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Blue Ridge & Fannin County Events

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Notice from our Good Sams:


Letter to the Editor, Participating Churches and the Community   (please share information)


            With heavy hearts and prayerful concern, the Good Samaritans of Fannin County cancel Saturday and Monday events for the 2020 Labor Day Bar-B-Q Weekend.    Primary pandemic-related concerns include increased supply and meat costs, the “protected age category” of our volunteer base and difficulty maintaining social distancing in the park given numbers of guests and volunteers.   LDBBQ weekend is usually the primary fundraiser for Good Sam’s Benevolent Fund that assists y/our Fannin County neighbors in need.

            On Monday, what should have been the Fortieth Annual Labor Day Bar-B-Q chicken, rib or sandwich plates served with music and fellowship will not be held for the reasons stated above.   

            On Saturday, our PIC-NIC-NAC in the Park offering arts, crafts, nonprofit and area information booths and the classic car show will not take place this year. 

            On Sunday, however, Good Samaritans will host their annual Interdenominational Worship Service at six pm. Stay after the service to enjoy the Ice Cream Social graciously donated by the Dairy Queen of Blue Ridge.  Pastors from Good Sam participating churches take part in the interdenominational service that is attended by parishioners, community and folks who are visiting in our area.  All are welcome and invited to come join in our LDBBQ tradition of prayer, song, worship…..and ice cream! 

            Please note that the service will not be in the park this year.  The outdoor service will be held on East First Street, in the First Baptist parking lot across from the church with the stage shelter.  The service will be broadcast from the stage so folks may remain in their cars or bring lawn chairs to sit in front of the stage.


All that said, Labor Day Bar-B-Q Weekend without barbeque is just not right!   So, Good Sam volunteers will host a “drive thru” lunch from 11:30 to 1:30 pm on Sunday at the Fannin County Senior Center.  Bar-B-Q sandwich plates, tea, and packaged desserts will be available at no charge.  Donations to the Good Sam Benevolent Fund are especially welcome to help offset financial losses due to cancellations noted above.


For more information about the Good Samaritans of Fannin County, visit or write to Post Office Box 1885 Blue Ridge 30513 or call 706 455 3818   


July 4 2020 Fireworks over Lake Blue Ridge