The Oconee Farmers Market is not just a good place to find beef. Visitors on Saturday will also see a live dairy cow.

A “mobile dairy classroom” will offer milking demonstrations at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The market goes from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday in front of the Oconee County Courthouse.

For social media updates about the market, visit “TheOconeeFarmersMarket” on Facebook and Instagram, as well as “TheOconeeFM” on Twitter. 

The Oconee Farmers Market is still accepting applications to be a vendor for the 2019 season. If you are interested, be sure to read the market’s bylaws and fill out the application. Bylaws and the application can be found on the Oconee Farmers Market’s webpage, http://www.oconeefarmersmarket.com/vendor.html#new-vendors.

Animal Shelter seeks volunteers 

The Friends of Oconee County Animal Shelter is hosting a volunteer and foster awareness night at the Oconee County Civic Center on Wednesday, July 31 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Visitors can enjoy a fun night with food, games, prizes and informational sessions.

“If you have been thinking about getting involved, this is a great opportunity to come meet the staff and learn how you can help the homeless animals of Oconee County,” according to a press release. 

Friends of the Oconee County Animal Shelter became a 501(c)(3) last year, meaning that donations are tax-deductable. 

The group has raised tens of thousands of dollars for the medical care of animals and has an active Facebook page. For more about the local shelter, contact Manager Crystal Berisko at cberisko@oconee.ga.usor at (706) 769-3956. 

The shelter’s hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The adoption fee is $75 and covers sterilization, one-year rabies and distemper vaccination, de-worming, micro-chipping, a light veterinary exam and additional kennel-cough vaccination. 

For more on this story, see the July 11 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience stores and grocery stores and newspaper boxes throughout Oconee County. To subscribe, call (706) 769-5175 or visit the tab on our website. 

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