Posts Tagged ‘Better Hometown’

September 9, 2015 in Better Hometown,Chamber of Commerce,City of Wrightsville,City/County Contact Information,Events,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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Proclamation

  Hear ye, hear ye:

The Johnson County 4-H and Better Hometown groups are reviving the Downtown Scarecrow Event to be held on October 10th. Clubs, school organizations, Church groups, merchants and families are urged to enter this family friendly contest. Scarecrow Entry Forms are available at the 4-H office, City Hall, and Sumner’s Drugs and must be filled out prior to the event. All scarecrows should be brought downtown and attached to assigned lampposts and trees before noon on Saturday, October 10th. The BIG news is: a $100 cash prize will be awarded to the winning scarecrow in each category: Business & Adult Groups and Children & Family! So get a plan to build the best scarecrow ever and help decorate our downtown for Fall.  Call 864-3373 or 864-219 for information.


Annual Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

May 30, 2015 in Better Hometown,Chamber of Commerce,City of Wrightsville,Directions,Events,Historic Notes...,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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For many years Wrightsville and Johnson County have commemorated our nation’s founding with a much anticipated, yearly Old Fashioned Fourth of July Festival.  The celebration began with the county’s participation in the Bi-Centennial Celebration in 1976 and has continued yearly with the exception of one year.  Come join our celebration of this great nation’s founding!  All events this year will take place on Saturday, July 4th with old fashioned events on the courthouse square, a parade, food, games, arts & crafts, 5K/10K Firecracker Road Races, a one mile Fun Run, a street dance and more.  A worship and veterans’ service will be held on Wednesday, July 7th at Mt. Olive Church of the Nazarene: 7:00 pm with guest speaker the Rev. Chris Mitchell. The theme of the worship service is God and Country.  If you are looking for small town fun with an emphasis on family – visit the City of Wrightsville, Johnson County, Georgia, on July 4th and participate in our community’s annual Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration.

2015 Schedule of Events
2015 Parade Entry Form

2015 Arts and Crafts Application
2015 Firecracker 10K, 5K & Fun Run
(You may register online)


Looking for Wrightsville Depot and Railroad Memorabilia

September 10, 2013 in Better Hometown,City of Wrightsville,Events,Historic Notes...,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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Johnson County Administrator, Guy Singletary, has asked Better Hometown to help gather railroad memorabilia for the upcoming rehabilitation of the Wrightsville Depot. Old photos, documents, tickets are welcome. The material will be housed in the museum section of the depot. Bids go out for construction this month. Anyone having any material relating to the old Wrightsville Depot that they wish to donate, please contact Better Hometown by calling 478-864-2219 or email us at hometown@wrightsville-johnsoncounty.com/


CIVIL WAR HERITAGE TRAIL COMES TO JOHNSON COUNTY

in Better Hometown,Chamber of Commerce,City of Wrightsville,Events,Historic Notes...,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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Nine years ago Johnson County was contacted to be a part of the Georgia Civil War Heritage Trail s, trails that travel across state borders on historic driving routes throughout Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.  Each trail follows the historic route of one of the American Civil War’s major military campaigns or other important events.  After a decision by the local commissioners that they were unable to back Johnson County’s proposed inclusion in the trail at a cost of $2500.00, the local Better Hometown and Chamber of Commerce organizations obtained donations from local businesses and citizens in order to make it happen.

After much red tape and unexpected delays, it is expected that the Jefferson Davis leg of the trail, which includes Wrightsville, will soon have its interpretive marker on the square.  At the September Johnson County Commission meeting the commissioners gave their approval to continue with the project locally.

Better Hometown and the Chamber of Commerce wish to thank the following donors, who made Johnson County’s inclusion in the Civil War Heritage Trail possible:

Hilton Holton, Jeanette Caneega, Robinson Rentals, M.W. Hoover, Mary Jo Stephens, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Norris, Ishaque Tekrawala, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Holmes, Charlene Milligan, Wrightsville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce, City of Wrightsville, Better Hometown of Wrightsville, Donald Smith, Johnson Grays, Carl Sumner, Jimmy Cook, Lattie Price, and Helen Jackson.  

The Civil War Heritage Trail web page may be accessed at www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/

 

 

             

 

      

                       

   

                

        

 

 

       


CHRISTMAS IN THE SOUTH ~ Wrightsville Style

November 13, 2012 in Better Hometown,Chamber of Commerce,City of Wrightsville,Events,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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The Chamber of Commerce & Better Hometown hosted Christmas in the South on Saturday, December 1st from 9-5 and Sunday December 2nd from 1-5 at the depot.  Local artists, businesses & young entrepreneurs were invited to set up display booths marketing homemade Christmas decor, crafts, jewelry, gifts and more.  Booth fees were charged and admission was free to the public.  The event was a huge success and was a great opportunity for artisans and entrepreneurs to showcase their work while offering the community a great way to shop locally for the holiday season.

