Years ago Billie and Louis Van Dyke had a dream and they opened the Blue Willow Inn, and with a little help from the late Lewis Grizzard and the best home-style cooking you will find anywhere the restaurant became a success. The inn had more than 200,000 visitors last year alone. Many who also spent money in Social Circle and Newton County.
This past week they continued with that dream as the Van Dykes opened the new Blue Willow Village in Social Circle. Opening with the Blue Willow shops is the Joseph Hurt Creationist and Natural History Museum formerly located at Stone Mountain.
The Van Dyke's have planned their village for families. Currently open is an old-fashioned ice cream and soda shop.
The Van Dykes have plans for future growth; we have no doubt that they will have their dream come true.
Social Circle is a city with a bright future and the Van Dykes are its shining star.