The words to a popular country song declares, “If you’re gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band.”
Beginning on Friday night, May 31, Athens will not be in short supply of fiddlers when the 82nd Annual Athens Old Fiddlers Reunion comes to town.
Festivities for the annual event will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday night with an open jam session on the courthouse lawn. On Saturday morning, June 1st, the Fiddlers Contest will kick off at 9 a.m. and will run throughout the day with the Grand Champion Playoff beginning at around 5 p.m. At 8 p.m., there will be a Street Dance that will be held in front of the Bandstand on the Downtown Courthouse Square. With concession and novelty stands set up along the sidewalks and a carnival just off the Courthouse Square, there is something for everyone of all ages.
Athens High School Choir students will be heading to Austin this weekend for the State Solo and Ensemble contest. All of these student received a first division rating back in February which qualified them to attend the State contest.
The City of Athens Department of Tourism has teamed up with Phillips Productions of Dallas, Texas to produce the City’s first tourism video to attract visitors to the home of the original hamburger.
City of Athens press release
In today’s competitive tourism market, video is not an option but a must. With this in mind, the City of Athens Department of Tourism has teamed up with Phillips Productions of Dallas, Texas to produce the City’s first tourism video to attract visitors to the City of Athens.
The City of Athens Department of Tourism has been working closely with the staff at Phillips Productions to produce a high quality video that brings to life the experience and ideas of what visitors can see and do here. “Athens has so much to offer visitors and our goal was to produce a video that speaks directly to the visitor and that captures the natural beauty that is Athens,” said Sherri Skeeters, tourism coordinator Continue reading “City of Athens promotes tourism with new video”
Congratulations to Jody Jackson, the 2013 Joe B. Fulgham Agriculturist of the Year. The following is the text of the speech given when he was introduced:
Agriculturist of the Year Presentation
The 2013 Joe B. Fulgham Agriculturist of the Year is a graduate of Athens High School. His lifelong ambition has been to farm, raise cattle, and enjoy that way of life. He started with a few cattle and a poultry laying operation selling eggs. He now runs a commercial cow/calf operation raising quality Brangus replacement heifers for sale to other ranchers, a feed steer operation growing out approximately 150 steers a year, custom tractor work, baling hay and planting sprigs. That is what you call a full-time farmer.