Douglas County Georgia

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September Saturdays Celebration - It's all about community!

September Saturdays Festival
September Saturdays Festival 


Contact:
Wes Tallon
Director of Communications and Community Relations
Third Floor, Douglas County Courthouse
8700 Hospital Drive
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
Phone: 770.920.7593
Fax: 770.920.7445
wtallon@co.douglas.ga.us


Festival T-shirt Logo
Festival T-shirt Logo 
Overview:
September Saturdays is the largest annual festival and community event in Douglas County. Its sole purpose is to foster community by creating an event where any resident, regardless of situation, can come and enjoy fun, fellowship, camaraderie, and inclusion. A community only gets stronger when it communicates!

September Saturdays is unique in that it is held on two consecutive Saturdays in September, so that people have two chances to attend. There is no cost to attend - charging for any festival feature might preclude someone from coming, and this festival is for everyone. Festival expenses are paid by Douglas County and the generosity of community-minded businesses, so that the festival, parking and all features can have free admission.

September Saturdays is held inside and on the grounds of the Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville, Georgia 30134. Parking is available on the Courthouse grounds and on surrounding properties. A free van shuttle service is provided from adjacent parking areas.

September Saturdays 2017 will be our 15th year - and it will be bigger and better than ever!

Festival Features Each Saturday
11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Festival

  • Community Marketplace with over 100 vendors
  • Choral Concerts on the Courthouse Steps every 30 minutes beginning at 12 noon
  • Food Court
  • Children's Play Area with inflatable games and Animal Shelter pet adoptions
  • Family Amusement Rides
  • Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy Used Book Sale
  • Society for Creative anachronism (middle ages demonstrations, September 30)
  • Water and Sewer Authority Water Wagon
  • Computerized Child ID Program (inside the Courthouse Atrium, 1st floor)
  • Free and Confidential HIV Testing by Cobb & Douglas Public Health (cheek swab, no needles, no blood) with results in 20 minutes (inside the Courthouse Atrium, 3rd floor, September 30)
  • Vision Testing by the Douglas County Lions Club (Citizen's Hall, 2nd floor, September 30)
  • and a lot more!

September 23rd Family Day + School Expo + Jobs Info Fair will feature booths from schools of the Douglas County School System in which the schools will promote and explain their programs, and possibly raise funds for the school. The Jobs Info Fair will feature representatives from area industries and businesses that have jobs available!

September 30th Heroes Day + Touch-a-Truck Experience + Jobs Fair will feature equipment and vehicles from military, law enforcement, public safety, and community service agencies.

The proceeds from vendor space rentals in the Community Marketplace go to benefit Communities in Schools of Douglas County, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that provides after-school programs and mentoring for Douglas County School System students. The Mission of Communities in Schools is to help young people successfully learn, stay in school, and prepare for life. No tax dollars can be used for this program, so it is dependent on grants and donations to help at-risk students become a success. For more information, please call Mitzi Teal, CISDC Executive Director, at 770.651.2039.

Food Court for 2017

September Saturdays offers a non-competitive food court, and all spaces are sold out for 2017.

  • JAM Sisters Food Truck * Sydcam Italian Ice * Johnny's NY Style Pizza * Chick-fil-A * Shane's Rib Shack * Buckner Family Funnel Cakes & Boiled Peanuts * R&D Frozen Lemonade and Dippin' Dots * Carrabba's Italian Grille * Jose's Roasted Corn * Farmer's Table

Jobs Fair for 2017

Any Douglas County or regional industry/business that has jobs available is invited to be part of the Jobs Fair! Those already signed up include:

  • Gordon Food Service (23rd) * Caraustar (23rd, 30th) * Water & Sewer Authority (23rd) * Silver Line by Andersen Windows (23rd, 30th) * Social Security Administration (23rd) * Hilton Garden Inn (30th) * Douglas County School System Transportation (23rd, 30th) * Douglas County School System (23rd) * Atlanta Regional Commission Mobile Workforce Van (23rd, 30th) * Heritage Bag Company (23rd)
Call Wes Tallon at 770.920.7593 to register for the Jobs Fair!

Community Marketplace Vendor Registration for 2017 (non-food)

Now Open! Click on the link below for on-line registration or download the application form to the right of this narrative and mail it in!

