119 W. Washington Street
     Post Office Box 133

     Monticello, Georgia 31064

    
     Phone: 706-468-8994

   Email:  jasperchamber@bellsouth.net

           Website: www.jaspercountycoc.com 

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 APRIL 2018 NEWS

 CHAMBER of COMMERCE NEWS...
 


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BUSINESS OF THE MONTH...
 Business of the Month
Jasper County Recreation Department
Ted Sauls Road - Ga Highway 212
Monticello, Georgia

 FILL THE VISITORS' CENTER WINDOW with items to benefit the Jasper County Recreation Department

Suggested items:  Footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, baseball gloves, baseball bats, helmets,
and monetary donations.

ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT...
 Chamber Annual Golf Tournament
Hunter Pope Golf Course
Wednesday, May 5, 2018
1:00 pm Tee-Off

Tournament is limited to the first 68 players.
Each foursome will consist of a player from one
of the four handicap levels A, B, C, and D.
$55.00 per players.


A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Jasper County Recreation Department

OUR SPONSORS (to date): 
Abbey Hospice, Bank Of Monticello, Central Georgia EMC, Hamilton State Bank ,
Evercore Insurance, Monticello First United Methodist Church,
Lewis & Malone Heating And Air, LLLC, Paul & State Representative Susan Holmes,
The Monticello News, Tricia Armistead CPA, Pc, Dairy Queen, Norton Packaging, Inc.
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Tri-County Emc, Yoder Door Company, MD Heating & Air, Polytech, Permatherm, Express Employment,  Haygood, Lynch, Harris, Melton,& Watson,LLP, Jasco, Robby And Cindy's Cafe,  Jasper County Small Engine Repair, Jordan Engineering, Inc, Cal-Maine Foods, Haisten & Johnston,  Edward Jones, Georgia Energy Propane, Jasper Co Farm Bureau, Monticello Drugs, Metzger Moore Inc, Bulldog Gym, Monticello Veterinarian, Sovereign Risk Solutions, Senator Burt Jones, Venture Medical, Besleys's Event Center, Piedmont Academy. 

 MARKET ON THE SQUARE...
Monticello Market on the Square
May 5 - September 29th
8 am to 12 pm

The Market will be back for another great season. Fruit, Vegetables, Bread, Eggs, Canned Goods, Plants,  Goat Milk Cheese, Soap and Products, Bake Sale Items and More...!

Interested in being a vendor?   Vendor Application

All items sold at Market Festival on the Square must be handmade, homemade and/or homegrown by the vendor selling these items. 

The first Saturday of each month will be open to Artists, Authors, Crafters, and Direct Sales. Products not allowed include those made from kit assembly and direct resale of commercially available products.   Need more information?  Contact the Chamber office.

2018 MEMBERSHIP....
Membership matters!   It is important to be a part of the team that markets and promotes the businesses, industry, and entire community.

The annual membership ended March 15th. You still have time to be included in our  published list in the 2018 Chamber members in the April 5th edition of The Monticello News.  JOIN US...!

Haven't joined yet?   Contact us today... 


JASPER COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN...
Please take the time to answer this short survey!

A questionnaire has been created by the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission to distribute to the public and collect more widespread feedback regarding the vision, goals, needs, and opportunities for the Jasper County-Monticello-Shady Dale Joint Comprehensive Plan Update.   

Your participation in the planning is appreciated!


DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY NEWS...



Building For Sale:  $250,000.00
139 West Washington Street - Monticello, GA

Historic building for sale in the Monticello Downtown Historic District.  Built in 1887. 
3,982 square feet.  Tenant occupied.

Contact:  Downtown Development Authority
706-468-8994

JASPER COUNTY FOOD BANK...
Jasper County Community Food Bank 
2171 Post Rd, Monticello, GA 31064
(706) 468-6061

The food bank is in need of the following items:
Soup, Canned Tomatoes, Cereal and Oatmeal, 
Rice, Canned Meats, and Bread.   
Donations can be dropped off at the Food Bank, Hamilton State Bank, and The Chamber of Commerce. 

Upcoming COMMUNITY EVENTS...
Welcome & Recognition of Pastors
Reverend Jimmy Horton
Springfield Baptist Church

Invocation
Reverend Annette Howard
Assistant Pastor Mt. Zion AME Church


Scripture Reading
W es Tanner
Student Minister Monticello Baptist Church


Meditation
R everend Dr. Lavonia K. McIntyre
St. John CME Church

Special Easter MUSIC
Y ou Have Won The Victory
Voices of Word Alive Ministries

Meditation
Kathi Parchem
Monticello Presbyterian Church

Benediction
Reverend Nathaniel Long
Monticello First United Methodist Church

Monticello Community Band Concert
The American Spirit
Friday, April 6, 2018, 7pm
Jasper County High School 
 
Enjoy a concert that embodies the American Spirit -- from this country's founding to today. 
The event will include special readings, history and music performed by local musicians, students and enthusiasts.  The concert will also include a scholarship* presentation .

