Georgia Magazine - August 2013 - (Page 8)

COMPILED BY JENNIFER J. HEWETT GEORGIA EGG COMMISSION • “Egg” winners. The Georgia Egg Commission officials recently announced the winners of their 30th annual Egg Recipe Contest. Ten finalists cooked their original recipes that could be prepared in less than an hour and contained four whole eggs. The $2,000 winning recipe was Eggcellent Sausage and Cheese Roll by Deborah Abercrombie, of Flowery Branch. Second place went to Jamie Jones, of Madison, who won $850 for her Timeless Strawberry Shortcake Bread Pudding. Debra Brooks, of Byron, took third place and won $650 for her Greek Style Breakfast Egg Rolls. For copies of the 10 finalists’ recipes, including the winners, visit Georgia Egg Commission Executive Director Jewell Hutto, left, and Vice President of Media and nutritionist Holly Hidell, far right, congratulate first-place winner Deborah Abercrombie, second-place winner Jamie Jones and third-place winner Debra Brooks at the 2013 Egg Recipe Contest in Perry. News of note: The Georgia Egg Commission closed its doors this past June. The state’s egg producers voted to discontinue the Georgia Egg Commission and its program of promotion, education and research after 52 years of service. • Hotels honored. Two Georgia hotels—Barnsley Gardens Resort in Adairsville and The Inn at Serenbe in Chattahoochee Hills—were recently named as one of the 15 charter members of the new Southern Living Hotel Collection. Known for impeccable service, outstanding cuisine and the finest amenities, the hotels offer “the best in authentic Southern hospitality.” Visit www.southernlivinghotelcollection. com for more info. 8 Centennial celebration in Helen They say a lady never reveals her age, but the historic city of Helen in Northeast Georgia is the exception— this year marks the 100th anniversary of this iconic tourist destination, and the city is going all out to celebrate. Formerly a logging town, in 1969 Helen reinvented itself as a replica of a Bavarian mountain village, complete with cobblestone alleys and The little town of Helen has reinvented itself several Old World towers. Home of times in its 100 years to meet the challenges of changthe South’s longest-running ing times. This promotional photograph was used to Oktoberfest, this year Helen entice visitors to Alpine Helen in the early 1980s. will add a number of centennial celebration events to its calendar. Cooley, The Fiddleheads and DestiThe celebration kicks off Aug. 13, tute Way. with the 100th birthday party. Hosted Cap off the festivities and honor by the Helen Arts & Heritage Center, Helen’s beginnings at the same time the party will be held at the Helen- with a lumberjack competition Sept. dorf River Inn. Festivities start at 5:30 7, featuring the All American Lump.m. with birthday cake, prizes and berjack Show. The event starts at 5:30 fun for all. p.m. at Riverside Park, and admission Next up is the Floating River Pa- is free. rade Aug. 17. Join the fun by launchFor more information on these ing your own craft, or just sit back and other events celebrating Helen’s and watch the party go by! Tap your centennial, visit, foot to live music at the Centennial or call the Helen Welcome Center at Music Fest Aug. 24 at the Helen Fes- (800) 858-8027. thalle, with performances by Clay —Laurel George Sales tax holiday set for this month As August rolls around, students are getting ready to head back to school, and parents can soon look forward to a little financial relief. Georgia will have its back-toschool sales tax holiday Aug. 9-10, giving shoppers a tax break on numerous “exempt” items. They include: • Clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100 or less • A single purchase of personal computers and personal computer-related accessories with a sales price of $1,000 or less • School supplies for the classroom costing $20 or less per item The exemption will not apply to More online at purchases of clothing accessories, such as jewelry, handbags, umbrellas, eyewear, watches and watchbands as well as cellular devices, furniture, computer-related accessories designed for recreational use, items used in a trade or business, items for resale, rentals or to sales that occur in theme parks, entertainment complexes, public lodging establishments, restaurants and airports. Georgia’s next sales tax holiday for the year will be held Oct. 4-6, for energy- and water-efficient products. For info, visit —Bhavna Dilipkumar GEORGIA MAGAZINE HELEN ARTS AND HERITAGE CENTER Georgia glimpses

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - August 2013

Georgia Magazine - August 2013
Georgia News
Picture This?
Liberty Notes
Calendar of Events
Sweet Success
Tracking the Bottlenose Dolphins
Saving Wilma; Dolphin Facts
Around Georgia
While Visiting Lake Oconee
My Georgia
Georgia Cooks
Second Helping: We All Scream for More Ice Cream!
More Snapshot Photos
Plant of the Month
August’s Online Trivia Contest
Georgia Grown Spotlight

Georgia Magazine - August 2013