Posts Tagged ‘Event’

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.


Successful Chamber Annual Banquet

March 3, 2015 in Chamber of Commerce,Events,Local News | Comments (0)

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loran-georgia-sports-communicationsThe Wrightsville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting on February 12th at the First United Methodist Church Social Hall with a full crowd of attendees.  Speaker for the event was hometown boy, Loran Smith, Executive Secretary of UGA’s Bulldog Club.

Georgia Bulldogs Athletic News says the following about Loran: “There may be no more versatile staff member at the University of Georgia Athletic Association than Loran Smith.

“The former long time executive secretary of the Georgia Bulldog Club and 1959 Bulldog track MVP and 1960 captain has been an important building block of what has become one of the nation’s top athletic programs.

“Smith has spent most of his professional life at UGA after graduation and during that time has held positions as Assistant Sports Information Director, Business Manager, and Executive Director of the Georgia Bulldog Club, and member of the Athletic Association Development Office.

“He’s also served as executive producer of the football coach’s television show, packager of the game radio broadcasts, host of the Mark Richt post-game locker room show, and sideline reporter during the games. He still serves as co-host of the pre-game Tailgate Show.

“A native of Wrightsville, Ga., Smith is a past chairman of the State of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1997. Smith is a former publicity director of the Coaches All-America game and former Secretary of the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association and Executive Director of the Georgia High School All-Star games. He is married to the former Myrna Warren of Covington, Ga., and they have two children, Camille and Kent, both graduates of the University of Georgia. They have four grandchildren.”

In addition to a tasty meal served by Teresa’s Catering the Chamber voted two new members to their board: Michael Harrison and Penny Foskey. During the business meeting, George Milligan presented Donnie Sweat of Sweats and Associates with the distinctive honor of Chamber Member of the Year.


Chamber 2013 Lite-a-Lites with Santa – Coming Soon: 2014 Event!

January 19, 2014 in Chamber of Commerce,City of Wrightsville,Events,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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SantaThanks to everyone for making the 2013 Chamber of Commerce Lite-a-Lite with Santa a great success! There were over 300 youngsters, of all ages, who enjoyed a visit with Santa. Every child got to sit on Santa’s knee and even J.D. the dog got to give Santa his list. Thanks to the community for coming together and making this happen. Great entertainment was provided by the Dance Explosion and the Johnson County High School Band. Hot chocolate was provided by Marty Thompson and his staff at State Farm Insurance. The Chamber would lie to thank everyone who contributed in making the event a great success. The Lite-a-Lite Tree with Santa will take place on December 5th, 2014. Please look out for more information.


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/

 

 

             

 

      

                       

   

                

        

 

 

       


Chamber Annual Banquet

January 31, 2013 in Chamber of Commerce,City of Wrightsville,Events,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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The Wrightsville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet took place on Thursday, February 21 at 7:00 PM. The banquet was held at the First United Methodist Church Reception Hall at 208 West Elm Street in Wrightsville.  A large crowd enjoyed a steak dinner, catered by Teresa Lamb Catering,  and entertainment by the Front Porch Blues Band!     See flyer.


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!




Chamber Lite-a-Lite Tree

November 9, 2012 in Chamber of Commerce,City of Wrightsville,Events,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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The Chamber of Commerce is now taking orders for their annual Lite-a-Lite Tree on the Courthouse Square.
Lites may be purchased  in honor of or in memory of  that special person.

Lights-$1.00 each
Court House Window lights – $10.00 ea. 
Names will appear in local newspapers & announced at the tree lighting on Thur. Dec. 6th on the Courthouse Square directly following the Relay For Life Parade.
Businesses purchase lights in honor of your employees for a great way to show how much you appreciate them.  A LITE-A-LITE form is attached along with a Christmas flyer showing all the fun events of the night.  If you would like to sign up for the parade and or chili cook off please contact us: Chamber of Commerce, 478-864-7200.

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!


Chamber Fall Barbecue

August 8, 2012 in Chamber of Commerce,City of Wrightsville,Events,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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The Wrightsville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce will have a Fall Barbecue Fundraiser on Thursday, September 13 at the Wrightsville Depot between the hours of 11:00 and 1:30. Plates will be $7 each and will consist of  BBQ pork with extra BBQ sauce,  homemade potato salad,  green beans, bread, and a homemade dessert. Call ahead to pick up or let us deliver to your home or business – delivery will be free for three or more plates! Plates may be purchased by calling the Chamber Office at 864-7200 or by notifying a chamber board member by Thursday, September 6th. Support your local Chamber of Commerce!