A limited number of discount tickets ($5/person and $15/family) will be available at the Chamber of Commerce and Southern Embroidery Works on the square until Friday, March 30. Starting April 5, regular tickets will be available for $10/person.

"MEAN to MEANINGFUL BOOK SIGNING
Ed Wile will be presenting his book Mean to Meaningful at Thomas Person's Hall in Monticello on April 12, 2018, from 4:30PM-6PM. His brief presentation will take place around 5PM. His book is a memoir and ALL the proceeds of the book go to fund scholarships at his alma mater, Wofford College. Please see his website    www.meantomeaningful.com  for information on Ed and his mission for the book

'MEAN' WILE TELLS HIS STORY...
Born to parents who were very young when married,  Wile grew up in a series of shabby apartments. His father left his mother when Wile was still in diapers and his sister, Diana, was just a newborn. His mother worked long hours as a waitress and often left her children with her mother, one of Wile's earliest good influences.    So how did a kid with little supervision and a mean streak turn out to be a successful businessman and an attentive husband and father? Wile gives credit to the people who helped him become a star athlete, encouraged him to go to college and saw a good man lurking behind the tough facade.   Edward B. Wile earned a BA from Wofford College an MBA from Georgia State University and a CIMA from Wharton. In 2014, after a thirty-one year career he retired from UBS.   Ed serves on the Board of Trustees at Wofford College where he was a walk on Hall of Fame football player. He is a former Chairman of the Board     read full article here
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center
Public Kids Fishing Event
543 Elliott Trail
Mansfield, GA 30055
 Saturday, April 14, 2018
KFEs are for ages 15 and under meaning that no license is necessary. A DNR Fisheries Education Specialist leads the event and provides limited amounts of tackle and bait. KFEs are held at 'high catch' rate ponds. Catch and keep limits vary per event.

Marben PFA hosts several public KFEs every year. Each public KFE lasts from 8am-12pm. Signs will be posted directing public to the KFE. If you have questions, call 678-767-3058
  The Jasper County FFA Alumni will be hosting the 22nd Annual Antique Tractor and Diesel Truck Pull on April 14, 2018. 

Pulling begins at 3:00 PM. Gates open for pullers and spectators at 1:00 PM. Drivers meeting at 2:30 PM. 
Kids pedal tractor race at 6:00 PM with Diesel Trucks beginning pulling at 7:00 PM. Mandatory drivers meeting for all Truck Pullers at 6:30. 
Truck pullers must be registered to pull before the drivers meeting.  Concessions will be available.   Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for kids 4-12, $10 per pull.



Jasper County Schools
S.T.E.A.M. Expo

Jasper County High School
14477 GA Hwy 11
Monticello, GA 31064
Saturday, April 21, 2018
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Pi-Mile (3.14 miles) Fun Run/Walk beginning at 9am Registration form www.harty.space/PiRun

 

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MEETING DATES...
Monticello City Council Meeting
Monticello Government Complex - Council Room (Visitors' Center)
2nd Tuesday of each month  - 6  o'clock p.m.

Jasper County Commission Meeting
Jasper County Courthouse - Ground Floor/Basement Floor
1st Monday of each month -  6 o'clock p.m.

Development Authority of Jasper County
www.dajc.com
Monticello Government Complex - Third Floor (enter Visitors' Center)
1st Tuesday of each month -  12:30 p.m.

Monticello Downtown Development Authority
Monticello Government Complex
2nd Monday of each month - 6:30 p.m.

Monticello Jasper County Chamber of Commerce
Monticello Government Complex - Council Room
2nd Thursday of each month -
12:30 p.m.
 
2018 Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Staff
Tamala Alexander, Rob Andrews, Mike Benton, Leah Campbell, Robert Cumbie,
Towonder Dennis, Susan Denney, Russell Hicks, Jeff Greeson, 
Tom Joye,  Tracey Nelson, Dr. Mike Newton,  LaThaydra Sands, and Linda Simmons,
Mandi Tanner, Renae Watts
Pam Mayer, President and Katie Cannon, Tourism  & Events Manager

COMMUNITY CALENDAR and EVENT NEWSLETTER...
There are so many activities and events in our community - we are trying to keep our community calendar up to date AND send out a monthly newsletter with these updates.  If you have an event or item of interest that you would like promoted, please email your flyer or information to jasperchamber@bellsouth.net.