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PAGE 8-A HOGANSVIIA.E HERALD - THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2012 Thousands Expected for Fair Weekend in Gay SPECIAL ATMOSPHERE - The rustic rural environment has always been part of the appeal of the Cotton Pickin' Fair. First-time visitors from urban area such as Atlanta are usually amazed. By ROB RICHARDSON Once again, fair weekend will bring thousands of visi- tors to the town of Gay. Anchored by the long- standing Cotton Pickin' Fair, the two days of festivities will draw people from the Atlanta and Columbus mar- kets as well as a multi-coun- ty local area. The Cotton Pickin' Fair and the Shady Days in Gay Arts and Crafts Festival are the main events. But other activities rang- ing from mini-festivals to yard sales will line Georgia Highway 85 all the way to Senoia. The Oct. 6-7 Cotton Pickin' Fair will include the reopen- hag of The 1911 Building. The three-story red brick building was built in 1911 to house J.R. Gay & Co. and fea- tured a general mercantile store, grocery store, farm office, and eight-room apart- ment. Now, 12 artists and antique dealers will occupy the main floor and the Knights of Columbus have set up shop in the basement. Food remains one of the biggest draws of the Fair. Area civic organizations, churches and schools will be serving southern foods that are baked, fried, broiled and barbecued on site. The Cotton Pickin' Fair is also known for a wide vari- ety of arts and crafts vendors literally from across the nation. WHEN: Both events this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7. HOURS: Cotton Pickin' Fair: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. Shady Days: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. ADMISSION: Cotton Pickin' Fair: $7 Adults, Senior 65 and over $6, and $3 for children (7 to 12), Free for children 6 and under. Shady Days: Free for all ages. Live entertainment will also be featured on six stages. The Cotton Pickin Fair is located on the east side of Georgia Highway 85 on a for- mer family farm site. Meanwhile, the Shady Days festival will fill the area on both sides of Georgia 85 closer to the traffic light. Although smaller and newer, the event also features a variety of food vendors. Arts and crafts vendors are also booked and the fes- tival includes an expanded children's area. Live entertainment is also scheduled. Free parking is available at several locations. The Georgia State Patrol and Meriwether County Sheriff's Office will be han- dling traffic control. Early forecasts call for near-perfect fall weather: dry and cool .............. Both events, which run Saturday and Sunday, are held the first full weekends in October and May. ......... 0olleg[at. ByANDY KOBER The 15th annual Hummingbird Festival begins Thursday, Oct. 18, with the Festival Dinner and Silent Auction. As in past years, this spe- cial event is scheduled to take place at the Victoria Bell Mansion and Special Event Center located on Main Street. A reception begins at 6 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres and the Silent Action. Those attending can browse through the silent auction items which typical- ly feature a wide variety of gift items and merchandise. Past auction items have included pottery, framed and unframed artwork, gift certificates for services and products, and much more. As a special treat, this year's music will be provid- ed by "Brothers and Sisters" a 10-piece band that features soloist Eva Rose Schultz. With outstanding perform- ances, she earned a second place finish in the 2012 West Georgia Idol Contest. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. and this year will again fea- ture the cuisine of Chef Matt Preble of Professional Touch Catering. Proceeds from the Hummingbird Festival Dinner and Silent Auction benefit the Hogansville Charitable Trust, which in turns benefits the city and residents in malting Hogansville a better place to live. Prior festivals have gen- erated funds to match fed- eral and state grants total- ing over $1.5 million in improvements. Tickets are still avail- able for the Hummingbird Festival Dinner and Silent Auction at $65 per person. They can be purchased by calling 706-637-9497. The Hummingbird Festival is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20-21, and is sponsored by West Georgia Physicians. Gayle Deereaux con- tributed to this report. PRESENTING THE ARTWORK - Artist Andrea Mulvaney (right) is shown presenting her hummingbird artwork to the Hogansville Council last Monday evening. Selected as the desig for the 2012 posters and t-shirts, the framed will now hang in Hogansville City Hall. Leah IE i er (left) used the art- work in designing the Humming! d Festival poster and Ralph Lynch made the presenta . Shown in the back- ground are council members Jack Leidner, Bobby Joe Frazier and Jean Crocker. ': By &holy Kober HARLEY THE HUMMINGBIRD- The new Hummingbird Festival poster and t-shirts were only display during the release of the Hummingbirds last week. The new poster features Harley the Hummingbird and the artwork was designed by Newnan artist Andrea Mulvaney. The poster was designed by Leah Leidner and the bright colors look great on the black t,shirts. Shown with the poster and t- shirt are, left to right: Leah Leidner, Mary Stewart, Alan Boyer, and Ralph Lynch. By Andy Kober STILL READY TO PERFORM - Eva Rose Schultz (left) and the band "Brothers and Sisters" will be performing dur- ing the Hummingbird Festival Dinner and Silent huction. Schultz scored a second place finish during the 2012 West Georgia Idol competition and is shown with Vickie Brown and Jay Pearson. By GAYLE DEVEREAUX The inaugural Hummingbird Festival Charity Poker Tournament has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13, at Hawg Heaven restaurant in Hogansville. Hosted and facilitated by Aces and Eights Poker and Hawg Heaven, the tournament is a "No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em" poker tournament. Interested players can sign up at 11 a.m. at Hawg Heaven restaurant on the day of the tournament. The first deal is at noon. Since the tournament is a charity fund-raiser, the sug- gested donation buy-in will be $40 for $3,520 in starting chips, but players may purchase up to $6,520 in starting chips. A purchase of $10 or more in food and beverages can be redeemed for an additional $1,000 in chips, with an add-on of $2,000 additional chips before the first break. The first place winner in the tournament wins $500 cash. Second place wins $300 and third place wins $200. There will also be a 50150 raffle, lone wolf pot, and raf- fles for lots of great prizes. Come on out for da3r of i)0k6r fmi Wliile r iising for improvements in Hogansville. By Andy Kober - UP, UP AND AWAY - The launch of the hum- mingbirds was held last Thursday commemo- rating the beginning of the Hummingbird Festival Season in Hogansville. release was act~at~ helium-filled ball~ with humming drawn on them. ': ~::=~,, Ralph Lynch and Friends i At Carriage and Horses i ByANDY KOBER Ralph Lynch and Friends has scheduled two more= weekends of music at Carriage and Horses Restaurant. Well known in and around Hogansville, Ralph Lync@ and Van Barnett have four more performances scheduled ", at Carriage and Horses and they are: 6:30 p.m. to 10 Friday and Saturday, Oct 5-6; and 6:30 p.m. to 10p.m Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13. i ~!): ~ Owned and operated by Bechara Dagher, Carriage Horses Restaurant offers a unique restaurant experience : with menu items not found elsewhere in the ': To see a menu, visit the restaurant's web _ www.cometodagher.com Carriage and Horses Restaurant is located at Mill Road in Pine Mountain. Upson DUI Defensive Driving Electric & Refrigeration Electronic Connections Your Accessory Source/ Ga. Reg. CU 400531 ERA. Certified 137 West Main St. MANCHESTER 846-9781 f Dozier Memorials "}'our l.ff~ ~ a St~w... TdJ ~ Wdl. " PURCHASE Granite l:kal & Bnmze Marter,' r~ht at your ~t~exti~s at: shop.dozJertm, morials.om Or ~a-' tts a ~ o~ .4op byt![ 706.846.53~8 t 32 rear~t 7~ Warm Spta~ Hwy. 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