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Dooley to attend Soque Roast event by the river

POSTED: September 29, 2011 12:10 a.m.

The third annual Soque Roast, set for Sept. 30  will feature longtime Georgia football coach Vince Dooley and his wife, Barbara.

The Roast is held on a restored section of the Left Fork Soque River near Batesville. The event is a benefit for the Soque River Watershed Association. Proceeds will go toward conservation, restoration and sustainability efforts throughout the region.

The evening will feature local wines and beers, fresh local farm products and a dinner of pulled pork, smoked chicken and wings, pickles, beans, slaw, hush puppies and cobbler. 

During the event, a short educational walk along a 2,300-foot section of the restored river channel will describe how natural channel design restoration works. Photographs and maps documenting the 14 years since the project’s completion will be on display.

“The Roast location is the oldest example of this type of restoration work in the Southeast,” says SRWA director Justin Ellis. “The beauty of this restored area inspires us to be incredibly ambitious in our future restoration efforts.”

Burton Gallery invited 10 artists to create paintings of the restored river, some of which may be available during a silent auction.

Tickets are $75. Purchase by visiting the SRWA website or call 706-754-9382.



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