Yesterday was the first day of qualifying for the July 31st primary election for local, state and federal offices.
Help yourself to some southern comfort food and help abandoned and unwanted animals at the first annual Animal Rescue Foundation Chow Down. The event is set for this Thursday, May 24th from 6 pm until 8 pm at the Rome Civic Center. Great ‘southern comfort’ food and all the fixins will be served up. There will also be music from Broad and Third Band and a silent auction at 6 pm. Money will go towards the Animal Rescue Foundation (or ARF). ARF’s Janie Jones says that her organization, which started nearly a year ago, works with local animal agencies towards the well being of dogs and cats.
Another event on the horizon for animal lovers is the Bark in the Park to be hosted by Claws for Paws at the Rome Braves game this Sunday, May 27th. Activities will get underway at 2 pm and will include a 1.3 mile dog walk, contests, a frisbee dog demo and, of course, the Rome Braves game against the Asheville Tourists at State Mutual Stadium, according to Allison Watters with Claws for Paws.
Qualifying begins today at 9 am for federal, state and local offices. It continues thru Friday at noon. Qualifying for state and federal races will take place in Atlanta. Those seeking to qualify for local partisan races must do so with their party. The Floyd County Republican Party’s headquarters opens today at 337 Broad Street in Rome. The Floyd County Democratic Party’s headquarters is located at 5 Broad Street.
Memorial Day is coming up on Monday, May 28th. A special service will be held in the Shannon community that day, for which the guest speaker will be Major General William Terry Nesbitt, former Adjutant General of the Georgia National Guard. The service will begin at noon near the flagpole at 1 Memorial Drive.