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April 19, 2004

Thomasville - "We always stop to see the roses here, always," says Martha Barnes. She is traveling from Florida to a motor home rally.  But before they finish the trip to Moultrie, they stop in Thomasville and smell the roses.

She says, "I always tell people, we got to stop in Thomasville to see the rose gardens."

This time of year you don't have to stop by the rose garden in Thomasville to see the roses. They can be seen just about everywhere. They're on the side of the road, and in shop windows. And if you come to Thomasville this weekend you'll see more than just roses.

Sharlene Celaya lists some of the events, "Two parades, a show and shine car show, the Rose Show itself under the big top here downtown, another rose show in paradise park, arts and crafts in paradise park."

The list goes on and on. And since all the events will be located downtown this year, businesses are looking forward to an economic boost.

Cheri Michaels, owner of The Feathered Nest says, "The Business just booms when there's an extra activity going on."

Celaya adds, "It's a tremendous boost for the economy with almost all of our hotel rooms taken. Our B&B's have large occupancy during that time. Our restaurants do great, our stores do wonderfully. So, it's tremendous, I can't even put a price tag on how many dollars this event brings into our community every year."

And even if you don't have any bucks to spend in Thomasville, there's no reason not to spend your time here. This year is the 83rd Annual Rose Show. The Rose Festival officially kicks off Friday afternoon in a ribbon cutting ceremony with Governor Sonny Perdue.

posted at 4:35 PM by karen.collier@walb.com

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