Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

April 11, 2013

Do it all before lunch Saturday

VALDOSTA — Seems some weekends there is nothing to do. Twiddling one’s thumbs is about as active as it gets.

This coming weekend is not one of those weekends. There are plenty of choices to make this weekend and plenty to do. Don’t believe us? Let us count the ways. And if you play your cards right, you can possibly take advantage of all of these events.

— The Valdosta Daily Times Spring Community Yard Sale, 7 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 13, Lowndes County Civic Center. Plenty of area folks and vendors offer their items and goods for sale in a yard-sale atmosphere. If you have something to sell, there are still spaces available. Call (229) 244-3400 and speak to the Classified Department.

— Say you have boxes of bank records, or other documents that you can finally toss but you don’t want to compromise your vital information by pitching these papers into the trash. The 2013 Community Shred-A-Thon, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 13, HeritageBank of the South’s 3295 Inner Perimeter Road branch. This is the second year that Valdosta has featured this UltraShed Technologies event.

— March of Dimes March for Babies, Saturday, April 13, with 8:30 a.m. registration, and 9:30 a.m. start time, Mathis City Auditorium, 2300 N. Ashley St. With a 3.5-mile walk distance, the March for Babies is a fundraiser and a way to raise awareness for the March of Dimes’ work.

— Second Harvest’s South Georgia Derby Duck Race, 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, Splash Island, Wild Adventures Theme Park. The food bank’s annual rubber duckie race brings great prizes to numerous participants while ensuring thousands of hungry South Georgians in need will be fed throughout the year.

So, the swift, the versatile and the agile can shop at The Times yard sale, shred their obsolete documents, take a brisk walk for the March of Dimes and still cheer on their rubber duckie all before lunch.

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