Gainesville, GA, May 27, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- A city steeped in tradition, oozing with Southern Charm, and rich in both history and patriotism – Gainesville makes ready to pay homage to the sacrifices made by its veterans on Monday, May 30, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a Memorial Day Parade & Family Festival. The feeling of community will be in large supply as friends, neighbors, and visitors of this North Georgia municipality line historic Green Street up to the Courthouse Square for the time-honored tradition of a Memorial Day parade that begins at 10 a.m. The festivities will continue at Roosevelt Park as the crowds gather for the promise of food and fun at the Family Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kid’s activities include train rides, crazy hair, face painting, inflatables, sand art, and more. Kids of all ages will delight in Arts & Crafts from gifted local artisans and live music from talented local musicians who include Ivan Duke, April Cummings, and True North, among others. As with any Southern summer festival, lemonade will be in large supply. Sponsors of this special event – the Vietnam Veterans Northeast GA Chapter 772 – will be grilling up hamburgers and hot dogs. Media sponsor North Georgia Kids Directory invites attendees to visit NorthGAKids.com and print out their Memorial Day Family Festival ad to receive Free hamburger and hot dog plates for the whole family. However, donations are graciously accepted and deeply appreciated by the VVA. Event Organizer Oakwood Occasions will be handing out 1500 additional food vouchers to guests along the parade route.
“We hope folks from all over the area will join us on Memorial Day. Attendees will want to arrive early in order to grab a great shady spot under an old oak tree on Green Street. This not-to-be-missed event will be so much more than a fun family-friendly gathering of the Hall County community,” insists Event Planner and Owner of Oakwood Occasions, Dannella Burnett. “It’s an opportunity to meet local veterans and thank them for their service. After all, that’s what Memorial Day is all about – honoring those who have made sacrifices for this country, and remembering those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.”