City of Ellijay Georgia – Gilmer County GA

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!

Metro Brokers – Rachel Burden

Let Rachel Burden help you with all of your North Georgia real estate needs. Her comprehensive website allows you to search for residential land and homes or commercial property in Ellijay, Jasper and Blue Ridge Ga. Now you can search for foreclosures in Ellijay and Blue Ridge too. Rachel loves to help first time home buyers find that perfect starter home. New to the area? You will always find a smiling face and a cheerful attitude when you work with Rachel. Visit her North Georgia Real Estate website and search for land, property and homes.

Metro Brokers - RachelCall Rachel Burden at 706-669-5509

BHGRE – Metro Brokers
29 Highland Drive #115
East Ellijay, Georgia 30540

Get the current MLS listing for the North Georgia area including Fannin, Gilmer, and Pickens County.

Farmers Market begins!

Fresh VegetablesThe Farmers Market will be open every Saturday from 8AM – 11AM beginning May 29th and going through September 4th. Come get your fresh veggies at their new location in the parking lot of the Gilmer County Courthouse.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to purchase fresh vegetables from our local farmers and produce resellers.

Apple Blossom Chili Cook-Off and Car Show

antique carApple Country Auto Club is having a Chili Cook-Off, Swap Meet, and Auto Show on Saturday, May 22 starting at 8 AM. It will be held in the Gilmer County Courthouse parking lot. All you chili cooks out there come on down and bring your best recipe!

All proceeds raised by Apple Country Auto Club go to help support local youth groups & the GHS Auto Tech Scholarship Fund.

Biguns Barbecue – Georgia

If you live in the Jasper or Talking Rock Area then you have probably been to Bigun’s BBQ. For those of you in Ellijay that want to try a great Barbeque then don’t miss what many call the best burgers and barbecue in Ellijay GA. It’s only 10 minutes south of Ellijay on the left side of highway 515. Not as far as the Jasper main exit. Their menu is posted on their website so you can print it out and find exactly what you want to eat. It used to be a best kept secret but we just let the cat out of the bag 🙂

Bigun’s Barbeque
362 Carnes Mill Road & Hwy. 515
Talking Rock, GA