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Date Posted: February 05, 2015
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Date Posted: February 02, 2015
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Date Posted: January 26, 2015
Free Tax Prep Program Sponsored by RSVP Program

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -For the 29th year in a row, the SOWEGA Council On Aging will offer free tax preparation help for seniors, but you need to sign up soon.

The IRS and the Retired Citizens Volunteer Program are sponsoring the program.

Last year they helped 600 people.

Specialists say this year's tax returns have changes that many people could have questions about.

"The law is changed. You may not have needed to come last year but will this year. We have a new ruled this year that you've got to prove you have insurance," said Tax Aid Coordinator Laura McKinney.

You can call 432-1124 to make an appointment.

Volunteers will prepare tax returns from February 2nd to April 14th on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 to 3.

 

Date Posted: January 21, 2015
Empty Bowls 2015 - a sold out event

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -Today is the 4th annual Empty Bowls, an event that supports two major organizations in Albany, the southwest Georgia Council on Aging and the Albany Area Arts Council.

"They do art and we help seniors and so on the outside it looks like we would have nothing in common," Development Director of SWEGA Council on Aging Izzie Sadler said. "But how we can come together and have such a great event that includes the whole community to me is a real sweet part."

The fundraiser allows local artists to show off their talents by handcrafting special pottery. Over 400 bowls will hit the tables this morning, part of the money collected will go toward keeping the art center thriving. And the rest will support meals on wheels, a popular program with the council on aging.

"We deliver over 187 thousand meals a year in southwest Georgia," Sadler said.

Organizers say the event has been a success every year.

"Well, I always love watching everyone coming in and their eyes when they see the handmade pottery," Sadler continued. "And they just look everything over real quick and try to see which piece they want and they have a hard time choosing because they're all so beautiful"

Each person who buys a bowl also gets treated to a special lunch. Those involved believe this helps tie the community together.

"The restaurants coming in and providing food year after year, the artists providing the pottery, these are hand made pieces of art that they make all year long thinking about this event," Sadler said.

It's an opportunity for neighbors to fill up on good food and good company.

Tickets for the event have been sold out, those who reserved a spot are asked to arrive at 11 A.M. at the Albany Civic Center.

 

Date Posted: January 15, 2015
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