In honor of Armed Forces Day on Saturday May 19, 2012 a group of Wounded Warriors played golf at Harbor Club. The men’s golf group and the ladies’ golf group combined with the Wounded Warriors in a golf scramble at Harbor Club Golf Course. The goal was to entertain the representatives of our armed services in a game of golf, and to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. The purpose of the Wounded Warrior Project is
To raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members.
To help injured service members aid and assist each other.
To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.
Twelve area service men and women joined members of Harbor Club Golf Association to play a scramble format, each foursome included a mix of members and Wounded Warriors. Entry fees and money raised in an auction held during the following luncheon, was donated to the Wounded Warriors Project which helps to reorient these American heroes back into civilian life. The event was an exciting experience for all of Harbor Club.
The sights of the day were a riot of color, as Harbor Club members decked out their Clubhouse, golf carts, homes, and apparel to show the Wounded Warriors how much we appreciate their sacrifices for all Americans! After golf, there was a luncheon and social time to get to know these new friends better.
The total money raised for the Wounded Warriors exceeded $10,000. The day ended as Harbor Club members happily looked forward to making next year’s Wounded Warrior Tournament even more successful.
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As the Lake Oconee Area contains historic small towns, Greensboro, Eatonton, and Madison, as well as newer lake communities, a recurring pastime that many people enjoy is attending the various Lake Oconee Home Tours. Large historic homes with Civil War history, as well as smaller unique bungalows are featured on the tours.
The last tour I attended was in the Greene County town of Union Point in April, 2012. This small historic town (less than 2000 residents) was aptly named for its location at the intersection of two different railroads in the 1800’s. There are many wonderful tales told by local Southern raconteurs of riding the train back in the day. Last month the residents of Union Point sponsored a home tour to bring attention to their town, and to raise money for a local theater restoration.
I was initially drawn to the tour to serve as docent in my friend’s home, historic Printup Plantation. Although I had visited there many times, I learned new things about the former mid 1800’s plantation which is lovingly restored, and is presently home to peacocks, goats, chickens, and horses. It was a beautiful spring day, so I took many pictures that captured the charm of the homes of Union Point, and I wanted to share the beauty of our Lake Oconee Homes in this blog.
Printup Plantation exemplifies the architecture, charm, and beautiful grounds of the old homes of the South.
Some of the other homes on the Union Point Tour that day:
Another Lake Oconee Home Tour that occurs every year in the spring is the Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes and Gardens this year to be held on May 4-5, 2012. Information about this tour can be found at the Madison-Morgan County Cultural Arts Center. Eatonton and Greensboro also have tours which will be featured in this blog as they occur.
Homes for sale in these Lake Oconee Area small towns will be found under the class “Residential Homes” . Our first home in the Lake Oconee Area was a historic home in Greensboro, and I can attest to the relaxed lifestyle that is available in a small town. The small town is a wonderful place to raise a family, or choose to retire. Homes in this classification are generally lower in price, and higher in tradition.
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The Lake Oconee Area is fortunate to have some wonderful places to eat. Some are the traditional “meat and three”, and some are offering “fine dining”. The public is invited to sample local offerings at two upcoming events sponsored by the Chambers of Commerce of both Greensboro and Eatonton. The profits will be donated to local charities, so many people will profit from these events.
September 12: The annual Tasteful Event in downtown Greensboro, sponsored by the Greene County Chamber of Commerce will be held on Monday, September 12, 2011. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the entrance.
Listen to live music from John Dunn and the Jazzmen Band as you wander around and sample local fare. Featured restaurants are:
Balcony Bar & Grill At Spotlight Theatre
The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation
Lakehouse Seafood & Steak Company
Oconee Sweet Sensations
Richland Creek Restaurant
The Oconee Cellar
The Yesterday Cafe
Troutdale at Harbor Club
The Washington Grass Inn
In a few weeks, the Eatonton-Putnam Chamber will follow with the Taste of Eatonton on October 3 at the Plaza Arts Center. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 the day of the event. Over 25 local restaurants will display their wares. For more information, contact the chamber.
Go sample the many great dishes available at Lake Oconee Restaurants!