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.
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.
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!
The Johnson County 4th of July T Shirts are now available at the Chamber of Commerce office. The commemorative shirts are available in youth and adult sizes for $12.00 each. Please stop by the depot to purchase yours.
Come join us for our three day celebration of our Nation’s founding! Beginning on Sunday, July 1, with a Worship & Veterans Service and ending with old fashioned events on the courthouse square on July 4th.
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Johnson County Courthouse
Plans are being made for Wrightsville’s annual Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration and when complete, the entire schedule of events will be posted on this site. Again the Wrightsville Rotary Club will sponsor the Firecracker 10K, 5K and 1 mile run on Wednesday July 4th. The 10K Run begins at 7:00 a.m.; 5K at 8:15 a.m. and 1 Mile Run at 8:30 a.m. All runners will meet at the Courthouse Square in downtown Wrightsville. Click here for the Firecracker Run application. Online registration available here.
An application for Arts & Crafts is available here. Arts & Crafts setup will be Tuesday, July 3rd (after 5:00 p.m.) or Wednesday morning, July 4th.
The Independence Day Parade entries should fill out the application and return per instructions. Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. on July 4th and all entrants should be lined up and ready to go at 9:30 a.m.
For questions concerning any of the 4th of July Celebration events, please contact Lynn Lamb at the Chamber of Commerce: 478-864-7200. Check back soon for a full schedule of exciting events for the family including street dance, old fashioned events, music, food, Firecracker Run and Arts & Crafts!
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.
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!
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.)