Yes! Finally able to share a weekend with our Rotary family. 2021 Cotton Pickin' Fair

Rotary Club of Meriwether County

The Rotary Club of Meriwether County sold Footlong hotdogs and candy apples at the Cotton Pickin Fair in the Town of Gay on Saturday and Sunday May 1 & 2, 2021. The club has been a part of the Fair for over 45 years through fundraising efforts in order to give back to our community. The Cotton Pickin’ Fair is sponsored by The 1911 Society, Ltd., a Georgia not-for profit corporation supporting sustainable rural development through agri-tourism, and is a seventh generation family business featuring a very unique venue and patron experience. In 1972 the Gay Family determined that the old cotton gin and other farm buildings would become the backdrop for an “invitation only” antiques, art, and craft festival produced to promote Gay, Georgia and Meriwether County as a good place to live. Meriwether County civic clubs, schools, churches and a wide range of non-profit organizations have exclusive access to food concession operations raising funds for many worthwhile community projects. For more than 40 years, funds raised at The Cotton Pickin’ Fair have paid for church buildings, a Masonic Lodge, band uniforms, school grounds improvements and church missions abroad. Smaller nonprofit organizations receive substantial support from The Cotton Pickin’ Fair through commercial food concessionaires. There are no better southern foods, anywhere! The COTTON WAREHOUSE, now The Cotton Pickin’ Fair Antique Center, dominates the grounds and was built before 1910 as a farm and building supply center. Later it was used to store a few thousand bales of newly ginned cotton.

Posted by Lisa Thompson
May 1, 2021 12:00pm


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