Danielsville leaders and volunteers are busy preparing for the upcoming fall festival next week.
The festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Memorial Park, followed by a pro wrestling match at 6 p.m. in the high school’s freshman academy on Madison Street.
During their regular business meeting Monday night, the mayor and council discussed that there are still a number of booths remaining as well as several “VIP” tables at the wrestling match.
City clerk Susan Payne said volunteers are still needed, particularly to help break down the festival at closing time and that items are still needed for the raffles, which this year includes a child’s raffle.
Wrestling tickets are $10 each for adults and $4 for kids under 13 and can be purchased ahead of time.
All non-food booths are $45 and food booths are $50. A booth with electrical outlets is an additional $10.
Officials said those interested in participating in the festival as a vendor or volunteer should call city hall at 706-795-2189.
In other business, the council heard from city attorney Dale Perry that the city should be able to hold a vote on annexing the Sherwood community into the city during next year’s primary, which will likely be held in May.
He explained the process of annexation, including the requirements for public hearings and said the city should begin the process by Jan. 1, 2014, in order to be ready to hold the election during the primary.
Perry said while researching information for the annexation, he noticed a number of problems with the city’s boundaries on the county tax maps.
The council tabled a vote on an SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) document for the city police department. Perry said he would like to go over several items in the SOP with chief Brenan Baird before the document is finalized.