119 W. Washington Street
     Post Office Box 133

     Monticello, Georgia 31064

     Phone: 706-468-8994
Cell: 706-476-2585 

     Fax: 706-468-8043



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NEWSLETTER                                                                                  October 13, 2014

Experienced Team Joins the Chamber of Commerce! 

Please join the Monticello-Jasper County Board of Directors as they welcome Pam Mayer and Sage Edwards to the Chamber of Commerce.  Pam will serve as President/Executive Director and Sage will be the Downtown Event and Visitors' Center Coordinator.   Pam held this position in the late 1990's and early 2000's.  She left the Chamber of Commerce and served as the Better Hometown Director for the City of Monticello for several years. 

Pam (Hammonds) married Bill Mayer and moved to Newnan where she worked in the Coweta County Tourism Department as the Welcome Center Coordinator for Coweta County.  The Mayers moved back to Monticello last year when Bill retired.   Sage Edwards, another experienced Director and a former Better Hometown Director for the City of Monticello also recently moved back to Jasper County. 

The Board of Directors are excited about this new experienced team and look forward to working with them as they serve the Chamber of Commerce membership and community.


New Hours...

The Visitors' Center will now be open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and on Saturdays when there is a community event on the Square. 

The Chamber of Commerce hours are Monday - Friday from 8:30 until 5:00 p.m. 


A ribbon cutting has been scheduled for our newest member, Candice Mock of Indulge Massage and Gifts.   Join us on Wednesday, October 15th at 12:30 in front of Southern Edge Realty - Farm and Home (business is  located in the McGinnis Professional Building) at 130 W. Greene Street in Monticello as we welcome Candice.

HAUNTICELLO - on the Square - October 31, 2014
HAUNTICELLO - TRICK or TREATING on the Square..4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

In keeping with tradition - Haunticello will be held on the Square in Monticello Halloween night.  Trick- or-Treating will be from 4 o'clock p.m. until 6 o'clock p.m. We would like to encourage you to come to the square and hand out candy.  

We are taking candy donations!  If you are unable to come and hand out candy - please consider bringing candy to the Chamber of Commerce office to help the downtown merchants.  We will divide the donated candy among the merchants.
48th ANNUAL DEER FESTIVAL -  November 1, 2014
48th Annual Deer Festival...

November 1, 2014 - the 48th Annual Deer Festival is just two weeks away!  The Board is working diligently to make this another successful year.  We would like to THANK the membership who gave sponsorships and donated items for the Deer Dash.  We appreciate everyone who is donating time to help set up the Deer Dash and Deer Festival and work during all the related festival events.  Have you "liked" us on Facebook?   

                                                                                                                                                       -Artwork by Nicole Clements-


We have a Facebook page for the Deer Festival:  Click Here to Like our Page


Are you ready to run/walk the Deer Dash? All preregistered runners are guaranteed a Deer Dash T-shirt.   
Deadline - October 17th.  For a printable application, click on our website: 

2014 GRAND MARSHAL Miss Georgia - Tiana Griggs      2013 Deer Festival Court

Paradethe parade is set for 2 o'clock p.m.  This year's Grand Marshal is Miss Georgia, Tiana Griggs and the featured entry is our Citizen of the Year, Jehan El-Jourbagy.   If you are interested in putting a float or parade entry this year, you can print an application from our website.

The Deer Festival Pageant for our Deer Festival Queen and Little Miss Fawn is Sunday, October 25th at 2 o'clock p.m. in the Jasper County High School auditorium.  Little Miss Fawn will be crowned the evening of the pageant and the Deer Festival Queen will be crowned on stage at 1 o'clock p.m. at the Deer Festival.  Pageant applications can be printed from our website:  www.jaspercountycoc.com


We still need volunteers for the Deer FestivalCall the Chamber office   706-468-8994 or 706-476-2585 if you can volunteer.  We need help with checking in Deer Dash runners - setting up chairs and tables for the Deer Festival - selling water and t-shirts - volunteering in the Visitors' Center which is used as the information center. We could still use help with lining up the parade as well.  This is a FUN day for everyone - won't you join us...?


Deer Festival Newspaper Insert - a great way to advertise.  There is about 4,000 people that attend the deer festival each year and you can advertise to them by putting an ad in The Monticello News - Deer Festival Edition insert.  Call Jenny at 706-468-6511 for more information.


Kiwanis Venison Cook-Off - The Kiwanis will again sponsor the annual venison cook-off.  They will be located in the Monticello Drugs parking lot. 


Trail Cam Photo Contest the community has been submitting trail cam photos for a trail cam photo contest sponsored by the Monticello News and Southern Edge Realty.  The photos have been posted on the Deer Capital Facebook page - www.facebook.com/deercapital and a weekly photo has been in the Monticello News.  The winner will be announced (the photo with the most votes) at the Deer Festival and they will receive a new Trail Cam.


First Friday... Our next First Friday Breakfast meeting is set for Friday, December 5th.  The meeting begins at 8 o'clock a.m. and ends promptly at 9 o'clock a.m.  At each breakfast our featured speaker's topic focuses on Jasper County's growth and prosperity. This is a great opportunity for our membership to get to know one another and participate in the vision for our community.  RSVP to 706-468-8994 or 706-476-2585 (cell phone).

DECEMBER 2, 2014 through FEBRUARY 2, 2015

The 2015 membership drive will open December 2, 2015 and close February 2, 2015.  Membership renewals will be emailed (and mailed through Post Office) to everyone.  You can take a look at your current membership listing on our website:  www.jaspercountycoc.com
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