SOCIAL CIRCLE — Whether the annual Social Circle Rotary Fair was going to happen or not was up in the air until Tuesday when officials with the city released a statement that the fair would indeed be happening.
Last month, a statement was released that due to a major health issue, the carnival ride vendor would be unable to make the event.
However, the vendor has now assured the Rotary Club of Social Circle that they are, “ready to transport and set up the best rides this town has ever seen.”
The fair will take place Sept. 7-10.
Since 1989, the Social Circle Rotary Club has donated more than $130,000 in scholarships.
City officials stated, “We regret the uncertainty recently cast upon the event, but are excited to be partnering with the Carr Exposition to present the 14th Annual Social Circle Fair on the Social Circle Middle and High School campus.”
There will be live entertainment and fair food like corn dogs, cotton candy, funnel cakes,popcorn and candy apples available throughout the event.
Each night will feature live music — from gospel and blues to Southern rock.
Proceeds are used to provide scholarships to graduating Social Circle High School senior and monthly Ferst Foundation books to children from birth to five-years-old in the city's school district.
The Ferst Foundation works to make a difference in the lives of children within local communities by preparing preschool children for reading and learning.
The foundation was founded in 1999 to address the growing problem of children from low-income communities entering kindergarten without any basic early literacy skills and school readiness — a preventative problem.
The fair brings between 4,000 and 6,000 people from Social Circle and the surrounding communities each year.
“What a fun way to support your community and enjoy friends and fellowship,” Velinda Hardy, main street director, said. “Social Circle has a reputation for putting our children first.”
Tickets will go on sale in two weeks at the cost of $20 for a wristband by paying just $15 in advance of the fair at Social Circle Ace Hardware, Bank of Social Circle or Pinnacle Bank.
“Rotary Club of Social Circle is committed to making our small town the best it can be,” those with the club said. “That is why we sponsor events such as the fair as fundraisers for scholarships that benefit only our children here in Social Circle.”