By Dianne Lively Yost
Click. Click. Click. There’s no place like home. POOF! What the? Oh, but anyway, Petey, we’re home! Home! And, this is my room and my Morgan County and y’all are all here! I flat can’t believe it! Those sparkly ruby red slippers worked liked a lucky charm! I’m talkin’ magically delicious! And, what’s that peakin’ out from behind those rain clouds! It’s our very own Georgia sunshine! Ding dang, Momma! Your mug is half full so let me top it off with some fresh hot coffee! Hey and turn off CNBC ‘cause if I hear one more peep outta those straw-for-brains AIG executives I’m flat gonna spit fire in a dry hay field! I mean one AIG buffoon will lie and the other one’ll swear to it! Ok y’all! Time’s a wastin’! We’ve got a lot of Biz Buzz to cover so let’s go!
Honey, go buy a new outfit, fix your hair and pop on your dancin’ shoes ‘cause TONIGHT there’s gonna be music on the green! Madison Mainstreet’s first Spring Concert on the Green is TONIGHT, Thursday, March 19 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in that beautiful park behind Madison Markets and Town 220! Local Morgan County band Britt Potts Bluegrass Band is gonna be pickin’ and a grinnin’! I flat can’t wait! Hey so call one of your favorite local Morgan County restaurants and have ‘em put together a picnic supper, grab a blanket and get ready for some fab fun! Oh and honey Mainstreet Director Ann Huff says other dates for the Spring Concert Series are April 2, April 23, May 7 and May 21! Oh and y’all are flat gonna flip when you hear ‘bout the fun local bands she’s bookin’! Yeehaw! Oh and I nearly forgot! You can become a sponsor or buy a table by callin’ Ann at 706-342-1251, ext. 6!
Have your fill. Yay! It’s nearly time for my most fave event! I mean none other than the annual Taste of Madison, a fundraiser benefitin’ our very own local Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce! Ok so Andy Williams over at the Chamber wanted me to remind y’all that this year is the event’s 10th anniversary! Honey, this event is a blast, plus you get to sample fabulous food from your favorite local restaurants! Oh and don’t forget the super-fun silent auction! Hey! It all starts next Thursday, March 26 at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center Hall from 5:50 p.m. until 8 p.m.! Tickets are $20 per person and $5 for kids ages 6 to 12. Kids 5 and under get in free! What’s not to love? Pick up your tickets at the Madison Welcome Center or call 706-342-4454 for more info! I’ll see all y’all there!
Snap up a deal! Amici Italian Café located at 113 South Main Street in downtown Madison is ready to bust this dadburn recession! That’s right! Honey, I flat just got off the phone with Amici General Manager Lisa Torino and she said you can get yourself a delicious slice of their famous cheese pizza for only $1.25 when you purchase a drink! I love it – especially since those pizza slices are so BIG! Yum! Hey and that’s not all! Amici and the Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce have teamed up with a Recession Buster $10 Amici Italian Café discount card that rocks like Elvis! I mean this card get’s you $75 in savings for only $10! I kid you not! I just went and got me one! Ok so you’ll get free pizzas, free salads, half-off pasta dishes, free wings, free desserts and free specials! Get your card at Amici Italian Café or from the Chamber and SAVE, SAVE, SAVE while you dine on FAVE, FAVE, FAVE Amici’s dishes! Momma Mia!
It’s time to play! Y’all! Eric Litwin, the author of Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes – the famous best seller among babies and tots – is comin’ to Mulberry Toys located at 137 South Main Street in Madison on Monday, March 23 at 1 p.m.! Honey Eric is gonna be singin’, tellin’ stories and signin’ autographs! The cost is $8 per child! Call Mulberry Toys for more info at 706-342-7011!
Trunk Show! Monica Culqui, owner of Santoria Monica located at 232 West Washington St., on the Madison Markets campus in downtown Madison is hostin a Feza Yarn and Santoria Monica Trunk Show on Friday, March 20 from 12 p.m. until 7 p.m. Oh, and if you bring a friend you’ll get 10 percent off your purchase! Bring Momma and get a Deal!
BUNCO! Win a prize! Heritage Hall is hostin’ a fun BUNCO NIGHT fundraiser Tuesday, March 31 from 6:30 til 9 p.m. Hummm. Sounds like girl’s night out to me! Right so there’s a $15 fee and it’s BYOB! There’ll be delicious desserts and prizes for winners! Honey, roll the dice on this one ‘cause BUNCO is so easy and fun, honey anyone can play! Just call 706-342-9627 and let them know you’re comin’ to play! I’ll see y’all there!
Printed in the March 19, 2009 Edition.