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Tastes of Crawford 2017

We are ready to present a New 5th Annual Tastes of Crawford recognizing growth, will include Restaurants, Catering Companies, Georgia Grown and Coffee shop and Convenient Food Service Companies. Our theme is “Summertime and everything is peachy!”
Our Winners 4th Annual Tastes of Roberta and Crawford Were
Third Place – Hudson’s BBQ; A shared Second Place tie Turner’s Wings and Three Angels Vegetarian and First Place Catering and Meeting Tourism Camp Grace Food Service Facility Department.
2013 – Champion’s Restaurant
2014 – Hudson’s BBQ
2015 – Turner’s Wings
2016 – Camp Grace Catering Service
2017 – UP FOR VOTE BY OUR TASTERS on July 20, 6-7:30
We want to support all our Restaurants, Catering Services and eateries in all of Roberta and Crawford County so with this showing of food artists there will be Categories. Now who will take home the trophy? Our tasters of the product will decide first with ribbons in the New Tastes of Crawford in each of the four categories. Over all best taste going to one of those four categories will be left to those who are tasting the offering. Decorated tables being a strong statement of your business, also reminding our expected tasters where the best taste was in peachy tastes or in business statement taste selection.
Remember a First Place Ribbons will go to each of the four Categories followed by the coveted Tastes of Crawford Chef trophy– all decided by the people who come to taste and enjoy our eateries of all kinds and places.
To add even more fun we will have a mini ART SHOW by local artists and will have games to play while the tasting are being made. It all begins at 6 pm at CGTC Roberta Campus so look for the signs as they will direct you to the 300 seat capacity building where the competition will be held. The fun will be at hand and it is Summertime and the evening is going to peachy! Think of it as a great family reunion so bring everyone to look at our wonderful Foodies!

Tastes of Roberta and Crawford …love our foodies!

Georgia Jug Festival and Old Knoxville Days

Much to see and much to do for you and the whole family beginning with Preview Party, Potters Hall of Fame, Pottery Exhibit, Student Art Show and entertainment. Kick off the festival with us on May 18, 2017 at 6 pm to be held at Knoxville “Old Courthouse”.

Here are some updated details of the 2017 Jug Festival where we say “for the love of mud!…..

6:00 pm: Preview Party in the Old Courthouse, Heavy Hor d’oeuvres, Live Music. Induction to the Potter’s Hall of Fame will be Billy Pyles.
Pottery Exhibit will be open 5-7pm in the New Courthouse. Art Show and West Memorial Bird House contest, we have some excellent works of art displayed by our Crawford County High School Art Club.
Tickets $25/person, $45/couple in advance, $30/person, $55/couple at the door

May 19, 2017–Have fun and learn something at the Lunch and Learn with entertainment and a wonderful lunch. Jim Barfield, renown historian, is guest speaker and will be providing the information and story of Dr. John Pemberton, inventor of Coca Cola. After visit the Pottery Exhibit and hang around for the Gospel Sing on the Roberta Square and be sure to visit the Quilt Show at the Recycle Center, join us at The Train Depot for a Gospel Fest 5:30 pm – 8 pm.

For Tickets to Preveiw Party and Lunch and Learn an option of to use the PayPal button below to purchase tickets. PayPal will be updated closer to the event.

May 20, 2017
Knoxville, GA

May 20, 2017 Georgia Jug Festival and Old Knoxville Days begins!!
5K starts @ 7:30 am
1 Mile Fun Run starts @ ~ 7:40 am
Awards Presented 9:30 am Upstairs in the Old Courthouse

Runners, Walkers, Baby Strollers (non-motorized of course), and Well Behaved Pets on a Leash, are welcome.   Pet Owners are Required to Clean-Up after Their Pets.
It is all day family fun to follow and please look at the our many sponsors of the Festival in 2016. They are honored for one year and will change once again in 2017 March 30, 2017.
See you at the Festival and hope you consider being one of our Festival Sponsors!

A BIG THANK YOU TO All 2016 SPONSORS! Stay tuned to review our great sponsors for 2017. They deserve and receive one year advertisement for their contribution. Early Birds Sponsor Program advertised on the Festival Brochure are receiving advertising throughout the state and Visitor and Information Centers. Be a sponsor…it is good for your business! And we appreciate all sponsors no matter the amount, given to this wonderful family event.

The 2016 Georgia JugFest is brought to you by…

Please visit and support our sponsors.

