By Kristina Smith, Producer - Your Carolina - email
The annual Currahee Military Weekend isThursday through Sunday, October 3 - 6, 2013. These events are sponsored and hosted by Stephens County Historical Society, Main Street Toccoa, Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce, and Camp Toccoa at Currahee.
We will have several events new and different this year and we are looking forward to the return of many of our guests from past Military Weekends and we will have some new faces to join in for the events.
New this year, the Stephens County Community Theater will perform the "A Musical Tribute to Our Veterans" live on Thursday October 3rd at the Schaefer Center. On Saturday at the Airport there will be a Huey AND a Cobra helicopter available for rides.
We look forward to these gentlemen arriving in Toccoa, some on Thursday, October 3rd, and Friday, October 4th. Some of them will be speaking to students in the Stephens County School System Friday morning.
Later on Friday you may meet some of them at the annual Chamber of Commerce BBQ, at First Baptist Church. Call the Chamber at 706-886-2132 for more information and tickets.
After the BBQ they will be available for visits at "WWII on Paper." The veterans will be autographing books, pictures, and other memorabilia from 1-4 p.m. on Friday afternoon in the Mitchell Allen Memorial Hall at the depot. They will also be participating in the parade Saturday morning at 11 a.m.; attending the banquet Saturday evening; and attending the memorial service at Currahee Mountain Sunday morning. You might even see some of them at the hangar dance to be held in the LeTourneau hangar at the airport Friday night at 7 p.m.