Please see flyer information!




Better Hometown & Johnson County 4-H sponsor Downtown Scarecrow Event

November 5, 2012 in Better Hometown,City of Wrightsville,Events,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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Decorating downtown for Fall was accomplished on Saturday, October 27th by the Johnson County 4-H and Better Hometown groups. Corn stalks, scarecrows, hay bales and pumpkins have managed to withstand most of the wind we received from Hurricane Sandy, however some may need adjusting!  Many thanks to McAfee Packing and Piggly Wiggly of Wrightsville for their donations of hot dogs and buns for the complimentary lunch.  Also thanks go out to Ms. Lena Braswell of The Gourd Farm, Wrens, Georgia, for her donation of gourds for the gourd painting fun and to Hitchcock Farms for their donation of corn stalks.  Businesses, churches and all county organizations were urged to participate with prizes being awarded to the school age participants. Winners are: ?1st Place: ($40.00) Love Birds by Carley Stapleton; ?2nd Place ($25.00) Peachy Fisherman by Anna Holland and Acacia Cordy; ?3rd Place ($15.00 )Ms Super Clover by 4-H Shianne Johnson and Charlie Price. Business winners are as follows: ?1st Place:( Blue Ribbon) Lucille by  Greenwood Place; ?2nd Place (Red Ribbon) Preacher by Buckeye Christian Church; ?3rd Place (White Ribbon) Ol Time Auction by Kite Auction
Thanks to everyone who participated in this downtown event. Let’s make it bigger and better next year!


Better Hometown Board of Directors

October 22, 2012 in Better Hometown | Comments (0)

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Curtis Dixon, Secretary
Ralph Holmes, Treasurer
Ron Blaxton
Jimmy Cook
Sondra Fortner
Mary Ann Norris
Janibeth Outlaw
Ann Veal


Loran Smith to be Guest Speaker at April 23rd Cancer Survivors’ Dinner

April 13, 2012 in Better Hometown,Chamber of Commerce,City of Wrightsville,Events,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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Wrightsville native, Loran Smith, who has worked as Assistant Sports Information Director, Business Manager of Athletics, Executive Director of the Georgia Bulldog Club, and the university’s sideline reporter for radio broadcasts for 36 years, will be guest speaker at the local Pilot Club’s annual Cancer Survivors’ Dinner. Smith, a survivor and longtime leukemia patient, has worked tirelessly on behalf of a cancer support center at Athens Regional Medical Center that bears his name.

The Survivors’ Dinner will be held on Monday, April 23 at the First United Methodist Church Reception Hall at 6:00 pm.  All survivors are encouraged to attend the dinner and bring a guest to the event which celebrates the fight against cancer and honors those who have battled cancer.

Reservations are preferable but not required. Please call Angela Blizzard at 864-5775 or Jan Martin at 290-0109 for more information or to reserve seats.


TEACHING THE VALUE OF HISTORICAL BUILDINGS

March 8, 2012 in Better Hometown,City of Wrightsville,Events,Johnson County,Johnson County Historical Society | Comments (0)

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Better Hometown held a historical art coloring contest for the Johnson County Elementary School Kindergarten classes.  The contest was to draw attention to Wrightsville’s historic buildings and to educate the children about buildings’ importance to our past and to our future.  The project was coordinated with Principal Rebecca Thomas, who introduced the contest to the kindergarten students.  All of the art work will be displayed in a scrap book inside the courthouse.  Everyone is encouraged to come and see what a talented group of kindergarteners JohnsonCounty has.

First Place Winner was Nicholas Jackson, Second Place Winner was Josey Scott, and Third Place Winner was Gracie Foskey. All three students are in Ms. Deborah Durden’s class.

Better Hometown provided great Dairy Queen Prizes for the winners.  We would like to thank Principal Rebecca Thomas for her support, the kindergarten teachers, and all the students who colored historic buildings for the contest.  We feel like they are all winners!


Allen Siblings Take Top District 4-H Offices

February 17, 2012 in Better Hometown,Chamber of Commerce,City of Wrightsville,Directions,Events,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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Sister and brother duo, Rachael and Brett Allen were elected President and Vice President of the 2012-13 Southeast District Senior 4-H Board recently at a Project Achievement Conference at Rock Eagle. Arch Smith, Georgia’s State 4-H leader said, “I believe Johnson County has made 4-H history. Never before in Georgia 4-H history as far as I know, have a brother and sister been elected to the top two spots on a Senior 4-H Board.” Congratulations to these energetic Johnson County High School students for going after and capturing this honor! (Rachael and Brett are the children of Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Allen of Wrightsville.)