Special Sponsors

Crawford Family Medicine
John and Sandy Simms
Russell and Nancy Jones

2nd Annual Papa’s Peach Classic- Salute to Dad’s!

Papa’s Peach Classic will be fun for the whole family June 17, 2017. The race begins at Dickey’s Packing House with the 5K route going to the turn around and back to enjoy some mighty fine Peach Ice Cream. Running may not be what you intended, there is also a 1-Mile Fun Run. Our honored Father this year will be Kemen Miller — teacher, coach, Assistant Principal and Acting Principal of the Crawford County Middle School. Mr. Miller passed away in 2016 after a brief illness. His story will be told by family at the 2nd Papa’s Peach Classic June 17, 2017.

This race is the Saturday before Father’s Day, giving dad several ways to celebrate: he can sit on the packing house porch, enjoy ice cream or other sweet treats while he watches the family run or he can run along with them and make all of them stay behind him! Honor your dad with this family event. Dickey Farms is treating all runners with a small cup or cone of delicious peach ice cream.

Papa’s Peach Classic– honoring a special “Dad” each year. Kemen Miller, being the honored father this year served his children and all the children at the Crawford County Middle School. This event is a salute to all Fathers who contribute so much to young lives and families. Run for your own Father or with your Father because every “dad” is special.

Through June 9, 2017, 5-K cost for 19 years and older is $22 and the Fun Run is $14. For 18 years and under the cost of running the 5K is $16 and Fun Run $14. The price goes up on June 10, 2017; for the 5-K 19 and up is $25 and 18 and under will go to $18 so enter early! Another way to save — $1 off for teams of four or more who sign up together…Dad and his family and of course Grandpa and his tribe will really enjoy this family outing. You will be able to sign up and pay at Macon Tracks or download a registration form.

IMG_3611Please see the links below. Note this is a Pay-Pal event so you can enter on line. Or you may bring your registration form to the Roberta Crawford County Chamber of Commerce at 39 Wright Avenue, Roberta, Georgia or mail your registration to Robert-Crawford Chamber at P.O. Box 417, Roberta, Georgia 31078. Remember sign up together and save money!

Call Larry Carpenter, (309) 673–6459 or the chamber office at (478) 836–3825 for additional information. Runners are sure to receive a Papa’s Peach Classic T-Shirt if you sign up by June 10th. Beginning June 11th you may miss out on the t-shirt.

A Huge “Thank You” to our 2016 Sponsors listed below. Hope you become one of our valued Sponsors in 2017. Sponsors allow for many project completions and we, your chamber, appreciate all of them!
Dickey Farms, Georgia Power, McLeighton Funeral Services, Elaine Westberry, Citizens State Bank, Tannell Johnson, Atticus Printing.com, Southern Rivers Energy, Champion’s Restaurant, Big Chic/Ooh-La-La Catering, Crawford County Estates, Road I.D., Upson EMC, Hudson’s BBQ; Crawford County GFB Young Farmers Group as advertised on the racer T-Shirts. Let your chamber know if you would like to see your name on the 2017 Papa’s Peach Classic…GREAT fun for families!

Are you ready to SHOP! Are you ready to SELL!


Peaches to the Beaches …Longest yard sale in Georgia is nearly crowding the park with vendors, shoppers and up and down U.S. Hwy. 341 from Barnesville/Lamar; Roberta/ Crawford and down to Brunswick in the South! Large shopping areas with stamps at Musella Barn and A & W Mechanical not to mention individuals in there own front yards and business on US 341 North and South. Come join us as a vendor or as a shopper!

Come join us as a shopper and look at all the places open for your business to find the treasure your are looking to have. Take a minute to link to Peaches to the Beaches viewing the easy to read and follow the link to Peaches to the Beaches mapping system and see for yourself the many places to shop ’till you drop. All your favorite place are there in your home town and county!

Come to 39 Wright Avenue and have your business or off site vendor spot on a map that travels…well it will show all those traveling where you are on the “longest yard sale in Georgia!” Remember price goes up on February 9, 2018 from $30 to $40 and more the six vendor off sites locations $180 to $190.

