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Cheering on newly-unveiled Camp Hooray at ESP’s Tug of Love

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Camp Hooray was the beneficiary of $13,000 raised during the recent Tug of Love. Braselton Rotary Club president Leigh Carroll captured these images. See more scenes in the photo gallery below.

Camp Hooray was the beneficiary of $13,000 raised during the recent Tug of Love. Braselton Rotary Club president Leigh Carroll captured these images. See more scenes in the photo gallery below.

Watkinsville-based nonprofit Extra Special People has officially joined the Jackson County community. ESP held its first public event at their new camp property in Jefferson on Aug. 8.
The Tug of Love began bright and early as teams began to trickle in, and teams of local businesses, community members and enforcement officers pulled it out against each other with the losers landing in the mud.
Spectators young and old cheered the winning teams on to victory and some even ended up in the mud with them. Younger visitors enjoyed music, face painting and a bounce house and Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum braved the dunk tank finally getting dunked by ESP participant Rod Smith.

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Jefferson Community Theatre presenting ‘Southern Fried Murder’

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Sept-18-19-JCT-Southern-Fried-MurderThe Jefferson Community Theatre presents the comedy/murder dinner theatre “Southern Fried Murder” written by Billy St. John and directed by Christine Dalton and Diane Norton-Bagwell on Sept. 18 and 19 at the Jefferson Civic Center, located at 65 Kissam St., in Jefferson. The shows begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person or $40 per couple. Tickets are available online at www.jeffersoncommunitytheatre.com or call 706-367-5714 for more information.

Braselton sets ‘walk through history’ tours

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The historical walking tours will be offered each Friday in September with the Braselton Brothers Store, revitalized as a part of the Town of Braselton's historic preservation efforts which utilized a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant and town funds, will be a centerpiece of the tours.

The historical walking tours will be offered each Friday in September with the Braselton Brothers Store, revitalized as a part of the Town of Braselton’s historic preservation efforts which utilized a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant and town funds, will be a centerpiece of the tours.

The Braselton Main Street program is sponsoring “walk through history” tours on each Friday in September.

The one-hour tours will highlight the historic significance of the Braselton Brothers Store, the roller mill and some downtown homes.

All tours are free and guests will receive bottled water and a koozie.  The tours are designed to promote the town’s historic preservation projects.

The Sept. 4 and 11 tours begin at 6 p.m. at the Braselton Downtown Development office on

Frances Street.  The Sept. 18 and 25 tours begin at 5 p.m.

Call 706-684-0369 or e-mail apinnell@braselton.net for additional information.  Visit www.downtownbraselton.com for all events, schedules and opportunities.

Women’s Expo is Saturday at Brenau Downtown Center

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WE-logoGAINESVILLE — The Times is presenting the North Georgia Women’s Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville.

This inaugural event will connect the most powerful consumer group – women – with area businesses, services and agencies.

“Women are linked to 85 percent of all consumer purchases, from autos to health care,” says Times Publisher Charlotte Atkins. “Our mission is to create an engaging showcase and forum that features exhibitors with products, services and opportunities for women.”

The goal is also to celebrate, equip and inspire the women of North Georgia.

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Primal Rush, fundraiser for The Tree House, is Saturday at Crow’s Lake

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By FARAH BOHANNON

fbohannon@clickthepaper.com

It is almost time for the third annual Primal Rush race, which will take place at Crow’s Lake in Jefferson this Saturday, however, this year the race is a trail run, not an obstacle course race.

The options include a 5K, 10K and a half-marathon. There will also be a children’s race for kids under the age of 12. Registration is still available online, or participants can sign up on the morning of the race.

The half marathon will begin at 7 a.m., 10K at 7:30, 5K at 9 and the kids’ fun run at 8:30. The cost is now $25 for the 5K, $35 for the 10K, $50 for the half marathon, $45 for the 5K and 10K and $20 for the fun run. All prices include a Dri-fit shirt for adults and cotton tees for kids. Everyone will receive a goodie bag with a variety of swag.

The half marathon runners and the kids who participate in the fun run will receive medals. Phantom runners are available this year for $20 for those who cannot attend the race. For $20, Dri-fit shirts will be mailed out to the phantom runners.

5K and 10K awards will be given to the overall male and female, master male and female and the top three males and females in each age group. A cash prize will be given to the overall male and female in the half marathon, but these particular winners must be over age 21. Awards will also be given to the master male and female and top three males and females in each age group for the half marathon as well. The finish line is provided by Classic Race Services.

All funds will go directly to The Tree House, a non-profit organization with the mission of strengthening communities by reducing the impact and occurrence of child abuse through counseling, educating, supporting and nurturing children and families in Barrow, Jackson and Banks counties. The Tree House, which has locations in Winder and Commerce, has been supported the past two years by Primal Rush, and it has been a great way to raise funds for such a beneficial organization.

To register, and for more information, visit www.primalrushtr.com. For more information about The Tree House, visit www.thetreehouseinc.org.