The members of the Fairmount United Memorial Day Festival committee present Jeffrey Putnam, director and Billy Galmon, Health and Safety Coordinator of the Northwest Georgia Red Cross a check for $3,000 to be used to help victims of the recent tornadoes in Northwest Georgia. From left: Vickie Spence United Way director; Fairmount City Council Member Person Linda Johnson; Sybil Crider; Fairmount Mayor Harry Pierce; Putnam; Audrey Young; Galmon; and United Way Board Member Kenny Fuquea. Contributors not pictured: Renee Mauldin, UW board member; Pam Stephens; UW board member; City Council Member Jim Dodd; Joe Holder Fairmount Cruisers, Pat Payne; Cris Sanhueza, Big Brothers Big Sisters; Felton Floyd, Cherokee Capital Amateur Radio Society; Beverly and Kim Primmer, Gordon County Antique Engine and Tractor Club.
The Second Annual Fairmount United Memorial Day Festival was held at the Tate Square in downtown Fairmount on Memorial Day. This annual event is a cooperative effort among the City of Fairmount, United Way of Gordon County and many local non-profit organizations. The festival is strongly supported by the Fairmount community, both in attendance and sponsorships. More than 50 individuals and companies sponsored the festival.
For the last two years, all the proceeds from the event have gone to help non-profit agencies working in Gordon County. This very successful event has become an annual tradition for the City of Fairmount on the last Monday in May. The day is full with a 5-K run, antique car and tractor show, chili cook-off, games and activities for the children, tractor rides provided by the Antique Engine and Tractor Club, and a time of special recognition of all veterans living in Gordon County.
Plans will begin in January for the third annual Fairmount United Memorial Day Festival as the committee plans to make the 2012 festival even better.