Become an Official Peaches to the Beaches
Vendor Today!
March 9-10, 2018
Vendors can officially participate three ways:
1)RENT Official Space from the Roberta Crawford County Chamber of Commerce’s Official Site located at the official site in the David Bailey Memorial Park. $30 per 15’x15’ space. After February 10: $40 per space
2)RENT an Official Yard Sign to be placed at your choice of location. $30 per official yard sign;
After February 10: $40 per official yard sign. Note: After February 10, we cannot guarantee that your listing will be included on vendor/site maps, website, listings, etc. Official Yard Signs available while supplies last.
3)RENT an Official Site Banner to be an official site (for locations with 6 or more vendors).
$180 per official site banner. Note: After February 10, we cannot guarantee that your site will be included on ven-dor/site maps, websites, listings, etc. Official sites also have the option to be an Official Contest Stamp Location. Official Contest Stamp Locations agree to have someone available to stamp forms from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days of the event. Official Site Banners available while supplies last.
Again this year Roberta Crawford County has THREE STAMP LOCATIONS – Musella Barn, Roberta Crawford County Chamber of Commerce and A & W Mechanical. Stop at all three and collect those stamps to be in the drawing for trips and cash cards!!! Look for the ORANGE and YELLOW WELCOME signs and get your entry forms stamped!

To become an Official Vendor, contact the
Patti Temple
Roberta Crawford County Chamber of Commerce
478-836-3825
Mail: P.O. Box 417
Roberta Georgia 31078

Shopping fever is hard to quench and clean cupboard, carports, closets and outbuilding a treasure to have not to mention the money you can raise! peaches_to_beaches_yardsale

You are invited! 2017 Annual Meeting; Business Expo and Awards Banquet

February 20, 2017 you are invited to Roberta Crawford County Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet, Business Expo and Awards Gala. This very important night, affording all who attend opportunity of recognition, networking, Business Expo Presentation, a wonderful meal and a program to include our Chamber Awards Presentations. This year we will be going to Flint Electric Banquet Facility.

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Beautiful scenery…tranquil settings all over the county…this is only one.

Business Expo begins at 6 pm . We hope to see your business, or non profit display. Please call to reserve your spot-478-836-3825. 7 pm dinner and program will begin. A very interesting speaker and A raffle of something you can use. Awards for Business of the Year, Individual of the Year, Youth of the Year, Group of the Year and Hero of the Year will be announced to the deserving individuals. You just have to be there and enjoy the evening.

This is a catered meal. Individual seats cost $30 and for a table of eight, $200. Please call Patti Temple at 478-836-3825 for reservations or email those reservation to robertacrawfordcoc@gmail.com. Payment is due February 14, 2017, you must have ticket. Come to enjoy, come to learn and leave with discoveries of Crawford County’s wonderful people and businesses. It will also be a time to learn more about the beautiful facility offered beginning this year at Flint Energies EMC.

Melessa is ready to serve you as your rental or creative designs or both!

Melessa is ready to serve you as your rental or creative designs or both! Many Ribbon Cuttings

Again to be held at 3 Macon Road, Reynolds, Georgia 31076. Directions Flint Energies facilty from 341 North or Dugger Avenue turn right from South 341 turn left; travel GA Hwy. 128 to Reynolds Georgia, 31076 to Hwy 96 turn left. Plenty of lighted parking available for all our guests. Come celebrate our 30th year serving Roberta-Crawford County as your Chamber of Commerce.

Christmas on Main Street

 

Christmas on Main Street !! The Old Fashioned Christmas in Roberta Event and Every first Saturday in December!

 

It will be a wonderful time for all children of any age on December 5, 2015 beginning at 10 am with craft vendors offering one of kind Christmas gifts until 4:30 or informational or Christmas Treeset ups to aid in gift giving. Shops will be open and what fun it will be just to stop and visit with family and friends.
All day you are invited to join us for a warm up at the Train depot for cookies and a hot beverage and enjoy the decorations on “Main Street” Roberta. This year Old Fashioned Christmas in Roberta’s theme will be “Christmas on Main Street”!
At 4:30 strike up the band because a parade next on the all day agenda will be the best! Grand Marshals will be leaders of Crawford County with our own President and Vice President on our float. For all float and parade application please contact Patti Temple at 478-836-3825 or come by the office, 39 Wright Ave. Roberta, GA.
Red, green silver and gold are sure to be the display on a beautifully decorated “Great Tree” awaiting its first lighting later in the evening but not to worry you may still have your picture taken with Santa for your keepsake with the “Great Tree” in the background. By the way, tell him what your Christmas wish will be.

Caroling by the Lewis Praise Team will follow bring everyone to the deck of the chamber of commerce or better known as the Train Depot! A welcome by President David McLeighton and special invocation to welcome all for our evening agenda. And that agenda is full! Carolers and of course Children’s Choir will preform before Roberta Evangelical Church Youth preform our Christmas Story Nativity.

