Rose show and festival nearing kick off time - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Rose show and festival nearing kick off time

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Teachers wait to see if they're fired

    Teachers wait to see if they're fired

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:24:48 GMT
    Dougherty School System BuildingDougherty School System Building
     It's now up to the Dougherty County school board to terminate two teachers named in a free lunch fraud investigation. Yolanda Bryant and Stephanie Harvey waived their right for termination hearings.More >>
     It's now up to the Dougherty County school board to terminate two teachers named in a free lunch fraud investigation. Yolanda Bryant and Stephanie Harvey waived their right for termination hearings.
    More >>
  • Gun safety becomes concern after Arizona accident

    Gun safety becomes concern after Arizona accident

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:20:11 GMT
    After a tragic accident in Arizona where a 9-year old girl fatally shot her instructor at a gun range, south Georgians are weighing in on gun safety.More >>
    After a tragic accident in Arizona where a 9-year old girl fatally shot her instructor at a gun range, south Georgians are weighing in on gun safety.More >>
  • Local universities and colleges come to Albany Civil Rights Institute

    Local universities and colleges come to Albany Civil Rights Institute

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:19:19 GMT
    The Albany Civil Rights Institute is building better relations with area colleges. Leaders from 10 colleges and universities went to the museum for a tour, lunch, and a short meeting today.More >>
    The Albany Civil Rights Institute is building better relations with area colleges. Leaders from 10 colleges and universities went to the museum for a tour, lunch, and a short meeting today.More >>
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Preparations for this week's Thomasville Rose Show and Festival are in full swing, roads are already being blocked off.

Utility workers were out on Monday morning getting the power ready for the rose tent. Public works is re-striping and sprucing up the streets. The executive director of Thomasville's Main Street and Tourism says this will be the norm for the next few days as the city gets ready to welcome thousands of visitors.

"All week long, you will see crews out working really hard, past normal hours, making sure that our city looks it's very best for the Rose Show and Festival," executive director Karen Smith.

The festivities begin Thursday night with the Children's Rose Bud Parade. The big parade kicks of Friday night at 7. For the first time, this year's festival will also include a fireworks show.

Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.