November 30, 2023


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Clarkesville to rejoice 60th Yearly Mountain Laurel Festival Saturday

Four-thousand individuals are predicted to descend on Clarkesville this weekend for the city’s 60th annual Mountain Laurel Pageant.

On Saturday, May perhaps 21, the function operates from 10 a.m. right until 5 p.m. in historic downtown Clarkesville. The day’s activities include a parade, arts & crafts, tunes, autos, and food items. Also, there will be a plant sale from 10 a.m. until eventually 2 p.m. at the Mauldin House yard positioned at 458 Jefferson Street. And, at 3:45 p.m., Volunteers for Literacy of Habersham County will host its 11th yearly VFL Duck Race on the Soque River at Pitts Park, just off the Clarkesville Square.

The Habersham Central Significant Faculty Band of Blue is a preferred entry in the annual Mountain Laurel Competition Parade. This calendar year the parade kicks off at 10 a.m. and will vacation south on Washington Avenue to Monroe Street, commencing in the vicinity of City Hall.

This year’s celebration will be one of the most significant in modern memory.

“We have around 100 distributors this year. So many that I stuffed the overflow areas in the parking good deal subsequent to Century 21,” claims Clarkesville’s Julie Poole. “There will be gorgeous jewelry, woodworking, all kinds of clothing, pottery, art, food stuff, and so much much more!”

West Hall Substantial Faculty graphic structure pupil Carson Pendley creating the successful design for the new Mountain Laurel Festival brand. Here he’s pictured with his graphic design instructor, Angela Pirkle. (Facebook)

The Mountain Laurel Festival is a person of the oldest festivals in Ga and a single of the most very-predicted locally. It is named in honor of the attractive Mountain Laurel flower that blooms in the Blue Ridge in the course of the spring.

This year, the town of Clarkesville held a contest to create a new emblem. It returned to its roots with an artistic drawing of the eponymous flower that was designed by West Corridor Substantial School graphic structure scholar Carson Pendley. Habersham County resident Angela Pirkle is Pendley’s teacher.

The very simple, fresh new, cleanse Mountain Laurel design will be showcased on t-shirts accessible for buy for the duration of the pageant.

Clarkesville Metropolis Supervisor Keith Dickerson suggests a whole lot of get the job done has long gone into arranging this year’s occasion.

“The Mountain Laurel Festival Board and the Lions Club have done an incredible occupation arranging the leisure and parade and locating extra place for further suppliers to make this an astounding celebration.”

Program of Functions

10 a.m. – Mountain Laurel Festival Parade coordinated by the Clarkesville Lions Club
11:00 a.m. – Shady Grove Baptist Church
12:00 p.m. – Bryant Tench
1:00 p.m. – Challenger New music
2:00  p.m. – Mat Fried
3:00 p.m. – Tummy Dancers from the Sautee University of Dance (in entrance of Greene Plaza)
3:45 p.m. – VFL Duck Race at Pitts Park
Mauldin Dwelling Plant Sale
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


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