We 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.
Richard Weisser, Broker, Associate Broker, Auctioneer, E-Pro, CE Instructor