2011 4th of July Celebration

2011 4th of July CelebrationVisit downtown Ellijay, Georgia on the 4th of July, 2011 for a star spangled celebration. Enjoy the afternoon visiting the local stores as well as the craft and snack vendors that will be set up for the day. A parade will take place at 6 PM. A free concert will be offered at the Three Rivers Music Jam featuring the band Kharisma. Finish your celebration off right with the fireworks show happening after dark.

If you are interested in participating in the parade, contact the parade coodinator at 706-635-2782.

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Create a coffee mug

Are your children looking for something unique to do for their dad for Father’s Day? If so, bring them out to Mountain Ridge Garden Shop in Ellijay, Georgia for this Kid’s Club Event on Saturday, June 18, 2011 so they can create their very own coffee mug along with a card to give to Dad as a gift.

The workshop will be from 10:30 AM to 4 PM and the cost is $3 per mug. For more information, call 706-698-2815.

Don’t miss the Big Plant Sale on June 24 and 25, 2011. All trees and shrubs in stock will be 25% off.

Mountain Ridge Garden Shop is located at:
746 River St.
Ellijay, GA

Three Rivers 5K Run-Walk

Join in the Three Rivers 5K Run-Walk or Fun Run on June 18, 2011 to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Gilmer County. The 5K race begins at 8:30 AM and The Fun Run begins at 9:15 AM at The Gilmer County Civic Center in Ellijay, Georgia.

Registration fee for the 5K race is $25 for adults, $20 for students. The registration fee for the Fun Run is $10. For more information, call 706-276-2582.

The Boys and Girls Club offers programs and services that promote a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence to boys and girls who often find themselves without adult supervision or care in the afternoons and evenings.

The Gilmer County Civic Center is located at:
1559 South Main St.
Ellijay, GA

2011 Gilmer County Fair

Gilmer County FairThe Gilmer County Fair at the Lions Club Fairgrounds in Ellijay, Georgia is right around the corner. This year the dates for the fair are August 9 through 13, 2011. The exhibits are judged in 3 different divisions: Elementary, Youth, and Adult. There are 10 different categories in the Elementary division, the categories in the Youth division are Agriculture, Crafts, and Food, and in the Adult division are Agriculture, Canning, Baking, Sewing, Needlework, Crafts, Art, Photography, and Quilting. There will be a livestock show on August 9, 10, and 11 at 6 PM. Make sure to visit the back building for the local booths and to pet the animals in the petting zoo.

The fair will be open 6 PM to 11 PM on Tuesday through Thursday and 6 PM to 12 PM on Friday and Saturday. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students, and children under 6 are Free. You can purchase an armband that is good for all of the rides. Bring in an old pair of glasses, a cell phone or hearing aid and get $1 off admission (limit 1 per person).

The Ellijay Lions Club
1729 S. Main St.
Ellijay, GA


Taste of Ellijay Rescheduled

The Taste of Ellijay has been rescheduled to June 2, 2011. For more information call 706-635-7400.