Dawson County, Ga. Celebrates New Welcome Center with October 8-10 Grand Opening

Regional Center on GA 400 has info for all North Georgia Mountain attractions
Dawsonville, Ga., in the fall
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Sept. 17, 2010 - PRLog -- Drop by Dawson County’s new Welcome Center during its Grand Opening Celebration, kicking off at noon on Fri., Oct. 8, with a ribbon cutting and lasting all weekend. The Dawson County Convention & Visitors Bureau will have free apple cider, a visit from a Cabbage Patch Kid®, displays from local attractions – including pumpkins and fall decorations from Uncle Shuck’s and Bradley’s Pumpkin Patch, souped-up race cars like those seen at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, and kayaks and horses from North Georgia Outfitters – and lots of information about local and regional attractions in the North Georgia Mountains. http://www.dawson.org

“More than 30,000 cars pass our new Welcome Center every single day,” says Marty Williams, vice president of the Dawson County Convention and Visitors Bureau and board member of the Northeast Georgia Mountain Travel Association. “We want people to stop in and see what makes this area so special – the NASCAR history and cars, kangaroos, waterfalls, pumpkin farms and outdoor adventure. We have information about all these Dawson County attractions and about all the attractions in the North Georgia Mountains.”

The welcome mat’s out
Visiting Dawson County’s new Welcome Center on GA 400, the “Hospitality Highway,” is like dropping by someone’s home – and indeed the gorgeous house with its open floor plan was formerly a model home and offices for a custom home builder. Visitors are welcomed with comfy sofas, a fireplace, local art decorating the walls and lots of racks stocked with the brochures, flyers, maps and festival and event information for the entire North Georgia Mountain region. The Center also has a homegrown/homemade in Dawsonville retail area with books by local artists and local products like Moonshine Jelly, among other items.

Discounted membership offer
Area businesses are invited to stop by the Welcome Center during Friday’s ribbon cutting, enjoy the refreshments and sign up for membership with the Chamber of Commerce. New businesses signing up during the month of October will receive a 10 percent discount off the membership fee. Existing Chamber members who renew their membership for 2011 during October will receive a 10 percent discount off their membership renewal fee.

Join the celebration
The Grand Opening for Dawson County’s new Welcome Center, located at 292 Highway 400 North, begins at noon on Fri., Oct. 8, and runs through the weekend. The Welcome Center will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Heading to the mountains this weekend? Stop by to sample a cup of apple cider, see vintage race cars, meet a Cabbage Patch Kid® and gets lots of information about what to see and do in Dawsonville and the North Georgia Mountains. Visit http://www.Dawson.org to see area attractions and for more information.

ABOUT DAWSON COUNTY │ Dawson County’s new Welcome Center at 292 Highway 400 North is home to the Dawsonville-Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Center has a regional focus, stocking information about attractions, accommodations, festivals and events for Dawson County as well as the communities of the North Georgia Mountains, including Cleveland, Helen, Dahlonega and Ellijay, among others. The Welcome Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and, beginning in October, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. Located just 50 miles north of Atlanta, Dawsonville sits in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains, edging Lake Lanier and accessing the Appalachian Trail at its trailhead at Springer Mountain. Hike, shop, fish, canoe and commune with the kangaroos where the mountains meet the lakes! Plenty of outdoor activities, the highest falls east of the Mississippi at Amicalola Falls and the largest kangaroo conservation habitat outside Australia – even outlet shopping – keep things hopping. Lodging choices include full-service mountain resorts and brand name chain hotels. Information: Dawson County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 1-877-302-9271, http://www.dawson.org.

Media Contact:

Marty Williams
Dawson County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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