COMMERCE – On your mark, get set, go PINK! There is still time to register early for Tanger Outlet Center’s sixth annual 5K Run/Walk, as Tanger is leading the race against Breast Cancer in the community.
Tanger will be hosting the sixth annual Fit for a Cure 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 18, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The 3.1-mile course will begin and end at the Tanger Outlet Center in Commerce.
The family event is open to runners and walkers of all ages. Prizes will be awarded to divisional age bracket winners as well as the top male and top female winners. The first 600 pre-registered participants will receive a race pack which includes a commemorative race T-shirt, medal, Tanger shopping discounts and other goodies. To register, visit the Tanger Shopper Services or register conveniently online at www.tangeroutlet.com/race. The early registration period ends on Oct. 16. After that, the fee will increase from $20 per person to $25. Proceeds from Tanger’s 5K Run/Walk will benefit the Cancer Foundation of Northeast Georgia.
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By FARAH BOHANNON
Hoschton city officials, employees and residents are thrilled to celebrate the start of fall at the Hoschton Fall Festival this weekend.
With a hefty list of vendors, the 2014 event will mark the 40th anniversary for the Hoschton Fall Festival, so this year will be one of the biggest yet.
Mayor Theresa Kenerly says she could not be happier with this year’s festival size.
“The 2014 Hoschton Fall Festival is bigger and better than ever,” said Kenerly. “We have more than 100 booths so far and we have no more space in the parade. The Dixie DockDogs are going to be a huge hit this year, so we are really excited.”
The Dixie DockDogs made an appearance on the David Letterman show on Sept. 17 along with actor Michael Cera and Lyle Lovett and his Large Band.
The festival will kick off at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, when the booths will officially open. The first hour and a half will allow the early birds to shop and explore the wide variety of booths that will range from arts and crafts to local businesses to home décor and much, much more. As Kenerly said, there are 125 booths to be exact with only room for two more late additions.
The official opening ceremony for the festival at 4:30 p.m. will include the slicing of the 40th anniversary cake being made by Just Desserts Bakery. Slices of the cake will be first-come, first-serve and put a sweet taste on the festival. Make sure to arrive before 4:30 p.m. to receive a a slice of cake — it will go fast.
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Last weekend was picture perfect weather for Art in the Park at Hurricane Shoals. Crowds ventured to this historic treasure in Maysville where the Tumbling Waters Society works to preserve the historical nature of the Hurricane Shoals area. See more scenes in LeAnne Akin’s photo gallery below.
Tumbling Waters Society hosted the 24th Hurricane Shoals Art in the Park Festival last weekend and festival-goers could get some hands-on experience weaving split oak baskets at Jerry Waldrop’s spot at the two-story barn, watching J O’Kelley caning a chair using the methods he learned from his grandfather, Tom, watching blacksmith demonstrations by Cory Hendricks and listening to 9-year-old Grace Tingelhoff perform historic music on the violin.
The two-day Ianuario Memorial Bluegrass Festival was also held.
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