Car Show

Buzz Estes

Last weekend, Athens hosted an amazing time downtown on the square!  It was the annual car show with hundreds of cars and thousands of people filling the streets!  I've never seen so many shiny,  colorful, restored cars in my life!  The weather couldn't have been nicer, and it seemed that everyone had a great time.  My favorite part was overhearing older folks talk about the memories that these cars brought to mind.  They LOVE talking about those times.

As I walked around, my favorite became the 57 Chevrolet Bel Air.  This red one was hot!

And then, Mr. Carlos, who owned a beautiful pinky/coral colored one, wanted to take MY picture with his car.  Notice how I was scared to actually touch it.  I didn't want him to have to shine it back up.  If you missed the car show--you missed a beautiful time!  Catch it again next year!  Or catch a Cruise In each month...

Carole Foret


Painting on the Sidewalk

How nice!! Carole Foret and her twin sister Claire Kayser paint with students in front of Carole's gallery. The sisters conduct a C&C Painting Journey Class. For more information, visit Carole's website.


"First Saturday" Activities-April 4

Thank you to everyone that volunteered last Saturday, April 4th. SOA participated in the Great American Clean Up sponsored by KALB (Keep Athens Limestone Beautiful), held an Easter Egg Hunt, and hosted another successful Cruise In. It was a busy day, but good to see people on the square all day.

Next Cruise In is May 2nd from 3 - 9 PM.

Please note the dogwood trees in the picture from the Cruise In. The courthouse lawn is beautiful this time of year!

Maria Bonita

Maria Bonita is now open on Market Street!! Early reports--It's good!! The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is fun and casual. Happy hour and live music coming soon.