Word is out that our summer has kicked off and people are out and about!!!
I am one of those that was out and about all last weekend. Just a few of the things I was able to participate in was Chickamauga’s First Fridays where Chickamauga closes their downtown road, the shops stay open later, local businesses and individuals set up and volunteer to provide street games and all this while there is a street concert going on. Good times in Chickamauga!
Saturday started out with a great community ride in and around downtown LaFayette. We did a beginners 8 mile ride and then some of us continued after that to complete a 27 mile following the route of the Honeybee Bicycle Ride. After that, there was running on the running trail at the LaFayette Parks and Recreation Dept. and a swim in the city pool. I wanted to see how easy a Sprint Tri would be here in our town and I think it would be great! Just something we may add next year! Events and ideas from these activities keep building on more opportunities around Walker County. We are already having weekly bicycle rides for all levels plus new opportunities at every corner.
Before going to another event Saturday evening, I contacted local author, David Jenkins, which publishes Backroads and Byways of Georgia. I can't wait to read his book, not only because David Jenkins is a resident of Walker County and I love to support our locals, but also he has written about 2 of my favorite things... Travel and Georgia! What a great treat to have one of his signed books for myself and one to take to a friend in Connecticut as a gift.
Ok, then for Saturday evening... you can't beat dinner and a play. A friend and I went and enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Station House in LaFayette and then walker next door to the Mars Theater to enjoy the play, Ordinary People. There was nothing ordinary about these people or the play... it was over the top good! (Note: Chamber members can enjoy a discounted rate on theater tickets. Download the One Walker app to access the coupon.)
This is NOT a sleepy town, unless you are worn out from all the activities! The summer here is in full bloom. Get out, meet some of our locals, eat, shop and play where you are planted!!!
As the saying goes, bloom where you are planted!
Submitted by Lisa J. Heyer, Better Homes & Gardens - Jackson Realty
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