Click here for on-line non-food vendor registration: $75 per booth per Saturday



September 23rd Community Marketplace Vendor Registration List (SOLD OUT! Thank You!)
September 30th Community Marketplace Vendor Registration List (SOLD OUT!)
Festival Stage Performances
Heroes Day, September 30

  • 12 noon: Presentation of Colors by US Navy Sea Cadets - National Anthem & Concert by Dorsett Shoals Elementary School Chorus
  • 12:30 p.m.: Alexander High School Army JROTC Exhibition Drill Team
  • 1:00 p.m.: Lithia Springs High School Chorus
  • 1:30 p.m.: Douglas County High School Fa-Side a cappella Chorus
  • 2:00 p.m.: Bright Star Elementary School Chorus
  • 2:30 p.m.: Mason Creek Elementary School Chorus
  • 3:00 p.m.: Arbor Station Elementary School Chorus
  • 3:30 p.m.: South Douglas Elementary School Chorus
  • 4:00 p.m.: Eastside Elementary School Chorus and Spirit Dancers
  • 4:30 p.m.: Mirror Lake Elementary School Chorus
  • 5:00 p.m.: Brighten Academy Pop Choir
  • 5:30 p.m.: Douglas County Sheriff's Department K9 Unit Demo


DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENTS
Directions to the Douglas County Courthouse - 26.1KB

Non-Food Vendor Registration Form (.pdf format - complete & mail in with check payable to Communities in Schools) - 43.1KB

IMPORTANT LINKS

*MARKETPLACE VENDOR REGISTRATION
Click here to register as a non-food vendor in the Community Marketplace!

*Presenting Sponsor:Georgia's Own Credit Union
Founded on the philosophy of people helping people, Georgia's Own Credit Union, a not-for-profit community credit union, offers a wide variety of financial products and services. Any Douglas County resident may become a member of Georgia's Own!
5895 Stewart Parkway, 404.874.1166

Silver Sponsor: GreyStone Power
A member-owned electric cooperative dedicated to providing our members with the best electric service at the lowest possible rates. Because we are locally owned and operated, customers receive responsive and focused service.

Gold Sponsor: SunTrust Bank
One of the strongest banks in the Nation but with down home service!
5641 Fairburn Road, Douglasville - 770.920.3333

Gold Sponsor: Coca-Cola
At Coca-Cola, we strive to refresh the world, inspire moments of optimism and happiness, create value, and make a difference!

Gold Sponsor: Thornton Chevrolet
Offering a wide selection of quality, competitively priced, new & used Chevrolet vehicles on the street named after us!
1971 Thornton Road, Lithia Springs - 678.303.4071

Gold Sponsor: T-Mobile
Providing wireless voice, messaging, and data services to personal and corporate customers, including T-Mobile HotSpot service in Starbucks, FedEx offices, Hyatt hotels and amore! T-Mobile boasts the fastest 4G LTE network in the US!

Silver Sponsor: Troy University
Named for 13 years in a row by The Princeton Review as one of the best colleges & universities in the southeastern United States, Troy University offers students a comprehensive, competitive education they can complete any time and anywhere via Troy On-line.

Gold Sponsor: West Georgia Technical College
We can help you be what you want to be! Financial Aid packages available!
4600 Timber Ridge Drive, Douglasville - 770.947.7200

Media Sponsor: Chapel Hill News and Views

Silver Sponsor: BioLife Plasma Services
an industry leader in the collection of high-quality plasma that is processed into life-saving therapies - located on Chapel Hill Road adjacent to LA Fitness.

Silver Sponsor: Jones-Wynn Funeral Homes
a family serving families since 1950
2189 Midway Road, Douglasville - 770.942.2311

Silver Sponsor: Kaiser Permanente

More than a health plan, KP offers excellent seamless care for your wellbeing with your choice of doctors and advanced technology to help you conveniently manage your health.

Silver Sponsor: Resurgens Orthopaedics
Leaders in sports medicine, joint replacement, neck/back/shoulder/elbow/hand/arthroscopic surgery, non-operative spine care and trauma care
6001 Professional Parkway, Suite 1040 - 770.949.7400

Train Sponsor - District Attorney Brian Fortner

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