Attention Bicycle Enthusiasts: Saturday, September 27, 2008, will be a day of celebration for the joining of two outstanding rail-trails, Georgia’s Silver Comet Trail and Alabama’s Chief Ladiga Trail, now spanning almost 100 miles in total length. The public is invited to the celebration at the state line Gateway Park. Families are invited out to visit the trail and participate in the event-packed day, including bicycle rides, food and live entertainment. Combined, the two rail-trails will span 95.5 miles, making it the longest paved rail-trail connection in the country. For more information, check out the www.railstotrails.org website.
Right in the heart of Atlanta, you can experience the Grant Park Tour of Homes. Atlanta’s largest historic neighborhood presents 14 beautiful homes of a variety of styles from Folk Victorian to ornate Queen Anne. Tours will be conducted Saturday, September 27, 2008 from 10AM-6PM and Sunday, September 28 from 12 noon-6PM. For more information, check out the Grant Park Neighborhood Association's website at www.grantpark.org.
For the third year in a row, the city of Hiram is participating in Olde Towne Hiram Day on Saturday, September 27, 2008 from 10AM - 6PM. The event takes place in downtown Hiram where the businesses and visiting vendors will be set up to provide fun for all ages. The day starts with a 5K Run/Walk that begins at the Silver Comet Trail Hiram Trailhead. Then stay for the many craft booths and an abundance of food along with concerts, activities for children, and a car show displaying rare and classic cars and trucks. Parking and admission are free. For more information, call 770-943-3726.
The second annual Lyerly Down Home Days will be held this Saturday, September 27 at Angus McLeod Park. Just northwest of Rome, the organizers tell us that there will be entertainment, food and fun for everyone young and old. For more information, call Lyerly's City Hall at 706-895-2611.
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