Downtown Fall Frenzy Celebrates New Season | Schools
Milledgeville, GA - Milledgeville Main Street’s First Friday event, Downtown Fall Frenzy will be hitting the streets of Downtown Milledgeville on Oct. 5 from 6 – 9 p.m. for a night of entertainment and family fun.
Bring the kids to Trucks and Treats from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Milledgeville Post Office parking lot to explore and learn about different types of trucks and heavy equipment. The 48th Brigade will be on site with a Humvee for kids to explore and a treat from the BHS ROTC is in store as well. Wait for the candy drop at 7 p.m. for children 18 months and up and grab yummy treats to enjoy! A special thanks to our sponsors of the candy drop- Kroger and Piggly Wiggly.
Z97fm will be on site with some of today’s best hits to keep the crowds entertained in the Post Office parking lot.
Milledgeville Main Street Director Carlee Schulte is excited for the new programs that will be offered at the Downtown Fall Frenzy this year.
“I am thrilled we are offering something a little different this month with our ‘trucks and treats’ event and of course all of the other activities and live music to welcome the coming of fall!” Schulte said.
Celebrate the beginning of fall with your kids at the Kids Corner hosted by Oconee Regional Medical Center at Wayne and Hancock Street that will include pumpkin painting and sidewalk chalking for children to enjoy.
Listen and enjoy performances from musicians in the Milledgeville music scene from 6 – 9 p.m. TP and Sandra Holloman will be performing Bluegrass music on N. Wayne Street by Metropolis, Carlos Toombs and the Reception Band will be playing old school hits outside of Capital City and percussionist Ernest Rogers will be performing at the corner of Amici with a special light show.
Georgia College and State University student Kelsey Stone believes that attending events like First Friday greatly benefits college students.
“As a student at Georgia College, it is essential to participate in community events, especially when you are not from Milledgeville,” Stone said. “It gets you comfortable with your community and makes you aware of all of the opportunities available to have a good time and make great memories during your time here in Milledgeville.”
The Downtown Fall Frenzy will feature local arts and crafts at the Compassionate Crafts booth outside of Baldwin Lofts where Kim Hornsby and Dianna Perdue use their love of crafting to help others by selling paintings, wreaths, holiday decorations, painted furniture and windows as well as personalized items.
The proceeds will be donated to a different charity each month, with October’s profits going towards Soles4Souls, an organization that participate in shoe and clothing distributions to Haitians in need.
The Rotary Chalk Art Competition will take place on Georgia College’s Front Campus beginning at 4 p.m. and will feature a performance by the Georgia College Jazz Band. Vote for your favorite chalk art for $.25 per vote and hear the winners announced at 7 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club. For an application, contact Carlee Schulte at (478) 414- 4014.
Britney Graham, a Milledgeville mother of two children, has attended the October First Friday in the past and believes that all parents should bring their families.
“In the past October First Friday events, my children have truly enjoyed the activities that Milledgeville Main Street and the participating groups have put on,” Graham said. “It is a great way to spend time with your family and get fall started off of the right foot.”