The Georgia Foothills chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold their annual fundraiser at the Helendorf Inn in Helen Georgia at 5:00 pm on Saturday, March 21st. There will be a band for entertainment and a barbecue dinner. Admission is $30 which includes the BBQ dinner. A silent auction will also be held for those wanting to bid on many items…. Most related to fishing. There will also be raffle tickets for sale for many other donated items. The drawing for annual “Dream Trip” sponsored by Georgia Trout Unlimited will also be done at this event. The funds raised go toward the many projects the Foothills chapter of TU has during the coming year. Some of these are a week long trout camp for youth under 16, support for Smithgall Woods-education for kids and adults and work on stream access, stream restoration and improvement projects, working with Veterans through the healing Waters Project at Oakwood, work at the Burton Fish Hatchery, teaching local middle schoolers about fly fishing, including fly tying and casting and supporting Casting for Recovery for women who have had breast cancer.
Join the city of Helen for its Annual TROUT Tournament and enjoy the excitement from one of our Riverfront rooms. The Chamber will put in 250-300 pounds of trophy size fish and DNR will be stocking the river for the enjoyment of all.
Fish the famous Chattahoochee River in Helen, GA for your chance to catch tagged fish worth up to $500, $1,000 or more in cash. Prizes will be available for tagged fish.
$20 entry fee and open to all age. Two raffle tickets for prizes are included in the entry and the first 200 to register will receive a tournament t-shirt.
Prize money subject to change.
706-878-1908 or http://www.helenchamber.com
Helendorf is your Host Hotel!
Make plans to attend and experience the 46th Annual Helen to the Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race sponsored by Head Balloons, Common Sense Conservation and the Helendorf River Inn, Suites and Conference Center. Enjoy the hospitality of the Helendorf, the Headquarters and Host Hotel for the Race. Last year's event was great and this year's will be bigger and better! Race competitors and local flyers will take to the sky at 7 am on May 30, 2019. If the weather conditions are too windy or storms are forecast, the take off will be postponed until conditions are acceptable.
While the competition to the Atlantic continues, other balloonists compete in local events beginning Thursday evening around 6 pm. Local flying events will take place also on Friday and Saturday. The balloons will fly around 7:00 am & 6:30 pm each day (weather permitting). Balloons will only fly for approx. 1 to 2 hours. You can join in the action too! There will be opportunities available to the public; assisting with the inflations, being a part of a chase crew, taking a tethered ride in a balloon or a champagne flight over the mountains. Be sure and bring your cameras for special moments.