Independence Day Celebration in Downtown Ellijay

FireworksStart celebrating your independence a day early on Saturday, July 3, 2010 on the square in downtown Ellijay. The festivities begin at 6 PM with the Independence Day Parade. The evening continues with live music and other activities and ends with a great fireworks display at dark.

Have a safe and Happy 4th of July weekend.

Picnic by the River

Cook OutJoin in the fun on Friday evening, June 18, 2010 at the ETC Pavilion on Legion Road in Ellijay for a picnic by the river. Bring your own basket of food and sit back for an evening of fun and music. Blue Ridge’s own Toccoa River Band will be playing a variety of music from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. The gates open at 6 PM and the fun begins at 7 PM. The band will be playing until 9:30 PM.

The Picnic by the River is sponsored by Gilmer Arts and Heritage. Tables are $60 for members, $70 for non-members. Bring a lawn chair price is $8 for members, $10 for non-members. For more information and details, contact Gilmer Arts and Heritage 706-635-5605.

Check it Out Reading Challenge 2010 – Hawks and Thrashers

Children reading a book.A great way for children grades Kindergarten through 12th grade to get a free ticket to an Atlanta Hawks and an Atlanta Thrashers 2010-2011 game! All they have to do to earn these great rewards is to read at least 5 books between June 2 and August 20, 2010 and they will receive a Check it Out Reading Challenge bookmark (while supplies last), a free youth ticket to a 2010-2011 regular season Atlanta Hawks game and a free youth ticket to a 2010-2011 regular season Atlanta Thrashers game.

Stop by or contact Gilmer County Library to get all the details and to register for this amazing challenge!