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Art in the Park is this weekend at Hurricane Shoals

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Bluegrass and gospel and BBQ, corn fritters, tenderloin, sausage and beans will be among the sounds, smells and tastes to be enjoyed during the 24th Hurricane Shoals “Art in the Park Festival” taking place this weekend.
You can step back in time when you visit Hurricane Shoals for the festival which will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 12:30-5:30 p.m. on Sunday at the historic treasure in Maysville which is being preserved and enhanced by the Tumbling Waters Society and other volunteers. All festival proceeds will be used to promote and improve Hurricane Shoals Park.
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Braselton Downtown Hoedown is Oct. 2

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By FARAH BOHANNON

fbohannon@clickthepaper.com

Cowboy up, partner! It’s almost time to give a toast to Braselton at the Downtown Hoedown. This event is hosted by the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and members say they are excited for a boot scootin’ evening of fun and entertainment.

The Downtown Hoedown is Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Braselton-Stover House.

Stonewall’s BBQ will provide dinner while Dave Boyd will serenade the attendees with his music. There may even be Moonshine, but that’s just the word on the street — you have to attend to see.

Other than fun dancing and delicious BBQ, there will be an art auction. Local watercolorist Linda Griffiths, known for her cows and goats, and photographer Sarina Roth are teaming up with the DDA to offer one of a kind, original works of art.

Griffiths creates a unique showcase of original art, from watercolors to photography, from oils and mixed mediums, to creative gifts. She is an extremely talented artist who particularly enjoys creating masterpieces of cows and goats, which is how so many people know about her. She is the owner of The Birdhouse Studio & Gallery and thoroughly enjoys sharing her talents with others.

Roth is the owner and photographer at Never The Rock Photography for businesses, publications and families. She also has fine art available for sale at selected galleries, one being the Braselton Gallery. On Friday, Oct. 10, Roth will celebrate nine years in business with a gathering at Higher Grounds Coffee House at 11 a.m.

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Library Friends hosting Oct. 8 lunch & learn

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The Oct. 8 Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library program for Oct. 8 will feature the Crawford W. Long Museum and the Jefferson Community Theater.

Representatives from these organizations will present a preview of the “Haints and Saints Cemetery Tour.” Andy Garrison will portray Dr. Crawford Long at this meeting.

Haints & Saints will take place Oct. 24-26 in Jefferson beginning at the Crawford Long Museum and proceeding to Woodbine Cemetery.

Lunch and Learn will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 8 in the Braselton Community Room, rear level of the Braselton Police& Municipal Court Building on Highway 53 in Braselton.

The price for the homemade soup and salad is only $6 so please bring cash or check. Reservations are appreciated and can be made by calling Debbie at 678-963-5423.

Art of Geocaching event to be hosted Monday

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By FARAH BOHANNON

fbohannon@clickthepaper.com

The Art of Geocaching event taking place at Braselton Town Hall on Sept. 22 is the perfect opportunity to learn more about this historic and eclectic hobby that so many people have become addicted to.

In a nutshell, geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity where participants use a GPS or any other navigational device to hide and seek containers called “geocaches” or “caches” anywhere in the world.

Anne Poe will share information about geocaching and the Jackson County Heritage Trail during the Monday evening event at Braselton Town Hall.

Anne Poe will share information about geocaching and the Jackson County Heritage Trail during the Monday evening event at Braselton Town Hall.

Geocaching expert Anne Poe, wife of Jackson County Manager Kevin Poe, will give a detailed talk on this activity and will introduce the exhibit of photos of the Jackson County Heritage Trail. They will also raffle off two unique ammo boxes painted by Terry Short and Frances Byrd. They will also raffle off two unique ammo boxes painted by Terry Short and Frances Byrd. The event will run from 6:30-8 p.m.

Local artists and craftsmen worked with the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce to create these unique and original geocache containers. Designed to reflect the historical/cultural nature of each specific site, they are works of art.

For more information and membership forms for the Jackson County Arts Council, visit the website at www.jacksoncountygaarts.com/.

The exhibit will remain open at Braselton Town Hall weekdays from 10 a. m. to 4 p.m. until Friday, Sept. 26.

The Vine begins new outreach with gasoline buy down

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The Vine will be reaching outside its wall and into the community with its Second Saturday Outreach starting Sept. 13.

The Vine will be reaching outside its wall and into the community with its Second Saturday Outreach starting Sept. 13.

Members of The Vine, a church located on Highway 211 in Braselton,  will begin a new outreach effort this Saturday by “buying down” the price of gasoline at two local stations to $2.99 a gallon.
According to Holly Avera, the new outreach program will feature a unique means to be out in the community each month.
“The purpose is to be out and present in the community and  love on everybody whether they come to church at The Vine or haven’t found a church,” said Avera. “We want to intentionally demonstrate that God loves you  and this is one way we want to show it.”
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