View Mobile Site
  • Bookmark and Share

Old Moonshiners of Georgia reunion Saturday

POSTED: July 17, 2013 4:00 a.m.

Throw on your Liberty overalls for the inaugural Old Moonshiners of Georgia Reunion on Saturday at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex.

Organizers are promising a day of food, singing, "pickin' and grinnin' with live music, a car show and demonstrations to showcase the state's moonshining heritage.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet some of Georgia's pioneer moonshiners and a few of the revenuers that chased them in the moonlight trying to shut down their illicit liquor business.

The festivities begin at noon and continue throughout the evening.

In its inaugural year, the reunion will be a memorial to Bill Pope, who started making corn liquor with his father at age 8 in 1931, and made his last batch in Dawsonville earlier this summer before his death June 14.

His granddaughter, Starla Landers, said the event will be a fitting tribute to his legacy as a moonshiner.

"Before he passed away, he had brought up the idea of getting the old moonshiners together. It's going to be an annual event to help keep his legacy alive," she said.

While the event is free, donations will be accepted and donated to the COPD Foundation in Pope's memory.

For more information, call (770) 364-0118.

 

COMMENTS

  • Bookmark and Share

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

FEATURED PHOTOS

Sheriff’s office seeks help...
Local authorities are askin...
Speller had a ‘hankering’ t...
Black’s Mill Elementary fif...
City moving forward with pa...
Rendering for the Dawson Co...
Relay for Life volunteers h...
Dressed in camouflage, Rela...
City workshop draws small c...
Dawson County Commissioners...
Lady Tigers on right track
Dawson County fans hold up ...
Tigers take 2, preparing fo...
Guard Coey Watson drives in...
 

Please wait ...