Gretchen reports it was congenial but poorly attended, presumably because there are no local political races undecided that affect Hahira: both County Commission Districts 2 and 5 are already done, and there’s no county Chairman or Sheriff race, and no Hahira city races this year. The only Hahira City Council member there was Terry Benjamin, although Police Chief Terry Davis and City Manager Jonathan Sumner were there, plus Wayne Bullard, who according to Hahira’s website is still Mayor.
Once again time for the Hahira Honeybee Festival, 29 September through 4 October 2014. Starting this morning with the “Kick-Off Breakfast 7-9 a.m. Community Center- Randall St. Everyone Welcome”
This festival is not run by the City of Hahira, rather by Hahira Honeybee Festival, Inc., registered agent Melba Locher of Shiloh Road, Helen Petitjean Secretary, Melba Locher CFO, Carol Jacobs CEO, according to the Georgia Secretary of State.
According to the Festival’s history page:
The Hahira Honeybee Festival was st arted in 1981 by Mamie Sorrell and Adeline Landrum. These two ladies loved Hahira and had a vision “to liven up city” with a weekend of Arts & crafts , Entertainment, and a parade. The weekend festival has grown into a week long extravaganza. The festival is now known as one of the best in the Southeast. The parade is touted as the best in South Georgia. It has been estimated that anywhere from 20,000 to Continue reading
Missed the candidates at VSU Tuesday? You can watch them on video (now with a third viewpoint). And you can come to Hahira tomorrow to see them in the 31st Annual Hahira Honey Bee Festival, Inc. Parade.
Here are some pictures and videos from last year. The food and festivities start early in the morning and continue all day, with the parade in the middle. They had about 35,000 people last year, more than a dozen times the usual population of Hahira.
You can tell by all the City Council candidates that there’s an election going on. See if you can spot the mayor. (I didn’t, until I was revewing the pictures.) My favorite is this one of Charles Henry Hobrat.
Hahira Honeybee Festival, Hahira, Lowndes County, Georgia, 8 October 2011.
Pictures and Videos by John S. Quarterman for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.
Saturday Oct. 9th – 8 am until 6pm Arts & Crafts and Food Concessions. All day we will have events like The 5k Run, Century Bike Ride, Dog Show, Cloggers and other entertainment. There will also be a Kid’s Zone with lots of inflatables, a train ride, live pony rides, mountain climb and carousel.
Parade start time is 12:00 Noon. This is one of the largest parades in South Georgia. We have one of the largest high school bands in Georgia from Lowndes High School, The Georgia Bridgmen, Floats Of All kinds, Local Queens, City Officials, Our Senior Citizen, State Officials, and Lots and lots of Shriners and much more.