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Full Moon Trio Returns to Jasper

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Lucky, Lucky You – you are one of the first to know about a great free concert occurring next week right here in Jasper.  The Full Moon Trio is returning on Tuesday night, October 28th and if  you are a fan of Classic Southern Folk Music you can’t afford to be any place else on Tuesday night.  Kathleen Hartfield, vocal and guitar, Al Piper on the fiddle and L.A. Tuten on bass will will take you back to the folk music of the South just as you remember it – even if that’s not where you’re from!   For those of you who weren’t able to purchase a CD last year, they promise to have plenty available this year and will sign one for you at intermission or after the concert.  Continue reading »

Tater Patch Players Present “Booger Holler Opry”

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Right off the top of my ever balding head, I’m thinking that title is not going to make it up there with “Gone With the Wind” or ” The Sun Also Rises,” never-the-less, you have to admit it is a unique moniker.  We first encountered Booger Holler in the Players first Dinner Theater production “The Last Laugh,”  as the place where Pickens Dickens was headed with his Mrs. Wright.  However,  that small town was reputed to be near the Tallahatchie Bridge, which puts it in one of at least 3 other possible mythical locations.   Continue reading »

Georgia Marble Festival

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Last weekend the North Georgia Marble Festival returned to Jasper for the 28th time and it was quite a show.  If you missed it this year, you need to put it on your calendar for next year.  It is normally the first weekend in October.

The Festival is centered in Lee Newton Park just west of downtown Jasper, but related events are held for days before and all over the Pickens County area.  Just prior to the official opening the annual Marble Festival Parade filled Main Street for about an hour.  This year a motorcycle ride (Rumble in the Mountains) actually began in the parade!  The week before there a beauty pageant recognizing a bevy of beauties from the cradle right up Ms Georgia Marble.   Early Saturday morning there was 10K Road Race and a 1 mile Fun Run.  The Pickens County Citizen of the Year was recognized during the parade.  Friday night there was Fine Arts reception – By Invitation Only and always a great evening.  (Make a donation to the Marble Festival Fine Arts and you too can get one of those invitations!)

During the day on Saturday and Sunday there were Tours of the Marble Mines, Plants and historical sites. This is only time you get in most of these sites; if you haven’t gone before you need to make a reservation and take the 2 hour tour next year.  (Unlike Gilligan’s3 Hour Tour, we normally get all our patrons back safely to the Festival in around 2 hours.)   There is huge Children’s Play area with special rides and activities just for the kids.  This year we over 75 arts and crafts vendors and more food vendors than any one family could visit in a week.  There was everything from fried okra to Italian ice and hundreds of options in between.  The Fine Arts display was located in the Chamber Building and is open to the public during the festival.  There were a variety of styles and media including, of course, marble.  Continue reading »