Savor Vidalia, A Celebration of Wine, Food & Jazz featuring Joe Gransden and his Big Band on October 21st

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Tickets are now available for Savor Vidalia at the Vidalia Onion Museum and online through Facebook and at


The Vidalia Outdoor Concert Series 2017 will conclude with the 2nd Annual “Savor Vidalia”  A Celebration of Wine, Food & Jazz featuring the return of  Joe Gransden and his 16 Piece Big Band. Gransden and his band blew away the attendee’s during last year event.  Originally formed in 2009 Joe and the guys have continued to build momentum and are performing numerous shows around the country. They have quickly become one of the busiest groups on the jazz scene. The band’s new release entitled “It’s A Beautiful Thing” has sold incredibly well and is getting radio air play all over the world! The cd was recorded live at Cafe 290 in Atlanta Georgia where the band holds a steady gig twice every single month. “The Big Band truly has its own sound and really swings!” says Gransden. “I attribute that to the arrangements that were all written by jazz trombone great Wes Funderburk!  It’s such a pleasure to front a band of top musicians that can interpret Wes’s arrangements perfectly!  These guys are the best!”  Their legion of fans continues to grow as well. Opening the concert is the 3 Rivers Jazz Ensemble, of the larger, 3 Rivers Symphony Winds group based in Glennville and comprised of talented musicians from the region.

“Savor Vidalia” is October 21st at the Stage at City Park and will also feature wine vendors from all over the state and regional food vendors. Tickets are $15 and include the wine tasting, food samples, and an event wine glass. Additional wine, beer and food will be available for purchase. Tables for 8 are $160 and include 8 tickets.  Table purchasers are encouraged to decorate their table for the event. Tickets are available at the Vidalia Onion Museum, Downtown Vidalia Association Main Street Office at City Hall and online at


Learn more about this event at the Visitors and Convention Bureau’s webpage at  and on Facebook at Visit Vidalia GA or call 912-538-8687.

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ServSafe Certification on Saturday, September 30th from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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ServSafe Certification


 September 30, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 Call 912-538-3197 to register


Local, personal instruction for your convenience and savings


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The ServSafe® program provides food safety training, exams and educational materials to food service managers. Students can earn the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Conference for Food Protection (CFP).

The program blends the latest FDA Food Code, food safety research and years of food sanitation training experience. Managers learn to implement essential food safety practices and create a culture of food safety. All content and materials are based on actual job tasks identified by food service industry experts.

Trust the only food safety program with roots in the food service industry to help you protect customer health, improve employee performance and preserve business reputation.

(ANSI-CFP Nationally Accredited Certification)

100 A Brinson Rd

Vidalia, GA 30474

Phone:  912-538-3258

Fax:  912-538-3259


Web site address:

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Lyons Clean Up Day is on Saturday, October 7th

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We’re cleaning up Lyons and could use your help!

Saturday, October 7th from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Meet at the Birthday House at Partin Park at 9:00 a.m. to receive gloves, bags, maps and instructions.

Clean up will be from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., followed by lunch provided by the Lyons First Baptist Men’s Club.

For more information contact Dr. Foster at

912-246-8040 or

This is a great opportunity to complete some community service hours, for church groups, clubs and well…everybody!

Sponsorship Opportunity for the Toombs-Montgomery Chamber 19th Annual Golf Tournament

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Click HERE for the Entry Form.

For more information call Debbie at 912-537-4466.

Free Community Concert on September 30th hosted by Cornerstone Children’s Center

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Cornerstone Children’s Center is excited to announce the artist line-up for their 4th Annual Free Community Concert on September 30th!

The Morning Watch, a popular south Georgia based Christian band will headline the event for the second year. Cornerstone continues to feature quality Christian musicians with ties to the local area—The Morning Watch is based out of Dublin, Ga and brings a powerful gospel message through their testimony and music!

We are also pleased to announce that Christian musician John Waller, best known for writing and performing songs featured in the movies War Room (Crazy Faith) and Fireproof (While I’m Waiting), will open for The Morning Watch!  John has recently released a new single and video entitled Awakening.

Voices of Truth, a vocal ensemble from Brewton Parker College will round out the talent line-up this year. They will kick off the event with several selections featuring some very talented student voices!

