Small towns, county fairs, pep rallies and homecoming queens!

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Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers

Ferris WheelWe are having an exciting weekend in Newnan Georgia. The county fair is in town, and coincidentally, Friday night was homecoming at Newnan High School.

Both are still pretty big events here. On Thursday evening, the square in downtown Newnan was closed and set aside for a huge pep rally, with music and cheerleaders and hundreds of Cougar loyalists.

The scene could just as easily have taken place in 1958 as 2008, with the beautiful backdrop of historic downtown Newnan and the agenda of rituals the same as they have been for decades.

Meanwhile, just south of town, the County Fair opened at our wonderful fairground complex. Since Coweta County still has plenty of farms, ranches and agricultural areas, the county fair is another event that is very reminiscent of the past. There are 4-H competitions, livestock shows, blue ribbon contests of every kind and a deluxe midway.

It is akin to living on a movie set, with slice of life episodes being depicted before your eyes. Yet it is truly part of the fabric of life here, deeply ingrained and not likely to change any time soon.

It nice to live in a community that still adheres to the old traditions; it's a wonderful connection with the past! And it's something special to pass on to our children. It is Americana at its finest!

Photos: Ferris wheel at the county fair. Below: Pep rally in downtown Newnan.

Pep Rally

Richard Weisser, Broker, Associate Broker, Auctioneer, E-Pro, CE Instructor
Era United Realty, Newnan Georgia, Coweta Fayette Real Estate, Inc.
Serving Coweta, Fayette, Heard, Meriwether, South Fulton, Pike and Spalding Counties
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Rainmaker
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William Feela
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Richard...I can almost smell the atmosphear.  The sounds of the kids laughing and the bells and whistle's.  Then the carnies goading you into trying their never miss game!

September 20, 2008 07:55 AM #4
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Mike...

It really "takes you back." That's why it's so great!

Jer...

I know that you are an Eagles fan, but where did you live in PA exactly?

Gail...

The aromas are certainly part of the county fair experience. And the fact that it's temporary adds to the excitement!

Bill...

I had a "wallet cleaning" experience with the carnies once, a lesson learned for the rest of my life! THX

 

September 20, 2008 08:00 AM #5
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Mara Hawks
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WOW... This is happening in Newnan? I don't think that's too far from lil' ole Auburn... I seem to only work here, and only leave to drive to the ATL airport. I'll have to venture out. The fair looks really wonderful. thanks for the post.

September 20, 2008 08:24 AM #6
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Bo Hussung
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Richard, I think the current atmosphere has caused people to re-think what a community is and how they are an integral part of it. We are after all in this together.

Thanks

Bo

September 20, 2008 08:30 AM #7
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Nancy Larson
American Dream Referrals - Beach Haven West, NJ

Richard, looks like a good time for all. And you went on that ferris wheel, my luck it would break and i would die up there.....yikes

September 20, 2008 08:42 AM #8
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Kristin Moran
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Looks like fun!!  I wanna go! 

September 20, 2008 09:16 AM #9
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Melody Botting
Melody Botting Real Estate Network - The Colony, TX

It sounds like a blast!  So much to do and so little time.

September 20, 2008 09:33 AM #10
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Mara...

Not to far at all, but a time zone away! I love the Auburn area, we go there about once a year just to ride around!

Bo...

A true sense of community ... that's a great thing isn't it?

Nancy...

I got stuck upside down on a ride at Six Flags once, 20 minutes later a puff of wind saved me! lol

Kristin...

Come by and I'll buy you ticket! lol

Mel...

It does sound like fun, doesn't it?

September 20, 2008 09:52 AM #11
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Don Rogers
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Richard, I like the nostalgia and the tradition of the small town.  I hope that you have a fun time this weekend sir.

September 20, 2008 09:54 AM #12
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Melody Botting
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I get motion sickness on rides but I do it any way.  You only live once and die once. 

September 20, 2008 09:54 AM #13
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Don...

Thank you kindly, we have perfect weather and I will try to do just that!

Mel...

Well that's a devil may care attitude if I have ever heard one! ;)

September 20, 2008 10:00 AM #14
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Melody Botting
Melody Botting Real Estate Network - The Colony, TX

Yes, it gets me into A LOT of trouble.  I really enjoy embarrassing the my children. 

September 20, 2008 10:17 AM #15
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Mandi Perkins
Pioneer Title Agency - Pinetop Lakeside, AZ

Wow Richard.....I think you just made  me want to move! Sounds like a great place to be!!

September 20, 2008 11:37 AM #16
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long & Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
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Richard:  How cool that you live in a place that still enjoys these events.  I can't imagine a pep rally being held in a downtown area here.  Sounds fun.

September 20, 2008 12:16 PM #17
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Richard,

Good post. I can almost hear the rides and the music and the chatter that comes from hundreds of people having a good time.

Steve

September 20, 2008 12:38 PM #18
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Mel...

Well, does that mean they DON'T take after you?

Mandi...

It does add a lot to the quality of life! Thanks.

Chris Ann

Police barricades, fire engines, the whole "nine yards!" Pretty cool, eh?

Steve...

It's old time America and it's fun!

 

September 20, 2008 02:20 PM #19
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Lori Franks
Real Estate Consultant - Brookings, OR
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Richard- Your homecoming is early and your county fair is late....compared to my neck of the woods. I love festivities like these. Helps you feel connected to your neighbors. BTW the ferris wheel is my favorite carnival ride.....nice and tame.

September 20, 2008 02:24 PM #20
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Pat Whitehouse
RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va - Lynchburg, VA
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Richard-I hope when you went back to this fair to get a chance to really enjoy it that you indeed did just that. I love the small town events like these. I actually prefer them to the huge events. More personal in the smaller events. I just returned from a local art festival. Lots of talent. enjoyed it a lot. Take care and keep blogging.

September 20, 2008 03:54 PM #21
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April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
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Sounds like fun, and it makes you feel young again doesn't it??

September 20, 2008 05:18 PM #22
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JL Boney, III
Russell and Jeffcoat - Columbia, SC
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We always go to the fair and spend a day playing games and eating way too much crap. I can't wait for it to come again.

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