Area residents will have the chance to break bread with Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue on Aug. 23. Actually bread won't be on the menu, but old-fashioned homemade ice cream will be.
Gov. Perdue will join U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, State Senator Jim Whitehead and State Rep. Sistie Hudson at the old Box Factory on Black Street in Thomson at 7 p.m. The elected officials will use the time to visit with constituents from McDuffie and the surrounding counties.
A press release stated that the governor hopes everyone will come by and "share ideas and concerns about the future" of Georgia.
"It's always a positive thing when you get the governor to come to your community and hear the concerns of the local folks," said McDuffie County Commission Chairman Charlie Newton who helped organize the gathering. "...We're having an old-fashioned ice cream social, and we're inviting everybody to come out and spend a little time with the governor."
In addition to ice cream, light hors d'ouvers will be served. There is no charge to attend the event, and it is open to the public. Chairman Newton asked anyone interested in helping host or anyone wanting to make ice cream for the event to call him at 706-595-2825.
"If anyone is interested in impressing the public with their skill at making homemade ice cream, we certainly want them to do it," Chairman Newton said.