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Fundraiser takes flight
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This was one fundraiser that had visitors watching like a hawk.The event was held Saturday night for the Children’s Advocacy Center and featured eagles, hawks and owls.The program was presented by Wings To Soar, a nonprofit organization from Trenton, Ga., and the refreshments were prepared and served by The Fraternal Order of Eagles. FOE is an international nonprofit organization with well over a century of history.Presenters John Stokes and Dale Kernahan, who have been caring for and educating about birds for years, shared interesting facts about the birds, while walking through the audience to offer a closer observation. The origin of the bald eagle’s name, the audience was told, comes from an old English word “balde” which means white, as in white-headed eagle.Some birds were allowed to take flight over the crowd.“Several of the birds actually flew over us,” said attendee Mike Baus.