On Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. the annual Taste of Clayton event returns, continuing its 18-year tradition.
Think you make the best sweet tea? Prove it by joining the Sweet Tea Challenge featuring entries from restaurants and individuals. Pre-register by Wednesday at 678.610.4242.
There will also be a Chick Fil A sponsored Sweet Tea Drinking Contest, which up to 25 people may enter up until the day of the event by dropping off a gallon of sweet tea. The objective is to see who can drink a gallon of sweet tea the fastest.
“We’re excited to help bring the Taste of Clayton to downtown Jonesboro on Main Street to showcase the new Streetscape Project, and to help make a signature event for Clayton County,” says Patrick Duncan, President and CEO of the Clayton County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Some food vendors include: Blue Sky Restaurant, Chili’s, Blue Bell Creameries, Hooters, Louisiana Catfish, the Georgia Shrimp Company, Sonny’s BBQ, and Upscale Pizza. There will also be a variety of entertainment from R&B to country to top 40, and much more fun!
Next, the Clayton County GrassRoots Leadership Institute (GRLI) is currently accepting applications for its 2011 training program where students can develop leadership skills while becoming more informed and involved in Clayton County affairs.
“GrassRoots dual purpose is to develop those who have not had any exposure to leadership, and to help further develop someone who already possesses basic leadership skills and knowledge,” says GRLI Chair Cheryl White.
Classes to be taught by local government and economic development community leaders include: understanding leadership, effective communication, conducting successful meetings, building partnerships and collaborations, conflict resolution, group decision making/problem solving, understanding poverty issues, and understanding diversity. Click here for application submission information.
Finally, Victor Hill has announced he will run for Sherriff in 2012. Your thoughts?