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St. Vincent de Paul Society. There are activities for all ages at the church — from youth on up to young adult groups. Classes are offered to prepare those interested in learning about the Catholic Church. The church’s annual Fall Festival is one of the largest church festivals in the area, with international foods, music, crafts, an amazing auction and a white elephant sale.
Living Word Church is a wonderful non-denominational church for the entire family. Pastors Steven and Valerie invite you to join them for Coffee Con- nect in the church foyer at 10 a.m., fol- lowed by praise and worship at 10:30.
Jump in to Service
Union County is a community of “join- ers” — whether it’s volunteering with a charitable organization or participating in one of the many local clubs and groups.
The “big three” service clubs are well represented. The Union County Rotary Club meets for lunch weekly, and the Union County Lions Club has been around since 1966. Blairsville Kiwanis Club serves the local community through various service projects.
Masons meet regularly at Allegheny Masonic Lodge. And several veterans’ groups can be found in the area, includ- ing DAV, the American Legion and VFW. And Blairsville is home to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Caring Neighbors
You can swing a hammer with Habitat
for Humanity, or help out with the Georgia Mountain Food Bank. Addi- tional needs are met through organiza- tions like Hope House, S.A.F.E., NAMI Georgia, PFLAG Blairsville, Enotah CASA, Open Arms of Blue Ridge, Geor­ gia Mountains Hospice, Union County Family Connection, Joshua Dream Ranch and Joshua’s Warriors.
Classic car buffs will love the Blairs­ ville Cruisers Car Club, known for its Cruise-Ins on the Square. The North Georgia Tri­State Amateur Radio Club welcomes enthusiasts of all ages. Fly fishing lovers can join the local Trout Unlimited Chapter. There’s even a Southern Appalachian Bicycle Asso­ ciation for mountain bike riders.
Many local professionals are members of the Mountain Networking Referral Group, Tri­State Business Women and Friends of the Union County Library. And pet lovers are always needed to help out at Castoff Pet Rescue, The Humane Society’s Mountain Shelter, Paws 4A Warrior and the Whiskers Project.
You’ll find a big part of what makes Blairsville-Union County so special is the generous spirit of our people who give of their time, tal- ents and resources. For more service opportunities, see the Membership
Listing on pages 54-55, or visit Volun­ teer Blairsville at VolunteerBlairsville.

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