The night is still young when our Praise Team carols everyone back to the Depot for the reading of the Night Before Christmas and wait for it…Here comes Santa and he will assist our Crawford County 4-H to light up the Great Tree donated by Georgia Power Company! Then our grand old elf … Santa will sit and listen to each child’s wish. When the last wish is heard and only then will it be said…Merry Christmas to ALL and to ALL GOODNIGHT!DSC01618

Tackle the Fun!

Going, Going  and Gone! at the Biennial Roberta Crawford County Chamber Auction!invitation with border 5 and a half by 8 and a half2 sm

The public is invited to come and enjoy a wonderful evening of fellowship at Champion’s Restaurant, 277 North Dugger Avenue in Roberta and the garden area. Come hungry because you will fill on a Tailgating extravaganza!

Chamber Members tickets are $25 a person and $30 non-members. Game time begins with Silent Auction  at 6:00 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. Live Auction begins at 7:30 p.m. Make your reservations early by calling Patti at the Chamber Office at 478-836-3825. We can accept VIA, MasterCard or Discover as well as checks and cash for items and reservations.

Silent Auction funds will be used toward a Matching Grant offered by Modern Woodmen of America up to $2,500 and directed to the refurbishment of the Roberta Train Depot. All funds will be used in the many community projects revolving around Youth Leadership, Tourism, Georgia JugFestival Event, and the many Trails like Trail Georgia Grown Trail 41 and 341, Peach Blossom Trail, Peaches to Beaches Event, and many more projects as well as those we may support in the future.

Come have Fun at starting from kick-off 6 p.m. until it ends!

Don’t forget to invite a friend!

11th Annual Georgia Jug Festival May 16, 2015

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Demonstrations 9 am-4 pm in our Old Courthouse; Pottery Exhibit; History Exhibit; and much more! On the grounds and inside the over 100 year Knoxville Courthouse!

Public Safety Area…For children to enjoy seeing and touching fire trucks, and public safety equipment or Red Cross information as well as an all time favorite the Fire Pevention Clowns will be in place behind the Fire Station along with the Little Brown Jug Children’s Area.

Historical exhibits set up and age old hand crafts of long ago explained and preformed at Knoxville “Old” Courthouse May 16. Dulcimers music will fill the afternoon air to carry on a tradition of the past. Promenade of the demonstrators in style of the time to the music will also be a quaint activity of years gone bye.

Entertainment: Young’s American Music Store, “Jammin Group” 10 am-12pm; Wyatt Pyles 12-12:30 pm;  12:45-1:15 Bart Adam Young; 1:30-2:30 pm Daryl Wayne Godfrey; 2:30 until 5 pm Chris Hicks of the Marshall Tucker Band with special guests Robert Lee Coleman, Paul Hornsby and Steve Hammond.chris hicks poster edited

Children’s Little Brown Jug to include fun and crafts with only youngster in mind. They will have fun! And they will take home a home made piece of pottery…if they would like.

Kiln Fired Pottery Sale…Registration at 8:30 am and sale begins at 9 am.

Quilt Show (Friday and Saturday) all day Saturday the place to be is Crawford County Recycle Center on Mathews Street until 5 pm to view crafted quilts each design intrigues the eye in a room of kaleidoscope of color.  This expected 40 quilt display has been brought to the festival for many years by Diane Dye and family.

Car Show…Still time to register your “Pride and Joy” for the JugFest Car Show. Call or stop by the chamber for registration form or visit www.georgiajugfestival.com for registration form. $20 early registration and Dash Plaque for first 30; May 16th Entry Fee $25…have time left for those plaques. Registration 9-12 noon. Award Presentation of 12 Best of Show Awards Cars and Trucks at 3 PM for pre-1981 stock and custom cars or trucks and 1982 and up cars or trucks. Award for: 12 Categories for Best and Over All Best of Show.

Pottery ID and Auction: Pottery ID begins at 1 PM for Auction viewing begins at 1 PM Small fee for ID of pottery. Trade up or turn your past chosen artistry in clay to funds. Event funds will be applied to the historic projects.

On the festival field or at the “Old Courthouse”, Lunch by the Crawford Historical Society, Entertainment by Young’s American Music Store Band, Chris Hicks of the Marshall Tucker Band formerly of the Outlaws until 5pm and the ageless sound of the Dulcimers Fire Engines and so much more until 5 pm when the engines will roar at the JugFest Lawn Mower Races. Best of all…It is Free Admission, Free Parking and Free enjoyment for the family unless you choose to purchase from our many pottery and craft vendors or “pay to play” for children’s areas.

