCKER JEWELRY PAWN & GUN NEW & USED: PISTOLS • REVOLVERS RIFLES • SHOTGUNS WE CAN ORDER SPECIFIC ITEMS & PARTS FOR YOU! CUSTOM DESIGNS ON-SITE JEWELRY REPAIR DIAMOND REPLACEMENT RING SIZING WATCH BATTERIES LAY-A-WAY AVAILABLE TOOLS, TV’S, LAPTOPS, WATCHES & MORE! 770-288-2313 Youth Orchestra program set to launch this week Special to the Times The community is invited to a free document shredding event on Saturday, August 11 from 9 a.m.-noon. It is sponsored by Keli Hazel & Associates, LLC and will be held at their office, 18 Atlanta Street in McDon- ough. This event is for paper disposal only - papers with staples and paper clips are okay as well as spiral bound notebooks, maga- zines and soft back books. Items not accepted are trash, hard bound books, metal (like 3 ring binders), media, CD’s, flash drives etc. Donations will be collected for Haven House, a domestic violence shelter and program serving Henry and sur- rounding counties. For more information, call 470-878-1247. Free shredding event August 11 Special to the Times Spay and Neuter funds are available through Praying for Paws Rescue for Henry County residents who cannot afford to have their dog or cat fixed. Spayed and neutered dogs and cats make better pets and do not contribute to the overpopulation that causes many to be eutha- nized. For more information, contact 404-472-7781 to obtain an appli- cation, while funds are available. Some spay/neuter funds still available for qualifying residents