The Hoschton Fall Festival will celebrate its 40th Anniversary the last weekend in September and organizers have selected The Way We Were as the theme for this year’s celebration.
An annual tradition, the festival began in 1973, but skipped one year while the town square was being repaved. The festival’s committee looked at both the years 1973 and 1974 to determine the theme for 2014. They picked the number one song and name of the Best Picture of 1974 — The Way We Were.
“The theme provides an opportunity to reflect on the first festival,” the festival’s organizer, Tracy Brandenburg, said. “The ladies who started the festival were members of the Hoschton Women’s Civic Club headed by president, Linda Holder. They are invited to serve as Grand Marshals of the Parade and ride on a float specifically designed for them.”
Parade entries should reflect on the 40th anniversary and The Way We Were. Winning floats will receive trophies and monetary awards. Since the festival actually began in 1973, the committee decided to also use the number one song from that year to encourage citizen participation.
The song was Tie a Yellow Ribbon Around the Old Oak Tree. Citizens and businesses of Hoschton are asked to help announce the 40th Anniversary for the Festival by tying ribbons of any color around trees, mail boxes, fence post, or any place in their yard. Supporting a special cause such as red for heart disease, yellow for armed forces, teal for anti-bullying, etc., are encouraged.
The committee hopes Hoschtonians will show support for the festival with lots of ribbons and bows starting Sept. 1. Local businesses will have bows for sale.
For more information on vendor registration, parade registration, sponsorship opportunities, and schedule of entertainment visit www.cityofhoschton.com.
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