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Visitors' Bureau Hosts Haunted Trolley Tours

Visitors' Bureau Hosts Haunted Trolley Tours

The tours will be creeping through the streets of Milledgeville, Georgia with two tours each night, one at 6:30 p.m. and one at 8:30 pm. from October 17-20, 2011 and October 24-27, 2011.

 The ghosts of times past will once again come to life as visitors come aboard the trolley.  This year's event will once again bring back the every-popular "adults only" tour.  The latter tour will feature stories and characters that might not be suitable for the faint of heart.  Tickets go on sale Monday, October 3, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at the Milledgeville-Baldwin County CVB on 200 West Hancock Street in Milledgeville, GA.  For ticket information call the Milledgeville Baldwin County CVB at 800-653-1804, 478-452-4687 or www.visitmilledgeville.org.  

Autumn: Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes Galore

Autumn: Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes Galore

Where to Go for Your Pumpkins:

  • Elliott Farms, Lizella: features a pumpkin patch, tractor hay rides, snacks, farm animals. Opens in October Call 478-935-8180 for more information.
  • Best Nursery's Pumpkin Patch, Harris County:  Open Oct 1-Nov 16. Call 706-327-1515 for information. 
  • Troup Corn, Laurens County: Features corn maze, hay ride, pumpkin patch and a mini-maze. Call 478-272-8170. Opens Saturday, Sept 24.
  • Twin Oaks Fun Farm, Monroe County. Features pumpkins and a corn maze. Open Oct. 1-Oct. 31
  • Our Cotton Pickin' Christmas Tree Farm, Hawkinsville. Check their Facebook page for updates.Pick your own pumpkin from the patch. Also enjoy cider or cocoa on the porch while the kids climb the hay mountain. Open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Andalusia Holds Author's Book Signing

Andalusia Holds Author's Book Signing

 

The Foundation will sponsor a reading and book signing by Joe Samuel Starnes at the Mary Vinson Memorial Library in Milledgeville on Friday, November 4, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Starnes's new novel, Fall Line, will be published by NewSouth Books in October. 

The novel is set in 1955, when floodgates are poised to slam shut on a concrete dam straddling the Oogasula River, creating a lake that will submerge a forgotten crossroads and thousands of acres of woodlands in rural Georgia.

Fall Line unfolds in one day's action, as viewed through the eyes of Elmer Blizzard, a troubled ex-deputy; Mrs. McNulty, a lonely widow who refuses to leave her doomed shack by the river; and a rapacious politician, State Senator Aubrey Terrell, for whom the new lake is named.

Tickets on sale for "Smoke on the Mountain, Homecoming"

Tickets on sale for   "Smoke on the Mountain, Homecoming"

Allied Arts and the Milledgeville Players will again partner to produce "Smoke on the Mountain, Homecoming" for an eight night run this November. This is the third installment of the plays about the gospel-singing Sanders Family of Mount Pleasant, North Carolina. In 2009 you may have met them in "Smoke on the Mountain" and in 2010, they presented "A Sanders Family Christmas" to standing room only audiences.

Watercolor Painting Workshop with Berry Smith

Watercolor Painting Workshop with Berry Smith

Artist Berry Smith will be teaching a one day watercolor workshop on Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Allen’s Market Building, 101 West McIntosh Street in Milledgeville.  

The workshop will focus on landscape painting and will be geared to experienced, as well as beginning painters ages 15 years and up.

Berry has dabbled in art for most of his life. Several years ago, Berry began taking painting workshops and entering art exhibitions. He has won numerous awards throughout the southeast. He is well known for his landscape paintings, but has recently begun painting wildlife.

Registration fee for the workshop is $48.00. Call Allied Arts at 478.452.3950 or visit www.milledgevillealliedarts.com for a supply list or for additional information.

Chamber Unveils New Logo

Chamber Unveils New Logo

The Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce is unveiling a new logo designed to more accurately reflect the Chamber’s mission and scope of work.

The new look was created by Chamber CEO April Bragg in an effort to better align the Chamber’s marketing strategy with the brand identity of Milledgeville. The new logo features a more sophisticated design adapted to reflect that “Chamber means business.” The words Baldwin County have been incorporated into the branded logo for Milledgeville designed by award-winning creative agency Bright Ideas Group of Macon, GA as part of the effort led by the Convention & Visitors Bureau to create a distinctive look and feel for the way our community is promoted.