Did you know about this? Take a look at our artists!

Artists among us!

Regarding those in our community who are gifted in the arts like the following four people, we have many more who have talents by pen or pen and pencils with splashes of paint and hues as well. Let us know at the Chamber and we will show you off in Did you know about this?

Victoria Simmons, has produced two books. Vanish Towns Remembered in Crawford and Peach County. A good read for history preservation and to sit back and read the romantics of the past. The towns gone are still remembered in many history books, however, Simmons researched and found old photos of towns in the book. Her research added to the lesson in history of the towns in Crawford and Peach County that have vanished but still are remembered. Here second book is written by hearts following and here ministry…Day at a time with God. Those readers who have purchased the book have turned the book into a read until finsihed… instead of one day at a time.

 

Three Authors-three different audiences

Tony Byram, a retired educator and coach, has written a book entitled Gametime.  In his book, Tony presents a fictional account of what the outcome might be if the ten best teams of his career were to compete against one another. Each team is described in detail and the outcomes are based on real life statistics and individual talents. Twenty-one of his thirty-six years of coaching were spent in Crawford County.  The players come alive and they get their chance to shine once again years after hanging up their cleats.  Many players are named in the book.

Stephen (Steve) Davis, a retired banker, penned a collection of stories, jokes and anecdotes. The stories may be humorous, but all teach “life lessons”.  The expression “Boomer Boys”, refers to the generation that was  born post WWII.  Many of the characters in the book are kin to the author and  many are friends and acquaintances,  so the author’s experiences are related to real people. Steve did not want to lose the stories, so he began writing them down some thirty years ago..  He does a great job of passing the stories on.

David Hunt, a retired educator, writes children’s books about dogs.  The main character is a Maltese-Yorkie named Sweet Willie McDuffie. During trips to the veterinarian, wh

Three Authors-three different audiences

en Wiliie was a puppy, David would  make up songs about Willie,  which resulted in the song “Sweet Willie McDuffie” and that’s when the author decided to write a book. Two Willie McDuffie books have been published: “Willie Takes the High Road” and “The Furry Worrier”. The stories are about bullying and worry.

Norma Jeanne Trammell, an artist in her own right, does a wonderful job of illustrating The Willie McDuffie books.  She once taught the fourth grade and kindergarten in Crawford County.  She presently resides in Monticello, GA.  Visit her website at www.normajeantrammellart.com.

 

There are many others out there who are gifted artists let us see some of your  works!

16th Annual Georgia Jug Festival May 21, 2022

Georgia Jug Festival
                     “for the love of mud”

Check out the Chamber Facebook for updates and Facebook Ads! For the love of mud! Come Festival with us May 21, 2022! at the 16th Georgia Jug Festival. Visit www.GeorgiaJugFestival.org

More of your favorites like Lunch and Learn and Pottery Auction are back!

Covid placed restrictions on everybody but we are full steam ahead with the Georgia Jug Festival and Old Knoxville Days May 21, 2022 a day filled with  fun for the whole family.

Business on the field advertising special, Its going to give our business people time to advertise by setting up a booth and showing what their business will do for you.

Also this year another section will be for set aside for traveling shops offering a variety of items for sale. These set ups will not interfere with the back in full swing  Pottery, hand-crafted Crafters on the field. This year there will be more food vendors for tummy choices to munch on. If thats not enough we have  a great youth set up that you will just be suppressed and ready have fun if you are a little one but the adults just might to try it too?

How about entertainment: Well we have coming for your listening and toe tapping maybe even a little shuffle on the field -live music to set the mood of fun and feasting at a variety of food trucks. At this family affair there is something for everyone Pottery to Public Safety

Now the greats are back…Lunch and Learn, Pottery Auction; Pottery Exhibit; 5-K; Potter ID; and great time to be had by all. Lunch and Learn witll feature the Pottery Inductee: Charlie West. A man who learned to love the pottery wheeel from his son Shelby West. West has hopes of fireing the kiln so the Kiln Sale will be back

Back is Georgia Jug Fest 2nd Annual Pageant for boys and girls 4-17 and $15 fee per child. Dress and show-off your favorite cowgirl or cowboy outfit to the favorite dress and bow ties. Best in three divisions will reign as Ms. and Mr. Georgia Jug Fest King and Queen. Mrs. Ciera Smith of Comfort Zone will take charge of the stage. A  form to enter this event will be ready s00n. We involve the kids and invite all children and young adults ages 4-17 girls and boys to come in their best western ware or the best Cow Boy and their best Cow Girl as contestants on the field. Their talent will be part of the fun and grading of each student is 30 seconds of  sining or dancing. Or they can read a story written by the contestant. Any of the talents, can win the position of Miss and Mister Roberta Jug Fest 2022. $15 a contestant fee to cover expenses and prizes. Of course there is entertainment and Jug Fest along this the young gentlemen and young ladies strutting across the stage modeling their favorite  denim  wear. A band on stage to tap your toes and entertainers until 5 pm. So Yes! Of course there is entertainment.

Historical exhibits set up and age old hand crafts of long ago explained and preformed at Knoxville “Old” Courthouse May 21, Come see history live with our demonstrators. Dulcimers Ladies to provide a special antique sound all afternoon carrying on a tradition of the past. Boy Scouts will be on the field to help and to provide best skills.
Story boards and the history is artfully displayed throughout the courthouse and created by Kathleen Cook. Enjoy the history lesson. As you know our county is months away from being 200 years old. Kathleen’s story boards will provide the history and the many displays in the Old Courthouse are yours to read and enjoy.

