Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
December 19, 2005
Douglas- A crew of Lowe's employees spent their day off cutting lumber for what will soon be two new playsets for about 25 three year olds.
"We're going to move this slide to the back, and we're also going to extend this out to have an additional set of swings," says store manager Cissie Leyva. "They'll be able to work on different motor skills."
Each year the stores participate in a charitable build program called Lowe's Heroes. This year the students in Coffee County's special education pre-K program will benefit from their generosity.
"We're doing everything at our cost, so we have a little leeway there, but you'd be looking at about $5,000," says Bryce Beecher of Lowe's.
"Most of them have either significant mental or physical disabilities, and it's good to have a facility like this not only to encourage activity, but it also helps them with their cognitive skills, it's going to help them with their motor skills," says adaptive physical education teacher Zach Craddock. "Things that we take for granted not only sometimes do they have trouble doing, but they don't have a place where they can perform it safely."
"Anytime you can give back to children it's a good feeling. You want to participate in your community, but children they hold a special place in all of our hearts, so anytime you can do anything to contribute to their success and them bettering themselves you want to do that," Beecher says.
While they help contribute to the success of the students, Lowe's employees are taking pride in the fact that the build is giving them a way to give back to the smallest members of their community.
The crew will continue the build Tuesday and Wednesday. The playsets should be ready for the children when they return in January.