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Fall events in Dawson County
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Mark your calendars, Dawson Countians. Several events coming up will give you good reasons to get out and support local organizations.

For starters, Sept. 29 is the date of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerces annual golf tournament. The tournament will be held at Chestatee Golf Club.

The entrance fee is $100 per individual, or a team of four can play for $400.

The entry fee includes breakfast, practice range, awards lunch, green fees, golf cart and gift bag, Dawson County Chamber of Commerce President Christie Haynes said.

Haynes said shes excited about the long-held tradition of the tournament. We look forward to this event every year, she said. It is always a great day for our local businesses to escape the office and enjoy fellowship with other leaders and potential clients.

Awards will be given for gross and net first place, second place, longest drive and closest to the pin. A putting contest and hole-in-one contest also are planned.

For more information or to register for the tournament, you may visit or call 706-268-6278.

An Oct. 11 event hosted by the Dawson County Humane Society will involve peoples furry companions as Pups in the Park holds its inaugural event at Rock Creek Park.

Pups in the Park is a day devoted to dogs and their people families and their devotion to one another, and will offer fun for all ages, Humane Society President Carolyn Bowen said.

Fifteen contests are planned for dog owners to enter. Categories include best costume, cutest/ugliest in small, medium and large dog divisions; best trick, and more, Bowen said. Agility demonstrations and demonstrations from dogs trained for search-and-rescue missions also will be held.

There will be plenty to do even for those who do not have dogs, Bowen said. There will also be a wide variety of food, pet item vendors, arts and crafts and entertainment, she said.

The event is a collaboration of the Lions, Rotary, Kiwanis and Dawson County Womans Club, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce, Sawnee Mountain Kennel Club and Family Pet Obedience School.

Proceeds from the event will support efforts of the Dawson County Humane Society. For more information, you may visit A rain date is scheduled for Oct. 12.

The following Saturday, Oct. 18, youll get a chance to support literacy in Dawson County as well as sharpen your shooting skills.

READ is hosting a pheasant shoot for its fall fundraiser, Executive Director Sandra Lipkowitz said. On Oct. 18, 40 shooters are invited to the Bryant Property, 2077 Afton Road, where 20 shooting stations will be set up. Over the course of the day, 300 birds will be released, retrieved, cleaned and divided equally among the shooters.

The event will kick off at 9 a.m. with a break for lunch at 11:30 a.m. The shooting will end about 2 p.m.

Cost to shoot is $275, which also includes lunch. There will also be an opportunity to enter a raffle for a Beretta A400 Xtreme rifle.

For more information, you may email Lipkowitz at