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Special The Herb Emory Memorial Toys for Tots Drive & Bike Ride at Fred's Bar-B-Q House on Thornton Road in Lithia Springs will take place Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event has become an annual gathering to keep alive the memory of the late Capt. Herb Emory, right, with the help of his wife Karen, left.

A heavy snowfall last Friday may have put a kibosh on a schedule packed with holiday events in Douglas County last weekend, but it did not dampen the enthusiasm as all events are back on for this weekend.

Chamber Singers concert tonight

The Douglas County Chamber Singers Christmas Concert scheduled for last Friday night has been rescheduled to tonight (Friday) at 8 p.m. at Douglasville First United Church, 6167 Prestley Mill Road. The conert is free and a reception will be held afterward.

Toy donations accepted at Mason Creek Middle School

The fifth annual Work 5K and Fun Run at Mason Creek Middle School was canceled last Saturday due to the storm, but the school is still collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots in memory of the late Capt. Herb Emory in the front office through today, Dec. 15.

Toys for Tots drive, motorcycle ride for Capt. Herb

The annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive at Fred's Bar-B-Q House on Thornton Road in Lithia Springs may be a week late, but is back on this Saturday, Dec. 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. According to Karen Emory, all activities will take place -- just a week later.

The event is an annual gathering to keep alive the memory and love of so many for Capt. Herb Emory during his signature event and to bring Christmas joy to children in need with the gift of toys on Christmas morning.

The fourth annual Herb Emory Memorial Ride will be held in conjunction with the toy drive from the Harley-Davidson of Atlanta pavilion and Fred's Bar-B-Q House. The registration is $15 per bike and $5 per passenger, with registrations benefiting Toys for Tots. The race starts with kick stands up at 11 a.m.

Operation Christmas set for Saturday

While the Toys for Tots Collection Drive is going on at Fred's Bar-B-Q in Lithia Springs all day Saturday, Operation Christmas will be distributing toys to children clutching "Golden Tickets" at 28 locations throughout Douglas County Saturday morning between 9 and 11 a.m.

Superior Court Judge William "Beau" McClain, the heart and voice of Operation Christmas Douglas County, said within its first two years, Operation Christmas served over 18,000 children with a volunteer base of over 1,000 individuals. On Saturday, he anticipates serving over 8,000 of Douglas County's children in need and distributing anywhere from 10,000 to 15,000 toys.

Lighting of the County Christmas Tree at Deer Lick Park

The annual lighting of the Deer Lick Park Christmas Tree has been rescheduled and is happening this Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at Deer Lick Park, 2105 Mack Rd. Douglasville. The tree lighting ceremony will happen at 6 p.m. Many of the other events scheduled for last Saturday will not be made up.

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