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.
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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 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!
The Scenes of Johnson County Photo Contest sponsored by Better Hometown of Wrightsville, announces the winning photographs. Sammy Hall’s
two photos of buildings in downtown Wrightsville were chosen as 1st and 2nd place winners over other entries. The contest was held in an
effort to obtain photos for the Georgia Camera Ready Program, which allows production companies to view scenes of Georgia’s authentic landscapes and
downtowns for possible film and TV productions. Most of Sammy’s entries focused on Wrightsville’s historic downtown buildings. Congratulations Sammy!
Rebecca Lovett, Johnson County’s Camera Ready liaison,is shown presenting Sammy Hall with a check for taking first and second places in the Better Hometown sponsored Scenes of Johnson County Photo Contest.
Little Stella Claire Boone drew the winning ticket for Better Hometown’s gas giveaway over the festival weekend, with Sharon Ivey being the lucky winner of $100 in gift certificates for gas or merchandise from Jet Food Stores. Thanks to all those who supported the project, which benefits Better Hometown’s ongoing downtown revitalization efforts and thanks to Jet Food Stores of Georgia, who partnered with Better Hometown to make the project possible!