|Posted by Lisa Thompson City Clerk on May 30, 2017 at 9:55 AM||comments (0)|
May 25, 2017 For immediate release: Meriwether Miles bike ride joins expanded Peaches in the Pines festival Events June 10-11 make fun weekend to kick off summer Kick off summer with Meriwether County June 10-11 as the inaugural Meriwether Miles bike ride joins an expanded, two-day Peaches in the Pines arts and crafts festival. The returning 2017 festival is at Lake Meriwether in Woodbury, Ga., where the bike ride begins and ends. On Saturday, June 10 bicycle enthusiasts may choose from 15-, 36- or 62-mile routes. The three courses are easy to challenging, being both fun and attractive through rolling hills and quiet back roads in Meriwether County. One route leads to the Red Oak Covered Bridge, the oldest and longest covered bridge in Georgia. Other routes lead past lovely peach orchards and picturesque farms. Riders may register in advance or from 7 to 10 a.m. on the day of the event. All three routes begin and end at Lake Meriwether in Woodbury where the Peaches in the Pines Festival will be in progress complete with homemade peach ice cream. The address is 728 Lake Meriwether Rd., Woodbury, GA 30293. “Honoring Our Veterans” will receive a portion of the proceeds from the Meriwether Miles bicycle ride. A free T-shirt was available to those who registered by May 20. Registration is $30. Register online at the Meriwether County Chamber of Commerce website at this site or go to Meriwether County Tourism to download a printable registration form. For more information on the Meriwether Miles ride, contact coordinator Gail Coffee, 770-927-2847. Peaches in the Pines festival at Lake Meriwether has a big lineup for its 2017 edition with a local art showcase, live entertainment, returning Barbecue Competition where attendees get to choose their favorite, a large area of special activities for youngsters, animal exhibit, arts and crafts, tasty food, helicopter rides, Georgia Grown produce and homemade peach ice cream! Major festival sponsor for 2017 is again Fitzgerald Fruit Farms. Peaches in the Pines Festival at Lake Meriwether runs Saturday, June 10 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with fun and food for the whole family. Admission is free. For more details go to the Meriwether County Chamber of Commerce page at Peaches In The Pines or contact Carolyn McKinley by email at [email protected] or Meriwether County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 9, Warm Springs, GA 31830. Call the chamber at 706-655-2558 or 706-975-0622.
|Posted by Lisa Thompson City Clerk on September 26, 2016 at 5:10 PM||comments (0)|
The REAL Woodbury Zombie GeoQuest… Posted on September 6, 2016 by mrbream Ready for some more geocaching? How about a geocaching event this time around? First a little background… If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead, you’re probably familiar with Woodbury, the fictitious sanctuary town controlled by The Governor and his followers. You also may know that the Woodbury scenes were actually filmed in the west central Georgia town of Senoia. What you might not know is that there is a real town named Woodbury which is also located here in west central Georgia, and that the real Woodbury has its own ties to The Walking Dead as scenes from several episodes were filmed nearby. So how do you tie the real town of Woodbury, geocaching and The Walking Dead together? With The REAL Woodbury Zombie GeoQuest of courseThe Meriwether County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, with the help of local geocachers put together a series of twelve caches in and around Woodbury for the quest. The caches were focused on The Walking Dead filming locations, historic sites and other local points of interest. Now for the fun stuff… This is how it went down. The Chamber of Commerce & Tourism kicked off the quest this past Sunday with The REAL Woodbury Zombie GeoQuest Kick-off Event. Over three hundred geocachers and zombiefans/would-be geocachers converged on Lake Meriwether Park in Woodbury for the event. Cachers signed the event log at the check-in pavilion then had some time to buy an event t-shirt, catch up with friends, grab a bite of lunch from one of a couple of local food trucks or even get zombified by a make-up artist from The Walking Dead production before the caches went live on Geocaching.com. For the full article go to https://getoutga.wordpress.com/2016/09/06/the-real-woodbury-zombie-geoquest/" target="_blank">http://https://getoutga.wordpress.com/2016/09/06/the-real-woodbury-zombie-geoquest/
