In a year when change topped the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce's agenda, the move to a new facility for the group's 22nd annual award's ceremony and gala brought a fun, festive and memorable experience Friday night.
Held at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, the event marks the chamber's accomplishments of 2012 and honors many in the community for their contributions. It's also one of the organization's largest fundraisers.
The community is invited to a reception tomorrow in celebration of Northside Hospital's opening of an urgent care center in Dawson County.
"We're excited about being up here in Dawson County," said CEO Skip Putnam. "This is just part of our expansion and we're going to continue to expand services up here in this area. We appreciate everyone's support and we look forward to a very long relationship with Dawson County."
The official Christmas shopping season is still a couple days away, but retailers are bracing for one of the busiest Black Friday shopping events in years.
According to a report by the National Retail Federation, an estimated 147 million people will shop either at stores or online during the Black Friday weekend, which draws its name from an accounting term that indicates retailers have made a profit, or are "in the black."
The backwoods moonshining business birthed one of the nation's most popular sports in NASCAR, so it fits that the state's newest legal moonshine distillery is under the same roof as the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.
In fact, the distillery - Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery on Hwy. 53 in Dawsonville - can't make the liquor fast enough to take the checkered flag ahead of its demand.
November 21, 2012|
By Lee Johnson
DCN regional staff