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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!

Announcing this year’s Platinum, Gold and Silver Members

Roberta Crawford County Chamber of Commerce is announcing our Platinum, Gold and Silver Membership…

Your company can be listed by choosing to commit funding to sponsorship of great events like Peaches to Beaches, Annual Meeting and Business Expo, Tastes of Roberta and Crawford; Georgia Jug Festival, Papa’s Peach Classic, Back to School Breakfast and Teacher Appreciation, Christmas in Roberta and Crawford County. Your Chamber will recognize you for your sponsorship for one year on your choice of events. Our Chamber Membership Package begins with Silver Level is $1000 and select two events as well as two seats at the Annual Meeting Banquet; Gold is $1500 and select four events and receive 4 seats at the Annual Meeting Banquet; our Gold Level six events of your choice and a table at the Annual Meeting Banquet and Business Expo. Or if you would like an even higher level we can do that too! Below are the listings for our 2017 Silver through Platinum Level Sponsors and Members. A year’s advertisement and expose is allotted to you on the website.
Platinum Membership

Atlanta Sand and Supply 2017

Atlanta Sand and Supply Company, over a century old, located in Crawford County offer sand as raw material to produce many products for construction, golf courses and athletic fields, or customized products offered to landscape pool sides or other areas by using colored sands. In 2016 this company was honored with Business of the Quarter in recognition of the many contributions made to a number of Organizations and participation in the county.
Construction needs are in; Ready Mix Concrete, Concrete Block, Concrete Pavers, Manufactured Stone and all types of masonry products.  Atlanta Sand & Supply has participated in many Georgia DOT concrete paving projects, FAA Airport projects and other high strength concrete projects and structures so you see it and drive on sand traveling some road ways in Georgia. Although Concrete Sand and Masonry sand are our primary construction products, Atlanta Sand has the ability to meet most any needs of our customers.

How many times do you end up in the sandy bunker when golfing? Atlanta Sand & Supply Company produces a variety of sands suitable for golf course and athletic field projects. “Whether you need a Golf Course Bunker Sand, Top Dressing Sand or a Greens Mix Sand, we can provide a quality, consistent product to meet your needs” Atlanta Sands noted on the website. This company located in Crawford County offers sand for golf courses and athletic fields all over the Southeast. Also according to the website, the company meets, USGA specifications for various types of projects. We specialize in construction sand, industrial sand, and Golf Course Sand, but can also provide customized products. Visit their website: Putting a name to the face of Atlanta Sand and Supply Company is Jeff Avant who also accepted 2016 1st Business of the Quarter along with him employees locally hired.

This Year’s Sponsor of Chamber Annual Meeting and Business Expo, Back to School Breakfast, Georgia Jug Festival, Peaches to the Beaches, Tastes of Roberta and Crawford, and Crawford Youth Leadership.


Gold Membership

Flint Energies 2017
We turned your lights on in 1937 by offering a something in addition to electricity…you would be the owner instead of a several large companies. We are  called Flint Energies. Flint is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative; a not-for-profit cooperative owned by the user and in parts of 17 central Georgia counties. Flint directly employs 230 employees serving more than 87,600 electric meters-you the customer. We are 100% locally-controlled and democratically governed by 11 members elected from among the membership. “In 1937, Flint Energies was created to bring people together to meet common needs like reliable electric energy, and our mission remains focused on improving the quality of life in Middle Georgia,” quoted from the website;

Members who are enjoying an elected board give Flint Electric high also enjoy highly rated customer service, noting the customer is important as they are the owner.

Placing a name to Flint Energies is Jennifer Morton who is seated on the Chamber Board and is involved in the community in many other events. This Year’s Sponsor of Chamber Annual Meeting and Business Expo, Back to School Breakfast, Georgia Jug Festival, and Tastes of Roberta Crawford County.

Silver Memberships

Georgia Power – A Southern Company 2016

Georgia Power is an electric utility headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States. It was established as the Georgia Railway and Power Company and began operations in 1902 running streetcars in Atlanta as a successor to the Atlanta Consolidated Street Railway Company. A regional utility that supplies electric power and energy services to Georgia businesses and residents. Subsidiary of Southern Company. This company serves Roberta and parts of Crawford County.

Chuck White is who we see as representative of Georgia Power and over this area. White is involved in the community as Crawford County Kiwanis Club and seated as Roberta Crawford Chamber President Elect and will tell the Presidents seat in 2017. He is also involved in the future of Roberta Crawford attending Development Authority meetings and other meetings directing future progress of the county and city Georgia Power serves.

