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Good News, Feb. 12
At the January meeting of the Colonel William Candler Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Lynda Jean Adams Holmes, center, was honored with the DAR Women in the Arts Recognition Award for her outstanding work in literature and drama. Holmes won her first essay contest when she was 12 years old and has published a huge body of work since then, including fictional short stories, poetry, children's books, historical articles, and award-winning plays. She worked in the education field for more than 20 years before volunteering as Literacy Promotion Chairwoman for the chapter. Holmes holds a bachelor of arts in English from Georgia State University, a master of education/early childhood education from Brenau University and a doctorate of education/reading education from the University of Georgia.

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The Gainesville Lions Club is calling upon residents, businesses and previous donors for its spring Children's Theater.

Generous contributions from the community to the project provide funding for sight, hearing and other local Lions projects.

Those who make a donation to the Children's Theater will receive a free family pass to the show, which will be held on Saturday April 21 at the Gainesville Civic Center.

The Children's Theater is a family friendly, kid-friendly show, featuring a professional magician. Show times will be 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Area businesses that support the Children's Theater make it possible for children to come to the show who otherwise might not be able to attend. It is an opportunity to help Lions do the work that benefits fellow citizens.

Since 1934, the Gainesville Lions Club has been working to help people in need and to make this a better community through service.

To get involved, applications are available for membership consideration from the Gainesville Lions Club.

For more information on the Children's Theater and the Gainesville Lions Club, contact Jim Schwartz at 404-310-0905 or Mike Hall at 678-936-3911.