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October 3, 2012

First Friday features Downtown Fall Frenzy


October’s First Friday event this week will celebrate fall. 

Milledgeville Main Street will present its Downtown Fall Frenzy for First Friday to welcome in the new season with entertainment and family fun. 

Festivities will run from 6 to 9 p.m. 

First Friday brings Halloween to kids early this month with Trucks and Treats from 6 to 8 p.m. Members of the 48th Brigade will be in the Milledgeville Post Office parking lot with several types of trucks and heavy equipment. The main attraction will be a Humvee for kids to check out and explore. As for the treats, the Baldwin County High School ROTC will have a candy drop at 7 p.m. for children 18 months and up. The candy drop is sponsored by Kroger and Piggly Wiggly.  

Along with great entertainment, Downtown Fall Frenzy will also provide musical performances. TP and Sandra Holloman will be perform bluegrass music on N. Wayne Street by Cafe Metropolis. Carlos Toombs and the Reception Band will play old school hits outside of Capital City. Percussionist Ernest Rogers will perform at the corner of Wayne Street near Amici with a special light show and Z97 FM will be in the post office parking lot playing some of today's great hits.   

Art lovers can also check out orginial artwork from community artists. The Downtown Fall Frenzy will feature local arts and crafts at the Compassionate Crafts booth outside of Baldwin Lofts. All proceeds from sold paintings and artwork will be donated to Soles4Souls, an organization that provides shoes and clothing to Haitians in need. Oconee Regional Medical Center will host a pumpkin painting activity for kids and Milledgeville Rotary Club will sponsor the first Rotary "Chalk-the-Walk" Competition. The art competition will take place on Georgia College's front campus from 4 to 7 p.m. and judging will begin at 6:30 p.m. Individuals and groups are invited to create chalk designs at the Bobcat face on the front lawn of Georgia College. The fees are $10 for individuals and $25 for groups. Artists will be provided with colored chalk and a block approximately 55 inches by 55 inches for individuals or 64 inches by 90 inches for a group. Popular choice awards will be determined by pay-per-vote donations of 25 cents. 

For Chalk-the-Walk applications or more information on Downtown Fall Frenzy call Schulte at (478) 414-4014.


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