Georgia Power is sponsor this year through membership the Roberta Crawford County Annual Meeting and Business Expo, Back to School Breakfast with additional sponsorship provided to Georgia Jug Festival, Crawford Youth Leadership and Papa’s Peach Classic 5-K and 1 Mile Fun Run.

Southern Rivers Energy 78 year 2016

Southern Rivers Energy was originally chartered as Lamar Electric Membership Corporation in February 1938, after a group of local farmers got together to create a plan of action to bring power to their community through Franklin  Roosevelt’s Rural Electrification Administration. We were the only co-op in the country to be formally dedicated by Roosevelt. Southern Rivers Energy now employs 56 people and provide service to nearly 15,000 members in nine counties: Bibb, Coweta, Crawford, Lamar, Meriwether, Monroe, Pike, Spalding, and Upson. As of the end of February, we currently have 18,733 meters across the 3000 miles of line. Parts of Crawford County are on their electric service lines.

Southern Rivers Energy has been a long time supporter of Crawford County and placing a face to the company is Kathryn Claxton, Communication Specialist or former Communication Specialist Erin Cook but both are our Media Contacts.

This company has sponsored Georgia Jug Festival and the Chamber Annual Meeting and Business Expo  additionally adding support to Back to School Breakfast and Papa’s Peach Classic 5-K and 1 Mile Fun Run.

Summary: Would you like to be a Platinum, Gold or Silver Member?

These are four companies who have served the county for decades and they have chose to support the community as have all of our members however in varied years. They believe in the investment of time, talent and treasure as do most all members. Some of our members are already Silver members by investment in the county but choose give during the whole year. Those companies are Superior Indoor Comfort, Dickey Farms, Hudson’s BBQ, Central Georgia Technical College, Crawford County Commission, City Council, Crawford County School System, Champion’s Restaurant and the Knoxville Store particularly during an event like JugFest, Annual Meeting, Back to School Breakfast, Papa’s Peach Father’s Day 5K and One Mile Fun Run, Auction or other times when funds are needed or in-kind favors. Remembering always that our members are valuable to the community and to the working projects of the chamber done by the Roberta Crawford County Chamber of Commerce. Ask your director what it takes to be a Platinum, Gold or Silver member. There are advantages.

Thank you to all our members and thank you to all who are represented as this years Platinum, Gold and Silver Membership noted.



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

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.

Beautiful senery

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 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.

Mercer University to Build Observatory in Crawford County

A telescope similar to this one pictured will be used at an observatory in Crawford County operated by Mercer University.

A telescope similar to this one pictured will be used at an observatory in Crawford County operated by Mercer University.

Mercer University will soon have an astronomical observatory in Crawford County.

The Macon Water Authority (MWA) has agreed to lease 125 acres of property it owns in Crawford County to Mercer University for a period of 10 years, with two additional five-year options.

“This is an ideal location for an observatory that will work out well for us,” says Dr. Matt Marone, Mercer University Associate Professor in the Physics Department of the College of Liberal Arts who is leading the initiative to establish this local observatory. “This partnership will be good for the citizens of Middle Georgia.”

MWA Chairman Sam Hart agrees. Having worked for Mercer University in addition to serving currently as Authority Chairman, he has a unique perspective on this relationship and the role the Authority can play in liberal arts education.

“This partnership with Mercer University will greatly enhance our community and allow us to provide things educationally we weren’t able to previously,” says Chairman Hart. “I think as an Authority, we’ve been interested in facilitating stronger relationships with our schools; this partnership with Mercer – and the outstanding facility that will come to fruition as a result – reflects that desire to grow and expand all kinds of educational programs for kids, especially related to science, technology and engineering.”

(This article was excerpted from

New Members


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On Guard Pest Solutions, Inc., Upson EMC, Roberta Healthcare and Rehab; Welcome to all


Crawford Farmer Featured in Film

FarmlandFarmland- The Evolution Of A Tradition is a documentary by Academy award-winning director James Moll. The film offers viewers an intimate and firsthand glimpse into the lives of six young farmers and ranchers across the U.S. chronicling their high-risk/high-reward jobs, and their passion for a way of life that has been passed down from generation to generation, yet continues to evolve.

One of the featured farmers is Leighton Cooley of Cooley Farms, a three-generation farm family.  The film will be shown on May 2 and 3 at the Douglas Theater in Macon and then will be released to the public this Spring. You can view the trailer and read more