June 2016
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Message from the Chairman 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend as we pause to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

Kids are out of school & summer is underway! Our Farmers Market will open this Saturday, June 4 & will kickoff with a 5K race. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Space is still available for vendors; if interested please contact the Chamber at (706) 597-1000.
Freedom Blast is back on the calendar for Friday, July 1st beginning at 7 p.m. We'll have a fireworks show at the Thomson-McDuffie Government Complex front lawn with numerous vendors & activities for the kids.

The Chamber, along with Shaw Industries, would also like to recognize the "Patriots of McDuffie County" during the Freedom Blast. These are heroes that represent everything our Founding Fathers fought for during the Revolutionary War. This includes all Military branches, Fire Fighters, Emergency Medical Services and Police Department.   Freedom Blast is a time to celebrate our Independence, but also recognize those that put their lives in  danger to protect our freedom.

Please contact the Chamber of Commerce to register to attend so we can give special recognition to those individuals.
Mark Your Calendars

June - July
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Railroad Street in front 
of the Depot
Market Vendor Applications
Click Here
Opening Day 5K 
(Race to Market)
Saturday, June 4th
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Parking Lot behind MAC on Main
Race Applications
Click Here
Freedom Blast
Friday, July 1st @ 7:00 p.m.
Front Lawn of the Thomson-McDuffie County 
Government Complex

Patriots of McDuffie County 
(During Freedom Blast)
Friday, July 1st @ 7:00 p.m.
Front Lawn of the Thomson-McDuffie County 
Government Complex.
Stay tuned for more information

Ribbon Cuttings
Welcome Jared Mitchell, MD
University General Surgery McDuffie

Welcome Journal on the Green 
Antiques and Arts, LLC
New and Renewing Members

People Link
The Barn at Sanderlin Horse Farm
William Coleman, Attorney
Thiele Kaolin
Rogers Hillcrest Farms
Hidden Treasures
Laura Lanes
GA Dept. of Labor
Gold Cross
Michelle Ashe Photography
Thomson Family YMCA
Pine Top Farms
Thomson Plastic
Great Southern Publishers

Update from the Thomson-McDuffie CVB

T he annual Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival was held on May 7, 2016 and was a huge success! One first time attendee stopped by the visitor booth to say it was "the friendliest festival he had ever been to!" What a great compliment to all of the organizers of the event! Have you ever wondered how far away some attendees travel for this event? Here are some of the locations people traveled the farthest to attend:
  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • Pearland, Texas
  • Breinigsville, Pennsylvania
  • Annapolis, Maryland
  • Pensacola, Florida
  • Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Nashville, Tennessee
Have you noticed all the guitars around town? If you haven't found all 12 of the guitars in McTell's 12-String Strut then you can get a location map at  www.mctells12stringstrut.com
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