September 20, 2013

Whitfield GOP plans downtown festival

Submitted by the Whitfield County Republican Party

— On Saturday, Sept. 28, the Whitfield County Republican Party will host a “Freedom Rocks” festival and free concert in downtown Dalton.

The festival will take place on King Street and all are welcomed and encouraged to join this community event for all ages. The festivities will begin at 3 p.m. and close with a free outdoor concert with the Buckner Brothers Band.

There are up to 60 booth spaces available to community civic groups and organizations, as well as community businesses, who would like to showcase their services. Any group/organization or business that would like to reserve a free space is asked to send an email with contact information to with “EVENT” as the subject and a confirmation will be sent to you. Each organization will be responsible for providing tables/chairs or tent/canopy and will also be responsible for tear down and asked to assist in the clean-up efforts at the event’s close.

Event speakers include U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger; Melvin Everson, director of the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity; former state senator Barry Loudermilk of Cassville; and Michael McNeely, first vice chairman of the Georgia Republican Party.

For more information, or for anyone with inquiries, please contact WCRP Chairman Chuck Payne at (706) 271-8212 or by email to