The Newnan Times-Herald celebrates its 148th birthday! Wednesday, January 9, 2013 September 11, 2013 History and Timeline ➤ See pages 6-10 148th Birthday MyConnection Subscription Special Published every Wednesday and delivered free by The Newnan Times-Herald Check Out the Classifieds on Page 7 Details ➤ See page 8 Coweta Fair runs Sept. 19-28 By Sarah Fay Campbell email@example.com The Coweta County Fair is almost here. MegaPasses, which include unlimited rides any day of the fair, and gate admission are already on sale online and at local stores. The MegaPass is $25 and must be purchased before the fair begins. Typically, an unlimited ride armband is $25, and admission is $5. Additionally, arm bands aren't available on Friday and Saturday nights. This year's fair runs from Thursday, Sept. 19 to Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Coweta County Fairgrounds south of Newnan on Pine Road. Student passes, which are given to students at local schools, are good on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and now will be accepted on Sunday. "We're gearing up," said Scott Cortner, fair chairman for the Newnan Kiwanis Club, which hosts the annual event. Ne w enter t a i n ment t h i s ye a r includes the Eudora Farms exotic animals and petting zoo, and a BMX show for the last five days of the fair. Returning entertainment includes Muttville Comix, the Torres Family Circus, and the Puppetone Rockers. Open Mike Atlanta and Competition Alley will return as well, and there will be local bands playing every night. In addition to the midway rides and shows, food, and entertainment, there will be the classic county fair exhibits, including canned goods, cakes and pies, the finest veggies from the garden, arts and crafts, and horticultural and agricultural exhibits. T here's a categor y for a l most everything, in both youth and adult classes — and cash prizes. There will also be the 4-H livestock shows, various competitions — including the steak cook-off and egg prep contest, gingerbread and cake decorating — the always popular lumberjack competition, and even Master Gardener Family Feud. The Kiwanis Club takes the profits from the fair and reinvests the money in the community. "We're looking forward to another record year," said Cortner. And hoping for dry weather. "We think that we provide great entertainment for the money, a great opportunity and a place for families. And the weather needs to cooperate so we just keep praying," Cortner said. You can get more information at www.CowetaCountyFair.org. You can also get more information by calling the Coweta County Extension Office at 770-254-2620. i n s i de Cattleme n’s host stea Assoc. k cook-o ff ➤ In addition to the midway rides and shows, food, and entertainment, there will be the classic county fair exhibits. i n s i de Build a b etter sandwich recipes ➤ Newnan senior heads up charitable organization firstname.lastname@example.org Usually when teenagers have a foundation in their name, it is unfortunately to honor them, not be run by them. Brandon Tennie, a senior at Newnan High School, is the rare exception. Tennie is a 17-year old who already understands the value of community. Tennie, with the help of his mother, Charsea Jones, set up BDCT, both an acronym for Tennie’s initials (Brandon Demario Charell Tennie) and the vision of the foundation, Blessings & Dreams Coming Together. Tennie says coming up with a name was the hardest part. Everything else came naturally, as he and his family sought a way for him to help out in the community. “I’ve always wanted to give back,” says Tennie, who firmly believes the more willing you are to help others, the more God will be willing to help you. The nonprofit organization is spirited by Philippians 4:19: “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” Last month, the BDCT held a Back to School Giveaway, which provided free backpacks and school supplies, to more than 100 kids at the Eastgate Apartments. The group is preparing for a Trunk-or-Treat event at Ruth Hill Elementary in October. The details for the event are still in the works, according to Tennie. While Tennie’s schedule has become hectic between school and playing starting strong safety for the Cougars, Jones has taken to overseeing the day-to-day operations, along with finding sponsors for the organization. Tennie says, though, on the weekend, they make a point of sitting down together and discussing plans and ideas going forward. He gives his opinion and offers feedback, just like what they’re doing for Trunk-or-Treat. The BDCT even has plans looking ahead to the summer. Tennie wants to set up a two-day camp with football, basketball and baseball and awards. Though the plans are tenuous at this time, it’s refreshing to see a longterm vision from Tennie. While the focus is on local kids for now, Tennie wants to expand to incorporate everyone in the community, from young to old. “I’m just out here making a difference, for everybody,” Tennie asserts, who punctuates his answers with “sir” and “ma’am.” “I want to make a change.” Tennie certainly has plenty of family support to keep the organization running smoothly, but it all falls apart without the commitment of a special young man. Maybe not every high schooler can start an organization, but every one of them can look to Tennie’s example of responsibility, community and dedication. Chicken Bacon Club Sandwiches PAGE 11 photo Courtesy of Charsea Jones Newnan High senior Brandon Tennie at his Back to School Giveaway this past month. 100 free backpacks and school supplies were given out. Tennie started BDCT, a nonprofit organization designed to give back to the community. By Bradley Hartsell PAGE 4 Louisiana-style Muffaletta Sandwiches BLT Boats Build a Better SANDWICH Family Features Returning to a school or work routine is bittersweet. Schedules and agendas don’t have to be boring, though, when your lunch routine is anything but. Run-of-the-mill PB&J and turkey and cheese standbys are making way for a new hero: gourmet sandwich creations that inspire envy. Craveable ingredients, like savory green olives, peppery salami and smoky roasted tomatoes can be lunch staples with these delicious recipes. Skip those weekday blues and mix up your lunch with a layer of excitement. Makes Great Meal Any Way You Stack It Weekday lunch breakers rejoice — the sandwich is making a comeback. Kick-start your lunch routine with these easy tips and craveable recipes that are sure to inspire lunch envy: Prep the Week: Create a shopping list based on your week’s menu, and prep your ingredients in advance so creating a delicious sandwich is easy. Have a little fun and experiment. Bet you didn’t know that if you put two pieces of bread in the same slot of the toaster, the outside of the bread gets crispy and the inside stays soft and pillowy. Spread the Love: Spice things up with a Smoked Bacon Ranch or Spicy Chipotle Pepper Sandwich Spread & Dip — it’s a simple addition and guaranteed to be tasty. Nibble Ready: Stock your fridge with quick, grab-and-go snacks and sides. Fresh vegetables are a tasty treat when dipped in Country Herb Ranch or Oven Roasted Garlic Parmesan Sandwich Spread & Dip. 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