Come Enjoy a beautiful day!

 

Co-sponsored by Crawford County Historical Society and the Roberta-Crawford County Chamber of Commerce and top level Sponsors of $1000 and more are as follows:

Champions Restaurant — Knoxville Store  

Tri Sport Towing — Westberry Properties

Sponsors of $500-$999

Superior Indoor ComfortPublic Service Telephone

Media Stars and Sponsors

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Annual Georgia Jug Festival Preview Party and Hall of Fame May 18

Kiln6:00 PM: Preview Party to be held in the Old Knoxville Courthouse, Heavy Hor d’oeuvres, in concert that evening …Jackie Wilson.
Tickets: $25 person, $45 couple in advance, $30/Person and $55 couple at the door.
Attire is dressy casual. Plan to have a wonderful time all evening.
Email for reservations: robertacrawfordcoc@gmail.com Make checks payable to Crawford County Historical Society.
Billy Pyles will be honored Potter to be inducted into the Potter’s Hall of Fame.
and Charlie and Marcia West Memorial Student Pottery Birdhouse Contest Awards and Student Art Show.
This is an evening to come enjoy and socialize while listening to the many historic information snippets provided by the story boards prepared by Kathleen Cook and re-enactments of the people who were Crawford County pioneers, inventors, potters, judges and congressman.

Pottery Exhibit at the new Knoxville Courthouse will be open during the evening until about 7 pm.

Roberta Crawford Chamber Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet/Business Expo

 

2015 Annual Meeting, Business Expo and Awards

The gavel was passed from service of two terms, President Charles Cook to 2015 President David McLeighton during time dedicated for this bit of ceremony. Cook served the board as president for two consecutive terms of 2 years each and will be seated as Past President and serve on the executive board for an additional year. McLeighton thanked him for his four years service presenting Cook with plaque of recognition.

Awards

Individual of the Year – Awarded to Melinda Horne for her many selfless act in the community and serving on many community service organizations.

Youth of the Year – Awarded to Morris Jones awarded the Crawford County High School senior for service to the school, nutrition personnel, and ROTC and other high school organizations.

Group of the Year – Awarded to Crawford County Retired Educators for the groups contributions for many years in the community as a service organization.

Business of the Year –  Awarded to Hudson’s BBQ; Dan Hudson, the company has served the community in many ways and works as a leader among peers as a person and a business.

Posthumously the Unsung Hero Award was given to Pat Roys and accepted by his wife Deloris Roys for his years of work directed to the preservation and restoration efforts to Knoxville County Courthouse and historic records.

Lifetime Achievement given to Jack Causey, Sr. his contributions to Crawford County and Roberta Crawford Chamber of Commerce span nearly 80 years. He was one of the founding fathers of RCCCOC nearly 30 years ago. Owner of business and farm, active member and service always to Roberta United Methodist Church, 30 years of Board of Education member (appointed) and sitting member on the first planning and zoning board for over 25 years. He remains active in the community and his church.

 

Form for Youth of the YearAwards List of Categories Roberta Crawford County invites you attend the Home Grown-Crawford Strong, Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet/ Business Expo to be held February 16, 2015 at 2559 Walkers Chapel Road Camp Grace Facility. Mercer University Head Football Coach, Bobby Lamb will entertain as well as provide positive visionary views. Invitations will be sent and the cost …$30 per single and $200 for table of eight.
Business Expo, offered by the chamber will begin at 6:00 pm with guests arriving for social time about that time. No cost to chamber members. There will be a cost of $50 to non-members or free with paid single dinner ticket per individual to the banquet. Please contact the office at 478-836-3825 if you plan to take advantage of the this offer and reserve tables.
Encouraged for all resident to submit Awards Applications for Individual of the Year, Youth of the Year, Group of the Year and Unsung Hero as well as Lifetime Achievement Awards by February 3, 2015 and are included on the website and may be printed and dropped off at the office located 39 Wright Avenue, Roberta, Georgia 31078 or mailed to the same address. Emailed applications submitted will be accepted titled Awards at robertcrawfordcoc@gmail.com. These will be directed and judged by group out of county.

Nomination form for Individual of the Year

Life Time Achievement Award

Group of the Year Award nomination form