The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays at Lake Hartwell.  Vacation home owners make it a priority to get to the lake to enjoy their homes with family and friends.  With the fourth falling on a Wednesday this year, the celebrating will surely get extended to the weekend before and the weekend after the fourth - and the city of Hartwell always get things started even earlier with their fireworks show at Big Oaks Recreation Center THIS Saturday, June 23rd.  Private fireworks will be all around the lake every night, but Chickasaw Point is hosting a show on June 30th at the golf course (limited viewing from the lake), and two of the largest private shows are near Hardy Farms at buoy T89 on the Tugaloo Channel and in Gumlog Creek near Tugaloo State Park.  Both are on Saturday, July 7th and both shows are paid for privately, so donations are welcomed to help offset expenses.  Come see us and celebrate safely!

Update from last week:  Congratulations to Bill and Cindy Thompson for winning the $100 Overton's gift card from last Saturday's tour of homes!