Letters to potential corporate sponsors are in the mail and we are looking forward to another great event this year!  Our Facebook event page is Free Community Concert – The Morning Watch.  Please add this event to your calendars and help us spread the word.

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In Today’s Chamber News

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Toombs-Montgomery Chamber of Commerce

2805 East First Street

Vidalia, GA  30474

912.537.4466 FAX 912.537.1805


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Sweet Onion Classic Auction & Social is TOMORROW, September 21st at 6:00 p.m.

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Sweet Onion Classic – 2017 LIVE Auction Items

3 Night / 4 Day trip to Havana – 4 Guests                                                      Ingley, Moore & Paradice/Million Pines

Visit the colorful city of Havana and stay within a few blocks from Parque Central for 4 days with a guided tour one day! What great romantic getaway for you and your favorite couple. Direct flight from ATL.  Travel must be completed by September 15, 2018; some dates excluded.


Lake Side Catered Dinner – 25 Guests                            Onion City Package Store, Tree House & Dixon Management

You and your guests will enjoy a delicious meal of steak and shrimp with all the trimmings from The Tree House and drinks (beer/wine) as you lounge around the Dixon’s Pool House and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Dixon Lake.


5 Day / 4 Night Lake Oconee Retreat 4 BR/3.5 BA House                                                      Justin and Anna Franklin

Enjoy a week away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at this private lakefront home on Lake Oconee. Whether you take your family, friends or just your spouse, you’ll be sure to come back refreshed from the peaceful lake water and sunshine.  (No holidays. Expires Sept. 14, 2018)


Dinner & A Movie, PAL Theatre – 30 Guests                                           City of Vidalia, Environmental Services Group

Forget the boring night out to dinner, bring your guests to the newly renovated PAL Theater for a delicious catered dinner served with beer and wine.  Enjoy a private screening of your favorite movie with Coke and popcorn.


4 Day / 3 Night trip to Amelia Island – 8 Guests (2 BR/ 4 Queen Beds)             Findley Management, Tom Findley

Enjoy a 4 day/ 3 night stay in a lovely 2-bedroom condo at the Sandcastles Villas at Amelia Island Plantation. You’ll be on “island time” after a trip to this tranquil oasis with your friends or family. (Expires Sept. 14, 2018)


2018 Super Bowl Party at The Tree House – 30 Guests        Onion City Package Store, Robin Builders & Tree House

You’ve never really experienced an awesome Super Bowl Party until you’ve partied at The Tree House! Come enjoy the game with your closest friends and family in a fun environment with delicious food and drink!


Maine Lobster and Prime Rib Dinner at the Bishop Cabin – 14 Guests                      Howard & Rose Anne Holman,

Your taste buds will thank you for this delicious, intimate dinner of succulent             Brian & Lisa Bishop, Meredith Industries

seafood and steak. Save it for a celebratory dinner, holiday or whenever you feel like celebrating life!


3 Night / 4 Day trip to New Orleans 4 Guests                                                 Arnold, Golden, Gregory, LLC and BMC

If SPICY is your flavor, then this is the trip for you! Enjoy a long weekend of Cajun food, music and art as you stay at the Crowne Plaza in the French Quarter! Direct flight from ATL.  Travel must be completed by Sept. 15, 2018; some dates excluded.


BBQ Dinner at Rustic Venue– 50 Guest                                          Bi-Lo, Phillips Rx, Rusty Combs, Dixon Management

Need to feed a large crowd for a family get together, birthday or office party? Then you can’t go wrong with this BBQ dinner for 50 with all the trimmings, beer and wine. Your guests will be beyond satisfied with this southern favorite.


$3,500 Quail Hunt, Meal and Lodging near Albany, GA – 4 Guests                                         Draffin & Tucker, LLP

Love to hunt? Then you don’t want to miss this opportunity to hunt quail in the beautiful woodlands of Southwest Georgia at Piney Creek Plantation (Dawson, GA). Three delicious meals daily will be provided as well!


Mexican Band Dinner & Margaritas – 50 Guests      R.T. Stanley Family, Paul Thigpen Chevrolet, Bluwater Imaging,

Heat up your next party or family gathering with the                    Toshiba America Medical Systems & Jeremy D. Wood, DMD                                            delicious Mexican food of Juana Ocampo and dance the night away at the Stanley Lodge with Grupo Klave 4 Musical, a five piece Mexican band. “Dinner and dancing” will never be the same!


