Starting at 11 AM, this special event will be held at the Paris (upper) Pavilion at the famous Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. All are invited for a day of food, fun and to get familiar with their local candidates.
At 11:30AM festivities kick off with the National Anthem, performed by the Midnight Magic Barbershop Quartet, with the Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation Prayer to follow. TCGOP Chairman Chuck Luca will greet everyone and then turn things over to State Representative Stephen Allison, who will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
Featured at 1PM will be a Congressional Candidates Debate, with all three candidates: former Air Force Chaplain and State Representative Doug Collins, retired White County School Principal Roger Fitzpatrick, and Gainesville Radio Talk Show Host Martha Zoller. All three are running for the open seat in the “New 9th” Congressional District, which includes Towns, Union, Rabun, White, and Habersham Counties. WJUL Radio Personality Tim Rose will be the moderator.
After the 2010 US Census, the state of Georgia received an additional two Congressional seats. The 10th District, which did include Towns and Rabun, and represented by Dr Paul Broun, has been moved south. Tom Graves, Congressman for Union County, which was in the “old 9th, will now be running for a seat in the new 14th district, which is the northwest corner of Georgia.
This will be your chance to see all these candidates at one time, ask questions, and decide who you want to represent you in Washington.
Food available features a good ol’ fashion Bar-B-Q platter, including slow cooked pulled pork, fresh made beans, homemade slaw and more. Tickets are $9 in advance, $10 day of. For tickets and more info, please call (706) 994-3919. Hot Dogs, Burgers, and cold drinks will also be available. Buy food tickets for these items at the event.
Entertainment will be provided by DJ Cool Poppa, playing everyone’s favorite tunes.
Adjacent to the Paris Pavilion are the Hamilton Gardens, called “A botanical paradise”. Spend some quiet time enjoying a special collection of native and exotic plants and flowers.
Again everyone is welcome to come join the TCGOP, enjoy a day of food and fun, and get to know your local and congressional candidates as we prepare to take our country back.