Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The local Barrow County city takes cues from the past to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday.
While North Georgia residents gather together at local events such as parade-watching at Celebrate Braselton and sparks-spotting at Gainesville’s American Legion fireworks display at Laurel Park, the city of Statham will be honoring those who played a role in securing its rights to a colorful past and a bright future. As the city commemorates the dedication of the Statham Veterans Memorial Park, Barrow Patch feels this serves as a perfect time to remember Statham’s history. Like most municipalities in North Georgia, Statham was born out of the same red clay that once marked Cherokee and Creek Indian territory. The city itself grew from a combined post office and country store that was owned and operated by Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Statham. The …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The mayor and town council wish all residents a happy and safe Fourth of July.
As Barrow County residents commemorate the Fourth of July with backyard barbecues, old-fashioned parades and skies filled with fireworks, Mayor Sandy McNab and members of the Bethlehem Town Council will follow suit. Therefore, Bethlehem City Hall will be closed Wednesday July 4, 2012, in observance of the holiday. It will reopen Thursday, July 5, at the regular time of 1 to 5 p.m. Mayor McNab joins council members Tommy Parten, Larry Jones, Wayne Ridgeway, Scott Morgan and Tommy Buchanan in wishing the residents of Bethlehem a happy and safe Independence Day. Additional city halls that will be closed to observe the Fourth of July holiday include Auburn, Braselton, Carl Statham and Winder. What are some of your favorite Fourth of July …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Here's a list of the Fourth of July celebrations and fireworks displays in and around Barrow.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Many exciting, family-oriented Independence Day celebrations are taking place around the area this year. Check out the list below. Saturday, June 30, 2012 Sunday, July 1, 2012 Tuesday, July 3, 2012 Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Subscribe to Barrow Patch’s newsletters, follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
July 4 marks the much-anticipated park dedication ceremony in the heart of historic downtown Statham.
The Fourth of July is a day often celebrated with backyard barbecues, family picnics, small town parades and fireworks that light up the night sky. This year, as the sun shines down on the city of Statham on the morning America commemorates its independence from Great Britain, its residents will pay tribute to their veterans during the dedication ceremony for the Statham Veterans Memorial Park. The long-awaited event is slated to begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, on Railroad Street in front of the gazebo and new park. Special guest speaker Bob Adamson will address the crowd and refreshments will follow in the Statham Community Center immediately following the ceremony. Guests who purchased a special memorial brick to honor a veteran …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Downtown Auburn prepares to host the two-day event June 30 and July 1.
Because the official Independence Day falls Wednesday, July 4, this year, many Barrow County residents will be celebrating the weekend prior. The city of Auburn plans to commemorate our nation’s independence with a two-day event aptly titled the Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1. The family-friendly event boasts fun, food, games, music, vendors, roving entertainment, a carnival and of course fireworks. This year’s event event debuts “The Chainsaw Guy” — a must-see wood carver who uses his chainsaw to create original works of art. The singing competition Auburn Idol 2012 will be a major part of the entertainment lineup over both days — don’t forget, the deadline to register to compete is June 22. A street…
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Only a few days remain to order a memorial brick for the veterans' park dedication that will take place Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
A little more than a week into spring 2012 and plans are already under way to commemorate one of the biggest summertime holidays in the city of Statham. While much of the day’s events are still taking shape, this year’s Fourth of July celebration will include the dedication of the much-anticipated Statham Veterans Memorial Park. A major part of that dedication will feature the unveiling of dozens of memorial bricks honoring those who have selflessly served this country. To ensure a brick honoring your loved one is in place in time for the dedication, your order form must be turned in by Saturday, March 31. Memorial brick orders will still be accepted after March 31, but there can be no guarantee that they will be laid within the park by …