Tuesday August 4th, 2020 4:55AM

SATURDAY EDITION: Around Northeast Georgia

By Ken Stanford Contributing Editor

*The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's Vision 2030 plans a "public art update" Oct. 28 at 5:30 at Hunt Tower.  Details are on the Vision 2030 website.

*Christmas movie filmed in Helen, "Christmas Love Letter," to be shown on Lifetime at 6 p.m. December 21.

*A new Hall County fire engine will go into service next week following a special ceremony that pays homage to the history of fire services.  Hall County Fire Services personnel will put the new engine into service at noon Oct. 31 by pushing it into its bay at Hall County Fire Station #7 on East Crescent Drive.  The tradition harkens back to the days when hand-drawn and then horse-drawn fire apparatus was pushed back into the station following a fire, according to HCFS Chief Chris Armstrong.

*The Piedmont College a cappella group, Cantabile, will present a free concert featuring works associated with the letter “B” at 5 p.m., October 29 in the Conservatory of Music recital hall. Afterward, the college will host a community open house for the just-completed Conservatory of Music.

*McEver Road United Methodist Church is offering a free financial seminar November 20 at the church.  Childcare will be provided and participants should arrive by 6:30 pm. To pre-register, go to For more information, e-mail Ed Kern at

*Forsyth County residents are invited to learn more about the county’s Geographic Information Services on GIS Day. An informational open house will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, to highlight the county’s GIS resources that can be accessed through the county's website. The free event will be held in the Forsyth County Administration Building.

*Sautee-Nacoochee Community Association weekly update.

*Wahoo Baptist Church in Lumpkin County is celebrating its 200th birthday this weekend.  Pastor Mark Stroud says it is the oldest church in Lumpkin County.  

*North Georgia Community Foundation recently shared the power of philanthropy with delegates from Ukraine. The international visitors were here through a program with the Open World Leadership Center, an arm of  Congress, whose mission is to “raise the awareness of the importance of legislative functions in creating and sustaining democracy.”

*Extras are needed for a "movie shoot" in Rabun County.  Click here for details.


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