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Fall Fun Fest in downtown Jefferson is Saturday

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Heather Head from Jefferson Drugs recently visited with Boys and Girls Club members at the Jefferson club to assist with pumpkin carving. The club member are entering their creations in the pumpkin carving contest being presented Saturday during the Fall Fun Fest, sponsored by Jefferson Drugs. You can carve your own pumpkin or enter one you have already created during the 4-8 p.m.  happenings in downtown Jefferson. See more scenes from the Boys and Girls Club carving event in LeAnne Akin's photo gallery below.

Heather Head from Jefferson Drugs recently visited with Boys and Girls Club members at the Jefferson club to assist with pumpkin carving. The club member are entering their creations in the pumpkin carving contest being presented Saturday during the Fall Fun Fest, sponsored by Jefferson Drugs. You can carve your own pumpkin or enter one you have already created during the 4-8 p.m. happenings in downtown Jefferson. See more scenes from the Boys and Girls Club carving event in LeAnne Akin’s photo gallery below.

The Fall Fun Fest will take place from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18,on the South Public Square in Jefferson with a pumpkin carving contest as the highlight of the event. There is no charge to enter, so invite friends and family to join in on the fun. Participants can bring in their own carved pumpkin to enter the contest or they can carve one for free at Jefferson Drugs and submit it to the contest.

Judges for the pumpkin carving contest will include the Fall Fun Fest guests, so anyone who attends the event is eligible. This event will also include face painting, inflatable bouncers, balloon animals, food and drink, kids’ activities and much more. For more information, visit www.jeffdrug.com.

October’s Movie on the Green will take place later that evening when the sun sets, and the movie will be “The Haunted Mansion.” However, prior to the movie, there will be a costume contest for all with some pretty great prizes for the winners. Activities start at 8 p.m. The big screen will be set up behind Regions Bank drive through on the hill. There are no bad seats.

Boys and Girls Club members work on pumpkins

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Town of Braselton will get emergency phone at Ella’s 5K

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Ella's-Run-logoRight to Hike, Inc. will donate five emergency phones to the Town of Braselton and the cities of Lilburn, Lawrenceville and Suwanee as well as the campus of Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville on Oct. 18 in concurrence with Ella’s 5K and One Mile Fun Run/Walk and Festival.

Each recipient will place an emergency phone tower in an outdoor space that will benefit their community.

“We are so grateful to be selected as a recipient this year. Gwinnett Medical Center associates and visitors will benefit for years to come because of the generous investment Right to Hike is making to safety,” says Jason Chandler, president of the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation.

Right to Hike, Inc. was founded to honor the life of Meredith Hope Emerson who lost her life while hiking in the North Georgia Mountains on New Year’s Day 2008. Emerson was a Buford resident who loved the outdoors, her black lab Ella and the community. One of the main goals of the non-profit is to continue the things Meredith loved most in life and strive to make the outdoors a safer place. The donation of emergency cell phone towers on trail systems and outdoor parks is one way the organization fulfills its mission. Continue reading Town of Braselton will get emergency phone at Ella’s 5K

Fit for a Cure 5K is Saturday at Tanger Outlet Center

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On your mark, get set, go PINK! There is still time to register for Tanger Outlet Center’s sixth annual 5K Run/Walk, as Tanger in Commerce, is leading the race against breast cancer in the community.
Tanger will be hosting the sixth annual Fit for a Cure 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 18, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The 3.1-mile course will begin and end at the Tanger Outlet Center in Commerce.
The family event is open to runners and walkers of all ages. Prizes will be awarded to divisional age bracket winners as well as the top male and top female winners.  The first 600 pre-registered participants will receive a race pack which includes a commemorative race T-shirt, medal, Tanger shopping discounts and other goodies. To register, visit the Tanger Shopper Services or register conveniently online at www.tangeroutlet.com/race. The early registration period ends on Oct. 16. After that, the fee will increase from $20 per person to $25. Proceeds from Tanger’s 5K Run/Walk will benefit the Cancer Foundation of Northeast Georgia.

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Braselton Farmers Market being extended through Dec. 19

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The Braselton Farmers Market which has been providing produce and other goodies throughout the summer is being extended to share the fall bounty of offerings. See previous scenes from the Braselton Farmers Market in LeAnne Akin's phot gallery below.)

The Braselton Farmers Market which has been providing produce and other goodies throughout the summer is being extended to share the fall bounty of offerings of market participants. See previous scenes from the Braselton Farmers Market in LeAnne Akin’s photo gallery below.)

The Braselton Farmers Market is being extended to highlight the fall offerings from the farms and gardens and kitchens of participants. The farmers market will be continuing on Fridays at a new time. Located on Harrison Street in the town’s historic downtown, the market hours will now be 2-5 p.m. on Fridays through Dec. 19 except no markets on Oct. 24 and Nov. 28. Visit www.downtownbraselton.com.

 

Braselton family history book debuts Friday

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Braselton-Family-Book-DSC05423A unique history of the storied Braselton family and the development of the town is chronicled in a coffee-table sized book which will debut Friday, Oct. 24, and be autographed by its author.

Dr. Joe Braselton Cook, grandson of one of the town’s founders, lived each summer at his grandparents’ home in Braselton.  “We had supper around sunset and when we finished supper, we went to the front porch which had about a dozen rocking chairs.  The adults got the chairs, and we children sat around on the floor and listened with fascination to the conversation.  With the darkness of the night coming, I began to experience a picture of my family as people,” he writes.

“The Braselton Family and the Development of the Township and Community” is a genealogical treasure and a labor of love.  The 192-page, hardbound book features the family’s colonial roots, its move south and more than one hundred years of progress and progeny.  Family trees, photos, interviews and personal knowledge make for an outstanding collector’s item. Continue reading Braselton family history book debuts Friday