Mayor announces date for annual Lilburn Daze Festival

LILBURN — Mayor Johnny Crist announced Monday night that the Lilburn Daze Festival, which celebrates its 40th year, will be held on Oct. 12 at City Park, rain or shine.

The family atmosphere at this one-day event features shopping opportunities, rides, games, tons of food and entertainment. This event, organized and hosted by the Lilburn Woman’s Club, will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There are arts and crafts, an authors’ corner, a bake sale, children’s activities, games, pony and train rides, Home Depot woodworking workshops, a community services tent and a health tent. Admission and parking are free.

City Park is located behind City Hall at 76 Main St., where handicapped parking is available. Continuous shuttle service to Lilburn Daze will be available at Lilburn First Baptist Church, 285 Main St., and at Market Place Shopping Center, 4805 Lawrenceville Highway.

For more information on this event, visit www.lilburndaze.org. For arts and crafts information, email Gail Zarnik at gailz18@aol.com or call 770-982-9828.

In other business, the mayor and council:

• Announced that registration for Christmas Parade entries is open, and applications may be submitted on the city’s website at www.cityoflilburn.com.

• Announced that there will be a Town Hall Meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at City Hall.

• Approved the 2014 Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant for work on Church Street, Allen and Angie Courts and the Killian Hill Road sidewalk.

• OK’d a preliminary engineering agreement between the city and CSX Railroad.

• Agreed to spend $17,712 to repair the city’s wood chipper, which is used as a service to any resident in Lilburn.