3 Night / 4 Day trip to NY City – 4 Guests                                                                                     Core/PET Services of FL

Want a taste of the BIG APPLE? You and your guests can experience a long weekend in the “city that never sleeps” at Radio City Apartments (2 min. walk to Times Square)! Fly direct from ATL-NY. Travel must be completed by September 15, 2018; some dates excluded.


Oyster Party at Stanley Lodge – 50-60 Guests                                  Bishop-Durden Insurance, Bruce & Holly Vaughn

Waterfall pool, big screen TVs, scrumptious oysters, grilled sausage appetizers,             R.T. Stanley Family and Dustin Booth

beer, wine and a beautiful view… what more could you ask for?


2-Day Family Friendly Whitetail Deer Hunt with Lodging and Meals – 4 Guests                                         Jake Cleghorn

You and your kids (or buddies) can experience some quality time outdoors with 2 morning and 2 evening hunts with fishing and skeet shooting options.  The package will include a two day Family/Friend whitetail deer hunt and skeet shoot with several sumptuous meals. Taxidermy costs will be provided for children under the age of 16.  Taxidermy will be provided for hunters above 16 that harvest an animal with a net score above 140”. Hunts will be offered with stand selection opportunities in Worth, Turner, and Tift Counties in Georgia.  Transportation to and from lodging to stand sights will be provided. Lodging includes two bedrooms, full bath and shower, and full kitchen area.  There is also a living area with satellite TV to watch your favorite games between hunts.  The date of the hunt will be coordinated to the convenience of the buyer and no adult beverages will be allowed at lodging or during hunts.



Sweet Onion Classic – 2017 SILENT Auction Items


Gourmet dinner – 6-8 Guests

Arlene Davis, Dr. & Mrs. Spence with Georgia Hyperbaric and Wound Consulting, LLC

Dinner for 8 compliments of Ursalene’s Kitchen featuring Chef Arlene Davis and Chef Ursula Spence! Come enjoy a simply gourmet meal for eight with excellent wine pairings compliments of Georgia Hyperbaric and Wound Consulting, LLC. Guaranteed fun time included.


Fox tickets (10th Row) and hotel suite to see “The King and I – 4 Guests

Kailey Dees – State Farm, Peoples Bank

2:00pm Saturday Matinee – September 30, 2017 – 4 tickets on the 10th row. After the show, enjoy exploring Midtown Atlanta as you will be staying across the street in a 2 bedroom/2 bath suite at the luxurious Georgian Terrace Hotel. (Date is not flexible.)


Holiday Party at the Altama Museum of Art and History

Altama Museum of Art and History

Historic charm and holiday cheer! You and 30 guests are invited to an exclusive holiday party at the Altama Museum housed in the stately Brazell House.  Heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine and live music will be provided in a festive atmosphere.  Guests will also have access to the Reflections Georgia exhibit featuring work by some of the Southeast’s most-respected photographers.  Date to be coordinated with museum director.


PAL Theatre Children’s Birthday Party with Chick-fil-A Lunch and Movie – 30 Guests

City of Vidalia and Chick-fil-A


Limo and dinner at Mill House Statesboro – 6 Guests

Charles Clements, Mill House of Statesboro

Travel to and from Vidalia to Statesboro in style and enjoy a great meal and beverages at the Mill House.


Marlin Model 60 with scope by Remington Arms

Brantley’s Marina & Guns

Popular rifle that fires the .22 LR rim fire cartridge


Green Egg (Medium Size with Table)

Handy Andy


Steak Dinner for 10 at The Hopkins’ Cabin 

Chris Hopkins

Enjoy a great steak dinner cooked to order with all the trimmings, including wine/beer in rustic cabin setting


$500 Bi-Lo Gift Card

Bi-Lo of Vidalia


Kitchenaid Mixer, Luggage Set, Biltmore Cookware Set

Belk of Vidalia

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 1:00 p.m. TODAY for Goin’ Postal

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Grand Re-Opening for Belk is TOMORROW Tuesday, September 19th at 9:00 a.m.

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*** ALL Chamber members are invited to attend breakfast at 8:00 a.m. before the ceremony.***

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Chamber Golf Sponsorship Opportunity and Entry Form

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Click HERE for the Entry Form.

For more information call Debbie at 912-537-4466.