|Posted by Lisa Thompson City Clerk on June 14, 2016 at 9:10 AM||comments (0)|
CONTACT: Emily Murray Communications Specialist Georgia Department of Economic Development 404.962.4078 or 404.640.3195 [email protected] Pimento Cheese Burger at Blackbird Cafe has been named one of Georgia’s “100 Plates Locals Love” ATLANTA, June 07, 2016— Blackbird Cafe has been awarded the 2016/2017 “100 Plates Locals Love” distinction by Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism division (GDEcD). Georgia Tourism’s second annual list of “100 Plates Locals Love” is featured in the state’s culinary guide, Georgia Eats. “Georgia’s cities, towns and backroads are filled with authentic restaurants and culinary specialties that visitors love to experience when they travel,” said Kevin Langston, deputy commissioner for tourism at the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “The list of ‘100 Plates Locals Love’ is our way of providing visitors and locals with suggestions, the same way we would recommend restaurants to our family and friends.” The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism Division highlights the state’s culinary greatness in the official guide, Georgia Eats. Following the success of the culinary guide in 2015, the Tourism Division decided to recreate this informative and inspiring guide that entices visitors to sample the state’s world-class cuisine. As a part of the “100 Plates Locals Love” designation, each restaurant is featured in the Georgia Eats culinary guide, which is distributed via the 12 Visitor Information Centers statewide; on the state’s consumer tourism website ExploreGeorgia.org; and on Explore Georgia’s social media channels. Add in a quote from your city and more about the restaurants and culinary offerings. Georgia’s culinary initiative focuses on showcasing the state’s authentic experiences that revolve around food. The state launched a new culinary landing page that features our culinary blogger, the Georgia Flavors videos, flavor tours and more. The second-annual Georgia Restaurant Week will take place July 18-24, 2016 at participating restaurants throughout Georgia. The event will showcase Georgia’s restaurants to consumers and attract new visitors by showcasing the state’s many culinary tourism assets. During this week-long event, patrons, both local and from out of state, will be able to explore the numerous dining options throughout Georgia for a special price and sample locally grown products that are available in Georgia’s restaurants. The dishes were selected from nearly 600 nominations that were submitted on ExploreGeorgia.org in November 2015 and evaluated by a panel of judges, who selected the final list of “100 Plates Locals Love.” About GDEcD The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) plans, manages and mobilizes state resources to attract new business investment to Georgia, drive the expansion of existing industry and small business, locate new markets for Georgia products, inspire tourists to visit Georgia and promote the state as a top destination for arts events and film, music and digital entertainment projects.
|Posted by Lisa Thompson City Clerk on August 25, 2011 at 2:55 PM||comments (0)|
Save the Date for the performance of the Woodbury Baptist Sanctuary Choir titled "American We Must Not Forget" on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 11am. Woodbury Cafe' will be served afterwards.
|Posted by Lisa Thompson City Clerk on February 25, 2011 at 5:40 PM||comments (0)|
FRA Key Club's first Charity 5K/1K Fun Run with proceeds to benefit Jennifer Fuller Joiner and her fight against ALS will be held on Saturday March 5th from 9am to 8pm at Lake Meriwether in Woodbury.
|Posted by Lisa Thompson City Clerk on August 19, 2010 at 8:53 AM||comments (0)|
The first work session will be held Monday, August 30 at 5:30pm. The Woodbury City Council major action wil be in two work sessions. Due to property values dropping that means revenue is going to drop. With the current expenditures in operating the city preparing a budget will be extremely hard. Read about the upcoming meetings in Manchester Star Mercury.
|Posted by Lisa Thompson City Clerk on July 16, 2010 at 5:50 PM||comments (0)|
Woodbury Miracle Fellowship Center will have Vacation Bible School starting Thursday July 22 from 6-9pm, Friday from 6-7:30pm and Saturday from 10am- 2pm