Grayson gears up for Big Time, Small Town Grayson Day

The Grayson City Council on Monday night discussed its 38th annual Big Time, Small Town Grayson Day 2017 scheduled for Saturday, April 29. (Photo: Randy Louis Cox)

GRAYSON — The city of Grayson is gearing up for the 38th annual Big Time, Small Town Grayson Day on Saturday, April 29, in the city’s community park.

“We have scheduled a great day of family fun,” Mayor Allison Wilkerson said at Monday night’s city council meeting, adding that all of the festival booths have been sold out.

The parade will begin at 10 a.m., and the festival itself will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition, there will be a Road Race at 7:30 a.m., including a 5K and a 1-mile Fun Run to benefit the Grayson High School Cross Country Team. It will take place rain or shine.

Free activities include pony rides, a petting farm, a trackless train, space ball, inflatable bounce houses and an obstacle course. For more information, visit the city’s website at www.cityofgrayson.org.

In other business, the council approved proposals from Georgia Power Company for site lighting in the new parking lot behind City Hall, at the clock tower and at the passive park across from the tower.

It also was announced that Jon Langston, a 2009 graduate of Grayson High, will be the headliner for the Gimme Shelter Benefit Concert on Saturday, June 10.

“We couldn’t be prouder to welcome Jon back to share his music,” Wilkerson said. The concert benefits Partnership Against Domestic Violence and the Grayson Children’s Fund. It will run from 6 to 10 p.m., with music starting at 7 p.m. General admission is $20, and VIP tickets are $55. A few VIP tables for eight are available. This is a 21-and-over event.

Other events scheduled include Yoga in the Park beginning Tuesday, May 2, at 7 p.m. and the Annual State of the Cities address hosted by the Greater Eastside Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, May 17.

Wilkerson said the city recently was named the 26th Best Suburb to Live in Georgia by niche.com. Wilkerson also asked anyone who knows of areas that need sidewalk repairs or replacements to contact City Hall.