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Braselton residents can mill around downtown
New event kicks off with Saturday morning 5K
Last year, Downtown Braselton hosted a sidewalk chalk art contest in which LaSha Ackerman participated. The event is being held again Saturday along with “Milling Around Downtown.” - photo by LeAnne Akin

‘Milling Around Downtown’

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 14

Where: Downtown Braselton

Cost: Free

More info: 706-684-0369

Braselton is hosting the new event “Milling Around Downtown” on Saturday, March 14, which could jump-start the town into spring and kick the winter blues to the curb.

“I am so excited for this event and for everything it stands for,” said Downtown Director Amy Pinnell. “We will highlight some of Braselton’s historic buildings as well as raise money with the ‘Seat Yourself’ fundraiser, to name a few.”

The day will begin with a 5K run, Rockin’ The Green. Therefore, motorists need to be on the lookout for runners and walkers, including some who may be decked out in attire making any Irishman proud.

Frances Street will be closed off for a sidewalk chalk art competition from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pinnell said “squares” are available for those who still want to participate.  Categories will be based on age as well as single and group entries.

Opportunities for anyone to create artwork on the sidewalks without competing will be available, especially for the little ones who enjoy drawing with chalk.

DDA member Cheri Winham is excited about the Seat Yourself fundraiser. She said she believes sales of the artistically-crafted benches and chairs will be high because of the beautiful artwork from locals. The benches and chairs are on display at downtown businesses. At least one more selection is scheduled to be donated before the event.

Seat Yourself will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Three food trucks are returning after a successful small business Saturday event back in November.

The old roller mill next to Braselton Gallery will be open for tours. Guides will share information about this piece of history.

Braselton Gallery will have a handful of artists onsite giving demonstrations. 2K steel will show how it makes some of its metal work. Terri Estes will be basketweaving. Karen Cigrand Beckstine will demonstrate spinning yarn.

For more information contact Pinnell at 706-684-0369 or