The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held its bi-annual community planning meeting July 25 at Ameris Bank in Hinesville.
The purpose of the meeting was have organizations and businesses in and around the city put together a cohesive community calendar for the remainder of the year. Organized by Leah Poole, Chamber/CVB CEO, the meeting was a way to plan around each other group’s activities, she said.
“If you send us your information, we’ll list them,” Poole said. “But we can’t do it if we don’t get it.”
Around 25 people from nearly 20 organizations attended the meeting to announce upcoming events. Some representatives that attended included those from United Way, Keep Liberty Beautiful, Liberty Regional Medical Center, QuadE Corp., Liberty County/Armed Services YMCA and the Association of the United States Army.
The chamber offers services to help advertise for organizations at no cost. There’s a free flyer design that is offered if submitted two weeks beforehand. They will also post all information to their personal calendar online, as well as on explorega.org and other regional calendars.
The monthly distributed table tents by the chamber also include community wide events submitted by organizations. The deadline for submission is the 20th of each month.
Liberty County Chamber’s upcoming Blues and BBQ is scheduled for Sept. 22. It’s held in the municipally owned parking lot behind the Coastal Courier from 1-11:30 p.m., Poole said. The annual Christmas parade is set for Friday, Nov. 30. The theme is board games.
“We don’t care if we have 12 Monopoly floats… we just want participation,” she said.
They are currently rebranding their once-a-month Facebook live segment “Southern Cooks,” and are looking for volunteers for demonstrations in November and December.
The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority’s Main Street coordinator, Crystal Caines, outlined some events coming up in October and November. HDDA’s annual Scarecrow Stroll is Oct. 26. The downtown tree lighting is Nov. 29, the day before the chamber’s Christmas parade.
To submit upcoming calendar items, call Poole at 912-368-4445 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.