In observance of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, World War II veterans and their families or guests are invited to a lunch on Thursday, June 6, at noon at the Civic Center in Summerville. World War II veterans from Chattooga County and the surrounding area are encouraged to attend.
The program will begin at noon with Ryan Williams, aide to U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, and Christie Entrekin, a community volunteer, paying tribute to each veteran. Lunch will follow the brief program. Veterans will have time to talk with each other and share memories.
The annual reunion is a community effort organized by Odell Anderson, Barbara Reece, Jon Payne and the Cooperative Extension Service. Numerous volunteers and businesses share their time and donations to make this an enjoyable event to thank our World War II service men and women. For more information, call Odelle Anderson 706-397-2394 or Barbara Reece 706-862-2657.
Finster Fest returns to Paradise Garden in Summer on May 25-26 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sixty-plus artists, with booths dotting Howard Finster’s folk art environment, plus extensive live music, children’s art-making area, barbecue other great food and drink are on tap with a $5 admission at the gate. Dozens of artists, painters, potters and other crafts people are due. Book talk in the Paradise Garden Visitors Center will feature Jim Auchmutey, author of “Smokelore: A Short History of Barbecue in America,” at 2:30 p.m. Saturday; he’ll sign copies of his new book from University of Georgia Press throughout Saturday. Live music performance throughout the festival with local and regional bands. For more