Local area events for this year

OCTOBER 2019

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Fall Harvest Celebration – DeSoto
6 PM- 8 PM
The event takes place at Old Southeast School on Allen Street in DeSoto.

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Movie Night On The Farm – Andersonville
7 PM
Come out to the Pioneer Farm in the Civil War Village of Andersonville following trick or treating for the viewing of the Halloween classic “Hocus Pocus.” The movie will be shown free of charge at Pioneer Farm. For more information, call Audra at 229-850-9245.

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Trunk-Or-Treat – downtown Plains
6 PM

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Happy Halloween!

NOVEMBER 2019


1
First Friday Americus
5 PM- 8 PM
The theme this month is “Downtown Tailgate.” Come and show your support for your favorite sports team! For information, call Americus Main Street at 229-924-4411, Ext. 235.

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Avenue of Flags – Andersonville
The stirring display of more than 200 flags at Andersonville National Cemetery appears five times a year. For more information, call 229-924-0343.

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Jimmy Carter Sunday school class – Plains
10 AM
President Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains. Visitors must arrive early. For more information, call 229-824-2896.

8
Veterans Day Program and Parade – Americus
10 AM, 11 AM
The sixth annual Veterans Day program and parade will take place on Friday before Veterans Day in front of the Sumter County Courthouse on Lamar Street at 10 a.m. The parade will follow at 11 a.m. downtown. The public is invited to attend. A special luncheon for invitees follows the parade. For information, contact event chairman Frank Mitchell at 229-938-4310 or efmamericanlegion558@gmail.com.

8
Night Museum – Andersonville
6 PM-9 PM
This event is hosted by the Andersonville National Historic Site and is growing in popularity each time. Experience the National Prisoner of War Museum and the historic prison site after dark in this program. For more information, call Charles Barr at 229-924-0343.

9
Fall Car Show – Plains
Visit President Carter’s hometown for this annual event that draws a large crowd, and lots of fantastic automobiles. The event runs all day. For more information, call Plains Better Hometown at 229-824-5373 or 229-938-3835.

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Veterans Day

16
Oak Grove Cemetery Tour – Americus
1:30 PM
Tickets are $5 for adults and $1 for children. Tickets must be purchased at the Americus Visitor Center, 101 W. Lamar St., in advance.
Tour takers then meet on site by the flag pole at the cemetery on Rees Street at 1:30 p.m. Call 229-928-6059 for more information.

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Arts in Archery – Archery community
Visit President Carter’s Boyhood Farm  in the Archery community just outside Plains to enjoy a broad array of artists and artists’ work and demonstrations. For more information, call Plains Better Hometown at
229-824-5373 or 229-938-3835.

21
Christmas Open House – Americus
5 PM-8 PM
Come out and see what downtown vendors offer as the 2019 holiday season kicks off at this Thursday preview. Stores are open late. For more information, call 229-924-4411, Ext. 235.

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“Lightwire Theatre/A Very Electric Christmas” – Rylander Theatre, Americus
7 PM
Combining the arts of puppetry, theater and electroluminescent technology, this captivating tale of family, friendship and hope is truly a one-of-a-kind holiday experience. Call the Rylander at 229-931-0001 for tickets.

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Thanksgiving Day

29-30
Small Business Weekend – Americus
The weekend after Thanksgiving always offers specials for shoppers. Come check downtown out! For more information, call 229-924-4411, Ext. 235.

30
Christmas Lighting – Plains
6 PM
The annual Christmas lighting of the downtown Christmas lights brings large crowds in for this annual tradition in President Carter’s hometown. For more information, call Plains Better Hometown at 229-824-5373 or 229-928-4825.

DECEMBER 2019


5
Americus Christmas Parade
7 PM
More than 70 entries, including local high school bands, fill the streets of downtown Americus for this annual holiday treat.
For more information, call 229-924-4411, Ext. 235.

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First Friday Americus
5 PM-8 PM
The theme this month is “Home for the Holidays.” For more information, call 229-924-4411, Ext. 235.

7
Winter Wonderland
9 AM-1 PM
Furlow Charter School is hosting its fourth annual Winter Wonderland beginning at 9 a.m. The Saturday event is open to the public. The community is invited to visit the school and support local vendors by purchasing goods. Vendors are being sought at the present time. For information, contact assistant principal Jason F. Williams at 229-337-2168.

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Jimmy Carter Sunday school class – Plains
10 AM
President Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains. Visitors must arrive early. For more information, call 229-824-2896.

14
Christmas in Downtown – Leslie
11 AM-6 PM
The holiday event includes a market and a parade. The parade will take place at 7 p.m.

14
Wreaths Across America – Andersonville
Take part in the wreath laying ceremony on the second Saturday of December and help honor fallen veterans at Andersonville National Cemetery. The goal is 15,000 wreaths. For information on how to sponsor a wreath, visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/GA0213 or call 229-924-0343.

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Eastview Cemetery Tour – Americus
1:30 PM
Tickets are $5 for adults and $1 for children. Tickets must be purchased at the Americus Visitor Center, 101 W. Lamar St., in advance.
Tour takers then meet on site at Ashby Street at 1:30 p.m. Call 229-928-6059 for more information.

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Merry Christmas!