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Roberta Crawford Chamber Annual Meeting and Business Expo 2018

Roberta Crawford County Chamber of Commerce celebrates its members and its legacy annually, this year one member will host …Flint Energies Headquarters Building. Thursday, February 22, 2018 beginning at 6 pm with a Business Expo presented by our members, “Setting our sights on Success” providing a theme open to diversity. You are invited to attend this event to be held at 3 South Macon Street, Reynolds, Georgia 31076 at Flint Energies Headquarters Building.
Tables beautifully decorated to set the theme: Setting our Sights on Success, may be bought before February 16th. Choice tables of 6 for $200 and table seating 10 priced at $325 with individuals seated as singles are $35.
Served a delicious meal catered by Champions Restaurant and Catering company at 7 pm followed by a program. RCCC Chamber has invited Executive Director Macon/Bibb County Urban Development, Alex Morrison to speak to the meeting theme this year…Setting our Sights on Success. Morrison has left many a foot print in Macon/Bibb urban development and improved areas courting new businesses bringing a rise to tourism dollars increasing numbers of visitors to the area. Tourist are spending time in this civic neighbors lodges, restaurants, cafe’s, shops and all that becomes inviting to visitors.
On that evening, presented at dessert serving, will be the Annual Awards presentation honoring outstanding individuals and groups in our community.
Come one, come as a family or chamber member to enjoy this special celebration provided by the Roberta Crawford County Chamber of Commerce since 1987 when our first Annual Meeting was held.
Business of the Year Named: Roberta Drugs owned by Melanie and David Sandlin for there service going beyond and above to serve their customers. One of Four Businesses of the Quarter as follows: 1st Business of the Quarter – Roberta Drugs; 2nd Business of the Quarter – Southern Rivers Energy; 3rd Business of the Quarter – The Georgia Post; 4th Business of the Quarter – Designs by Dianne.
Individual of the Year: Earline Hollis notation made to services from teacher in 1960’s; Nurse at the Crawford Health Department for 11 years; finally as business manager of Bentley Day Care for two decades and countless involvement with youngsters and young mothers or teens in church and in the community mentoring with love and strict belief in right and wrong.
Youth of the Year: Suzannah Johnson Gold Award Girl Scouts; Nominee Golden Eagle Award in English by Macon Telegraph and Mercer University; Crawford County High School Class of 2018 Salutatorian and community service oriented young lady who has served the community as one of Roberta Chamber of Commerce and Flint Energy Youth Leadership 2017-2018.
Group of the Year – Crawford Health Department was honored noting the many areas going beyond what the day by day expectations are to assist each and every client.
Hero of the Year was given to two candidates who greatly deserved the award for service to the county and many organizations. The first a person who has sheltered the homeless animals as foster care giver until a forever home is found supplying the food, medical needs and costs to bed each of the animals she has recued – Laura Marshall.
The Second named Hero of the Year is Larry Carpenter for his ability to be involved in many areas of the community to include 5K Race Coordinator, reader to youngsters for Farm Bureau, cook for the Musella Baptist Church, Kiwanis secretary and other of many jobs undertaken to serve the community – Larry Carpenter

Christmas in Roberta Every First Saturday in December

Roberta Christmas Celebration is always well attended and we have a truly great time in our community! This years event is scheduled for the first Saturday in December-December 2, 2017.
Again craft and varied vendors will be invited and encouraged to come offering beautiful one of a kind gifts beginning at noon until 4:30 pm. At 4:30 our traditional Christmas Parade of floats, businesses, and organizations will begin staged and ready to roll providing excitement. Be assured after the parade you and your children will have fun building a snowman…Southern Style. Ribbons and small donated prizes for three places will be awarded by judges outside the chamber.
“Christmas comes but once a year, support your local chamber and bring good cheer! Then put jingle in your pocket by taking a chance at the Fifty/Fifty Raffle Drawing. Winner will be drawn on Dec. 2, during our festivities. Tickets may be purchased by anyone at Chamber Office or contacting our board members for a $5 ticket and 6 for $25…hmmm it could be maybe $1000. What a Christmas!
Our Crawford County Historical Society will have a “Ribbon Cutting” on the steps at the Balcos House donated to CCHS by Dr. Orlando Balcos in memory of his wife. This beautiful old building will become a museum with gift shop! The gift shop will be open that night for those who want to have a keep sake gift of history to give to someone special.
Caroling and Santa are visiting again this year and we are hoping everyone brings the children of all ages. A very loving Nativity extravaganza, presented this year by Roberta Methodist Church group. Following the Nativity, our lighting of the Great Tree and last visit with Santa. Then it is home for all and a wish from the Roberta Chamber of Commerce for a wonderful Christmas and a hope for a wonderful 2018 for all our families, schools, businesses, agriculture businesses and industries and moving forward in a bright future for all Crawford County. Make your wish come true by shaking the first hand you see today and make it a habit to say have a great day with a smile to all.
For all those guys and ladies out there who are DAWG fans…our TV’s will be on in our Chamber Office to see all the game in the Playoff between Georgia and Auburn…GO DAWGS!

3nd Annual Papa’s Peach Classic- Salute to Dad’s!

Papa’s Peach Classic will be fun for the whole family June 16, 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 has yet to be named but remember this honors all of our Crawford County Dad’s.
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. 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. As mentioned our special Father has not been named.

Through June 8, 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 2017 Sponsors listed below. Hope you become one of our valued Sponsors in 2018. Sponsors allow for many project completions and we, your chamber, appreciate all of them!
Let your chamber know if you would like to see your name on the 2018
T-Shirt– 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 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 1, 2018 from $30 to $50 and more the six vendor off sites locations $180 to $200.

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
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

13th Annual Georgia Jug Festival May 19, 2018

May 19 is Festival day opening with Star Spangle Banner and the Historical Society 5-K and 1 Mile Fun Run. Race begins at 7:30 am. Sign-in and ceremony to precede  race. All proceeds to be used by the Crawford County Historical Society for preservation projects
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 19. Dulcimers music will fill the afternoon air to carry on a tradition of the past.
Entertainment: Our entertainment is always free and so is our parking for this full day of fun and excitement brining history to life and enjoying an old fashioned day of family fun. 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.

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 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 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. For all the information on this Event visit and come have fun for the love of mud! on May 19, 2018. Visit this site again and watch the great day evolve with pre-events May 17-18 to include Lunch and Learn on May 18, 2018.

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:
to be added shortly

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: 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.