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Upcoming City Meetings/City Hall Closings

Aug 27th, 2015 (Thu)
9:00 AM
  Public Hearing No. 2 - Millage Rate

Villa Rica Municipal Courtroom, 101 Main Street, Villa Rica, Georgia @9:00 AM

Aug 27th, 2015 (Thu)
3:00 PM
  Mayor & Council Work Sessions

At the Holt-Bishop Justice Center at 3:00 pm

Aug 27th, 2015 (Thu)
6:00 PM
  Public Hearing No. 3 - Millage Rate

Villa Rica Municipal Courtroom, 101 Main Street, Villa Rica, Georgia @6:00 PM

(This hearing is only to receive public comment)

Aug 27th, 2015 (Thu)
6:00 PM
  Special Called Mayor & Council Meeting - For the Purpose of Setting Millage Rate

Villa Rica Municipal Courtroom, 101 Main Street, Villa Rica, Georgia @6:00 PM

(Immediately to follow Public Hearing)

Sep 1st, 2015 (Tue)
6:00 PM
  City Council Meeting

Council Meetings begin at 6:00pm - Holt-Bishop Justice Center - 101 Main Street, Villa Rica, GA 30180

Sep 8th, 2015 (Tue)
  Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

Sep 28th, 2015 (Mon)
6:15 PM
  Downtown Development Authority Meeting

Will meet the 4th Monday of each month @ 6:15 PM in the Holt-Bishop Justice Center

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Sep 1st, 2015 (Tue)
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Farm Fresh Veggies & More!

The Mill Amphitheater
Villa Rica Farmers Market - 678-563-5191

The Villa Rica Farmers Market is a community market for farmers, hobby gardeners, artists and crafters. We are open Tuesdays through September from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. We are located at The Mill Amphitheater, 106 Temple Street in downtown Villa Rica. Be sure to check our Facebook page for special events. For more information, contact Carmon Williams.

Contact: Carmon Williams
678-563-5191 or 770-883-8752
carmon.williams@ymail.com
https://www.facebook.com/VillaRicaFarmersMarketAtTheMill

Sep 8th, 2015 (Tue)
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Farm Fresh Veggies & More!

The Mill Amphitheater
Villa Rica Farmers Market - 678-563-5191

The Villa Rica Farmers Market is a community market for farmers, hobby gardeners, artists and crafters. We are open Tuesdays through September from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. We are located at The Mill Amphitheater, 106 Temple Street in downtown Villa Rica. Be sure to check our Facebook page for special events. For more information, contact Carmon Williams.

Contact: Carmon Williams
678-563-5191 or 770-883-8752
carmon.williams@ymail.com
https://www.facebook.com/VillaRicaFarmersMarketAtTheMill

Sep 11th, 2015 (Fri)
7:00 PM
  9/11 Memorial Service

Friday, September 11 at 7:00pm
106 Temple St, Villa Rica, GA 30180

The City of Villa Rica will hold a memorial service on Friday, September 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm at The MILL amphitheater in historic downtown to honor those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The service will include the Villa Rica High School Band and U.S. Army JROTC. The Golden City Lions Club on the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks will present banners to be permanently displayed in the train park in historic downtown Villa Rica. The banners are in memory of two local soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the post 9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Sgt. Michael C. Hardegree: Died September 10, 2007 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 21-year-old Villa Rican was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Sept. 10, 2007 in Baghdad of injuries sustained in a non-combat-related vehicle rollover. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Yance T. Gray, Staff Sgt. Gregory Rivera-Santiago, Sgt. Omar L. Mora, Sgt. Nicholas J. Patterson, Spc. Ari D. Brown-Weeks and Spc. Steven R. Elrod. Mike was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Bobby Miller. While riding in a military vehicle in west Baghdad, his outfit had completed a mission and was en route back to its operating base when it came under small arms fire near a bridge. The vehicle rolled over the side of a bridge and fell about forty feet. Three soldiers were killed immediately. Michael was attended to by his friend Sgt. Wesle Smith. He gave instructions to Smith for him to take care of the more seriously wounded. When rescue workers returned to Mike, they found that his wounds were more critical than they first appeared. He was taken by stretcher to a helicopter and died shortly thereafter.

Marine Lance Cpl. Samuel W. Large, Jr.: Died February 17, 2006 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. The 21-year-old Villa Rican was assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, Marine Air Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, New River, N.C.; deployed to Djibouti as part of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa; killed Feb. 17, 2006 when two CH-53 helicopters crashed into the Gulf of Aden in the vicinity of Ras Siyyan, northern Djibouti, while flying a training mission in the Godoria Range area. Also killed were Marine 1st Lt. Brandon R. Dronet, Sgt. James F. Fordyce, Sgt. Donnie Leo F. Levens, Cpl. Matthieu Marcellus, Sgt. Jonathan E. McColley, Lance Cpl. Nicholas J. Sovie and Capt. Bryan D. Willard; and Air Force Senior Airman Alecia S. Good and Staff Sgt. Luis M. Melendez Sanchez.

Sep 12th, 2015 (Sat)
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  Gold Rush Festival & Night Concert

Villa Rica Gold Rush Festival & Concert - Celebrating the City of Gold, home to the first Gold Rush in Georgia, The Villa Rica Gold Rush Festival features a 5K run, parade, arts and crafts vendors, family-fun entertainment, and an evening concert. The annual Gold Rush Festival takes place at The Mill Amphitheater on the Saturday following Labor Day in September.

From those early days in 1826, when the first settlers came to this area, until the present, Villa Rica has enjoyed the benefits of a small town close to the big city. As we grow and change, Gold Rush 2015 reflects the good things that are unique about our city.

Being conscious of the rich heritage of our history, we symbolize Southern traditions. From the hometown entertainment of a community parade to handcrafted clothing, crafts and works of art- “Pride in accomplishment and artisanship is the standard.” Great food prepared on the spot by “family secret” recipes with only the freshest ingredients, great music and plenty of opportunity for people to gather and share a day of fun – that’s what we’re about here in Villa Rica.

Come join us!

Saturday, September 12, 2015
Historic Downtown Villa Rica

8:30 am - 5K Road Race
2015 Gold Rush Entry Form

10:00 am - Parade
2015 Gold Rush Parade Application

9:00 am to 4:00 pm - Vendors Open
2015 Gold Rush Vendor Application

12:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Entertainment
Michelle’s Academy of Dance (12:30 pm to 1:00 pm)
Miss Gold Rush Pageant (1:00 pm to 3:00 pm)

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Free Concert at THE MILL Amphitheater
2015 Gold Rush Vendor Application

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