Gilmer Chamber Upcoming February 2018 Events on Karla’s Korner!

Community, Gilmer County Chamber

Brought to you by the Gilmer Chamber of Commerce, today in Karla’s Korner, BKP and Karla discuss upcoming events in February including: The Business Annual Meeting, Wine About Winter, Wine Tasting at Cartecay Vineyards, Dueling Pianos at River Street Tavern and the Basket Ball Tournament at Gilmer Parks and Recreation.

Karla’s Korner – Last week to get in that Christmas shopping for giving or gifting this year

Community, Gilmer County Chamber

Karla came in this morning in the full Christmas spirit. She had on her Santa hat, Santa shirt and even fun sunglasses. Her giving tip for this week was one that is super important. The Gilmer County Family Connections and DFCS is asking for your help to provide all the foster children with toys and goodies for Christmas. This is a great way to give back to the families and children in your community that may otherwise be without. She had a couple great local places to find those last minute gifts for your family and friends. Check out the calendar of events for all of the small town Christmas events going on this weekend. As always thank you to the Gilmer County Chamber for sponsoring this segment.

Karla’s Korner – Winter Wonderland and how to shop local for the men in your family

Gilmer County Chamber

For those of us in Georgia it is very rare that we get a December snow at all. It is even more rare for us to get such a good one like we had this past weekend. The North Georgia mountains were especially beautiful covered in all that snow. Karla has been giving us some great tips on how to give and gift locally this Christmas over the last couple weeks. Well she certainly didn’t disappoint today. This week’s giving ideas are:
1) Sign a child up for “Kids 1st Foundation” and the child will receive one free book per month up to a certain age.
2) Facing East Yoga is helping gather toys for local foster children. To donate a toy for a foster child contact them or the Gilmer Chamber.

Also, Karla has been giving us tips on how and where to shop local this Christmas. Well we all have that man in our family that is just so hard to buy for, right? Well she is here to help us all out.
1) Ace Hardware – They have a huge selection of things every man would love including clothes, Yeti cups, tools, and even recliners and other furniture.
2) Wheels and/or Tires for your mans ride. There are several great places to get a new set of these in town.
3) Guns and Ammo – North Ga Gun Range has a huge selection and will help you find just the right one for the man (or woman) in your life.


Karla goes on to give us some great local events that will be happening for New Years. To get all the details on these things and more visit the Gilmer County Chamber website today.
As always we would like to thank them for sponsoring this segment.

Karla’s Korner – Give the gift of a local Christmas this year

Community, Gilmer County Chamber

Karla started her show this morning saying GO DAWGS!!! I have to agree with her on that note. Then she told us that TODAY is the 75th anniversary of the repeal of prohibition. So this holiday season while you are getting festive you can buy your favorite spirits from these local places: The Hitching Post, Mountain Treasures, Cartecay Vineyards, Chateau Mitchre, and Appalachian Beverage. The next great local gift you can give your family and friends is gift certificates to local restaurants. There are so many great ones in our small town to choose from. Lastly if your family has been thinking about getting a new furry friend; visit you local animal shelter. Make a difference in an animal’s life this Christmas by giving them a forever home with your family. As always we would like to thank the Gilmer County Chamber for sponsoring this segment.

Karla’s Korner – Upcoming Holiday Events in Ellijay


Tuesdays are for Karla! There are always plenty of things to do this time of year in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains.

Thursday – 11/16: there will be a ribbon cutting for Lucy’s Fried Chicken and after there will be a Adult Rock Painting Party.
Friday – 11/17: ribbon cutting for Looch & Quigley LLC, a beautiful boutique in downtown Ellijay. They will have specials and deals during that event.

Are you looking for a great way to give back to your community? Right now there is a diaper drive happening in Gilmer county to benefit foster families. Abby’s Frozen Yogurt is helping to organize this diaper drive and is accepting all diaper donations at their location on South Main Street.


Also, due to Thanksgiving next week Karla will not be with us so she wanted to let us know what funHoliday events will be happening next week as well.

Friday – 11/24: Light Up Ellijay’s Whooville Celebration will begin with the tree lighting at 5:30 pm and a Christmas parade at 6:00 pm. Following these events Abby’s Frozen Yogurt will be hosting a dance party. There is also talk of there being a live nativity at First Baptist Church sometime that weekend.

Thank you to Gilmer County Chamber for sponsoring this segment and remember this year, try to shop local for all your Christmas present needs.

Karla’s Korner – Halloween Spooktacular

Community, Gilmer County Chamber

Its Halloween ya’ll! As you can see we all got in the Halloween Spirit today for the show. We even had Trump visit the show. Come out to the downtown area tonight and get all the candy you can carry from the local businesses. There will be Trunk or Treat events as well. Thank you to the Gilmer Chamber for sponsoring this segment.

Karla’s Korner – Whose Show is it Anyway?

Community, Gilmer County Chamber

Good Grief! Karla attempts to put ‘the angry white man’ in his place as she takes over GMFTO for Karla’s Korner. She talks Apple Festival and attempts to reign in BKP before he ruins too much of FYNTV’s newest production.


Karla’s Korner – Summer Time = Fun Time!


As always Karla and I pick on BKP on Tuesday mornings. There is SO much going on this week and weekend in Gilmer County. Karla and her team are officially picking the name Mr. Bigfoot today! There will be live music all over the county this weekend from restaurants to vineyards and even pick’n on the porch. Gilmer Arts and Plein Art will be doing their “Art in the Mountains” around the county this weekend. If you love local art then you definitely want to check this event out. Also, the Annual Charles Sumner Racking Horse Show will be going on at the Saddle Club arena on Saturday. All of this and even more going on in the great Gilmer County this weekend. To get times, locations, and more info on all these fun events check out the Gilmer Chamber’s event calendar. Thank you to the Gilmer County Chamber for sponsoring this segment. - Dedicated to serve the needs of the community. Provide a source of real news-Dependable Information-Central to the growth and success of our Communities. Strive to encourage, uplift, warn, entertain, & enlighten our readers/viewers- Honest-Reliable-Informative.

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