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Light Up Ellijay




Use this year’s traditional theme: “Home for the Holidays”

or the fun theme “Christmas Movies.”

Applications at Cartecay River Trading Company or print this CHRISTMAS PARADE APP 2012. As always, on the Friday after Thanksgiving, downtown stores will be showing off their creative windows and offering holiday specials. Snacks and crafts will be offered by local vendors and carols will fill the air. The parade starts at 6 p.m. and the tree lighting follows.

We have some special surprises waiting for you, so join us for downtown cheer.


Tour of Homes Nov. 24

Get your tickets now for a visit to four historic homes Saturday, Nov. 24. Just in time to let us enjoy Christmas decorations, owners are opening the doors of the Kelley (Turner) house, the Ray (Pankey) house and the Reece (Stewart) house on River Street and the Tabor House on Spring Street. See all four houses, receive a map-guided tour of historic downtown, and take advantage of a tour lunch special in one of our downtown restaurants. Tickets are $20, and are available (cash or check) at Main Street Antiques, Cartecay River Trading Co., Whistletree Pottery, the A


ntique Show, Christmas House/Interiors, City Hall, and the Chamber of Commerce. For more information, email or call 706.635.4711 ext. 5



Costume Contest for young and old — humans and pets

Games and Scary Activities

The annual Halloween celebration is set for 5:30 p.m. Downtown businesses will decorate their windows and give out candy. Other businesses and organizations are encouraged to “Trunk-or-Treat,” which is backing a car or truck into a designated space to give out candy. Spirit Awards will be given for businesses and Trunk-or-Treat groups.

Trick-or-Treaters will again compete in a costume contest in the parking lot behind North Star Emporium. Prizes will be awarded in Wee Ones, Child, Pre-teen, Teen, Adult, Family, and Pet categories.

Some businesses will provide games and scary attractions and everyone will be encouraged to visit the games at First Baptist Church’s fall festival.

Appropriate vendors can reserve a space for $25. To reserve a space to give out candy (no charge) or to sell, call the Better Hometown Office at 706.635.4711 ext. 5. Information can be handed out with, but not instead of, candy.

Better Hometown is also looking for candy donations.

Celebrating Scarecrows

 The “Invasion” has begun with more than 130 scarecrows decorating downtown. We’re welcoming our annual visitors at First Friday Oct. 5 and Scarecrow Celebration Oct. 6. Come downtown Friday night for music, food, fun and late shopping. Don’t miss the parade, the “I’m a Scarecrow” contest, music, and street vendors Saturday.

Council meeting date changed



Memorial Pavers Project

You have a chance to make your friends and family a permanent part of Ellijay. Their names and descriptions can be inscribed on pavers in the new North Dalton Street phase of our Streetscape.

Along with new sidewalks, memorial pavers like those around the square and down River Street are now being sold for only $75 each. It’s a small price to honor your parents or ancestors, recognize your community organization, memorialize a favorite teacher or pastor. You can also leave behind a reminder of your children or your business. Each paver will have room for up to six lines with a maximum of 17 characters per line. You’ll need to act quickly. Only 144 pavers will be sold. Use the form below. Call 706.635.4711 ext. 5 or email for more information.

Pavers Order Form