Lunching is available on the field by Crawford Historical Society and our food vendors and food trucks. The field full of Crafters and Pottery mud slingers with all your favorite trinkets in pottery, wood working or the unique items. Pottery vendors are offering those treasured decorative, functional and collectors items. Also on the field…business opportunity available to advertise your business or “My business of the field” or other sales offered by these vedors. Or you may want information on insurance, home improvement, air conditioning and so much more!

For the love of Mud!

“for the love of mud!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilt Show in the Recycle Center will not be in the Recycling center but will have a great look in The Old Courthouse as a collection of quilts displayed. These quilts will be made by grandmothers or great aunts for a number of people. They will be old and displayed in a fashionable way showing off the stitching and design

The West Memorial Birdhouse Contest will be on display at the Harris Arena with our CCHS Art Show. Winners will be announced in the morning. We have many very talented young people so come see and appreciate your youths creations. Each of the bird house creations is built from clay and fired in the kiln. Décor of the birdhouse is done with paint and glaze and replicates on of our old majestic buildings. Courthouse to Community Center and even the Caboose have projects from many of the kids. The West Family has been promoting the contest and it was named for Charlie West as a memorial of his love of Pottery. Shelby West, Crawford County High School graduate began his love of pottery and creations under his art teacher, Mrs. Pam Perry and now has earned a name for himself in Georgia.

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. Children’s Little Brown Jug area will be filled with old time events, pottery and craft making and so much more!  For all the information on this Event visit www.gajugfestival.com and come have fun for the love of mud! on May 16, 2020.

Crawford County Historical Society, Jug Fest 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

8th Annual GA JugFest 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

May 15, 2021 Knoxville, Georgia

5K starts @ 7:30 am
1 Mile Fun Run starts @ ~ 7:40 am
Start at the Old Courthouse and finish at 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.

This year’s race/walk will be part of the 16th Annual Ga JugFest and Old Knoxville Days Festival! Please bring the family and join us for a healthy morning of exercise and conversation. Enjoy the 5K or the 1 Mile Fun Run, then spend the rest of the day at the GA JugFest!

May 19 (Thrusday)- Lunch and Learn  held at Musella Baptist Church, Musella, Georgia 2022

In May of 2022 we will begin to celebrate the Birthday of Crawford County with a Bicentennial Celebration– Visit the Crawford County at the 200th Birthday Booth and see what you may want to see  and plans celebrating the counties 200 Anniversary in December.

List of Potters, Arts and Crafts for your shopping needs! 

Pottery –  Potters and Crafters will be listed as they come in some have already let us know they will be coming.

Arts, Crafts and more! Here is the List! Shelby West, Hay’s Clay (Stephen Johnson) and the list will be updated everyday.

EVAC LifeTeam to land the Helicopter if all goes as planned. Come for the pottery and arts and you will get so much more on The Festival Field dedicated to our artist of pottery making, to arts and crafts.

Entertainment on the Field  The River Miles  And   Local  musicians

 

Visit this site again and watch the great day event evolve.

Come Enjoy a beautiful day! Check out the Chamber Facebook for updates and Facebook Ads!

Georgia Jug Festival and Old Knoxville Days  is Co-sponsored by Crawford County Historical Society and the Roberta-Crawford County Chamber of Commerce 

more are as follows:
I will be updating this information very soon! For the love of mud! look at our Sponsors! Support them and THANK YOU SPONSORS!

Sponsor Recognition/Our List Grows by Our Community Involvement 

Bibb Home Improvement – Ken Smith        Heath Holly         Roberta Mayor and Council       

Crawford County Government /Honorable Commissioners             

Flint Energies        AirMedCare Network         Atlanta Sand and Supply         

Georgia Power Champion’s Restaurant         The Council on Alcohol and Drugs       Southern Rivers Energy

Community Ambulance                           Roberta Drug Store               

Public Service Telephone  Crawford Co. Middle School             

Crawford County Farm Bureau    Roberta Hardware 

                                      Special Thanks to Media Friends 

Guide to Georgia -where you want to be anytime of the year!  Visit Guide to Georgia Facebook    

 

 

Thank you Sponsors! We Can’t Do it Without YOU!

Are you ready to SHOP! Are you ready to SELL! In 2022 – March 11 and 12 in 2022

March 11-12, 2022; 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Longest Yard Sale in Georgia from Barnesville to Brunswick, Georgia on US 341 and oh the fun you will have or the money you can make!

Official yard sites range from multi-organizational group sites to the official individual sites. As you are traveling during this event, look for the The Official Site Banners and Official Vendor Yard Signs which will be located along Hwy 341 for places to stop and shop!

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, 2019 from $30 to $50 and more the six vendor off sites locations $180 to $200. Food only is priced at $40 and late charge is $10

Become an Official Peaches to the Beaches
Vendor Today!
March 11 & 12 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 1, 2020: $40 per space
2)RENT an Official Yard Sign to be placed at your choice of location. $30 per official yard sign;
After February 1, 2020: $40 per official yard sign. Note: After February 1, 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 vendor/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 – The Shop at Musella , 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! See you soon

Come have fun, shop, or sell!!

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