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First Friday: Give Thanks Downtown
First Friday: Give Thanks Downtown


Downtown Milledgeville hosts First Friday, November 4 with the  theme, "Give Thanks."

Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to Jerry Atkins playing the guitar and the 128/80 Band featuring Randy Newton.

The featured artist of the month is Crystal Wagner featuring her formal approach. A combination of drawing, printmaking, collage and sculpture, and an appreciation of the idea of context as it relates to form. Her work and more detailed information about her can be found on her website, crystalwagner.com.

Kids will also have several activities at Give Thanks Downtown to keep them entertained.

The R. Stanley Sketchbook Activity Corner for Kids will be offering a coloring contest, candle bag decorating, and ‘I am thankful for’ feather decorating.

There will be a canned food drive to help support the local food pantries. Guests are encouraged to bring canned food to Digital Bridges from Nov. 4th thru Dec. 2nd.

Main Street Director Carlee Schulte expressed her feelings, “This is a great way for the community to come together and help those in need during the holiday season.”

New City Church volunteers will be selling cotton candy and cider during the event as a fundraiser for First Friday. Downtown merchants will have sales and specials for attendees during the event as well.

JC Grant Jewelers is celebrating 125 years in business at the event.

“This year marks 125 years in business,” Jean Grant Graham said. “We opened in

1886 in Monticello and have been in Milledgeville since 1909. We want to celebrate the fact that we are open and the business has been in the same family since then. We would just like to thank our loyal customers.”

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