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First Thursdays return to Blakely

"First Thursdays" will return to Blakely this fall. (Source: WALB) "First Thursdays" will return to Blakely this fall. (Source: WALB)
"First Thursdays" will start September 1. (Source: WALB) "First Thursdays" will start September 1. (Source: WALB)
Kyle Kornegay is the CEO and President of the Chamber of Commerce. (Source: WALB) Kyle Kornegay is the CEO and President of the Chamber of Commerce. (Source: WALB)
EARLY CO., GA (WALB) -

The city of Blakely is welcoming back an old tradition.

It will hold a "First Thursdays" event the first week of every month.

It is a chance for the community to stay out a bit later than usual downtown. 

The city will have vendors set up along the streets and local businesses will be open late. 

This is one of the Chamber of Commerce's goals to attract more people to the area.

"We just want to have one day a month where people come out to the square, enjoy themselves, spend some time downtown, take advantage of what we have to offer and help out our merchants," said CEO and President of the Chamber of Commerce Kyle Kornegay.

The Chamber of Commerce also hopes to have live music at the event. 

The kickoff  will be September 1.

Interested vendors can contact the Chamber of Commerce at (229) 723-3741.

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