Scarecrows vandalized in Harrison ParkFeatured News, Featured Stories, News October 10, 2021
ELLIJAY, Ga. – A month long fall celebration in Ellijay saw a disappointing weekend as Harrison Park offered a statement confirming vandalism of scarecrows in the park.
Saturday night, October 9, 2021, nine scarecrows were destroyed in varying degrees and were later discovered Sunday morning. According to Harrison Park, some could be easily repaired, but others were not so lucky. They confirmed they would be contacting the owners of the scarecrows and are looking to continue the celebration.
Some citizens did say that volunteers came through today to repair the damaged. However, Friends of Harrison Park said that each damaged scarecrow could use extra work from the owners.
The Friends of Harrison Park stated on social media, “This unwarranted act is shameful and disrespectful to the participants and to the entire Ellijay community. The Friends of Harrison Park are so sorry this has happened.”
In comments later, Harrison Park also stated that some beer bottles and cigarettes were also found in the park.
53rd Annual Mountain Moonshine FestivalCommunity, Featured, Featured Stories October 13, 2020
Mountain Moonshine Festival in Dawsonville
During the 4th weekend in October, KARE For Kids of Dawsonville, GA proudly presents
the 53rd Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival! They welcome over 100,000 visitors to
experience vintage race cars, revenuers, and more authentic moonshine-hauling cars than
you’ll ever see gathered in one place anywhere in the US! With a huge car show with judging
and awards, a parade, many great vendors, kids activities, two stages of entertainment, and great
food, there is something for everyone!
The weekend kicks off on Friday, Oct. 23 at 8 am with the start of the Car Show. At 10 am the
12th Annual Moonshine Run will be leaving from Bearden’s Funeral Home in Dawsonville to travel
the routes the moonshine runners raced through in years past, traveling to R.M. Rose Distillers in
Dillard, GA. Expect to be back in the City of Dawsonville by mid-afternoon just in time to
attend the Moonshine Festival activities. On Saturday, Oct. 24 at 9 am, a parade of vintage
race cars and moonshine era cars will present 2020 Grand Marshal David Ragan followed by
Opening Ceremonies and this year’s Moonshine Hall of Fame inductees will be announced.
Live music, arts and craft vendors, food, children’s activities, and exhibits continue through
Sunday evening, Oct. 25 at 5 pm. You can purchase Mountain Moonshine Festival souvenirs,
taste real moonshine at the Dawsonville Distillery and tour the GA Racing Hall of Fame.
This festival is a reunion of sort for many well-known race car drivers and owners, so you
never know who you may see milling around! The event is free; parking is $10 per car.
Shuttles will be running. Bring your entire family, your cameras, and be prepared to stay
all-day or weekend to see what Dawsonville and the North Georgia mountains have to offer.
The Mountain Moonshine Festival adheres to Covid-19 guidelines, including social distancing, wearing face coverings, and hand sanitizing.
For more information, 706-216-5273 or www.kareforkids.org. All proceeds go directly to helping children in need in Dawson County.
We Thank You & Are Most Grateful for Your Support!!