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Artful table luncheon celebrates the Peach State
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he Ladies of Gold Creek Book Clubs Gone with the Wind table was one of the most recognizable displays at the Dawson County Arts Councils annual Artful Table luncheon Saturday. - photo by Michele Hester Dawson County News

"The Appalachian Trail," decorated and sponsored by the Ladies of Gold Creek
"Gone with the Wind," decorated and sponsored by
"Be a Gift to Georgia," decorated by Jeanne Tompkins and Robin Correnti and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Dawson County
Honorable mention
"Georgia!," decorated by Jackie Somerville and sponsored by the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce

"See Rock City," decorated by Jackie Somerville and sponsored by Heritage Funeral Funding-Elizabeth Mitchell.
"Georgia Farm House," decorated by Renee Perry of Design Finds Dawsonville and sponsored by Medical Plaza 400.
"Go Jump in the Lake!," decorated by Jane Miller, Jan Cockcroft and Nancy King and sponsored by State Farm Insurance-Carla Boutin and K.C. Fuller and Associates-Kathy Fuller.


The Peach State was in the spotlight Saturday for the Dawson County Arts Council's annual Artful Table luncheon.

Working from a "Georgia on My Mind" theme, the Ladies of Gold Creek took home the first place ribbon in the club division with their "Appalachian Trail" table, decorated with items hikers would use to scale the trail, which begins just north of Amicalola Falls in Dawsonville and continues all the way to Maine.

The luncheon is held annually and gives local professional and amateur designers the opportunity to show their creative sides as they decorate the tables.

Jackie Somerville's "See Rock City" table, featuring a collection of the destination's signature red and black birdhouses, sponsored by Heritage Funeral Funding won first place among corporate entries.

Runner-up winners were the Ladies of Gold Creek Book Club's "Gone with the Wind" creation and "Georgia Farm House," decorated by Renee Perry of Design Finds.

Other entries ranged from a Coca Cola theme and Walking for a Cure, to Dahlonega's gold rush and Lake Lanier.

Judges Caroline Silcox and Kathy Haynes said they were beyond impressed by the creativity, ingenuity and artistic talent on display Saturday.

"I cannot believe what a fun time we've had looking at your creativity. My heavens, just think how much creativity is in this room," Silcox said. "I think this is such a wonderful way to raise money for your arts center."

Proceeds from the event benefit the arts council's many initiatives and programs, including the center's monthly art shows.