I had a great talk with Jill on Tuesday about some of the reasons (besides food!) why she and Johnny love running a restaurant.
Jill has mentioned to me on several occasions that she likes the opportunity for community involvement that the restaurant offers. She wants the Smokehouse to serve as a hub where people come to meet and connect. She hopes to bring together different organizations and community members who can help each other- whether in building a business or in raising money for a cause.
So this is a post to give you the scoop on how Johnny and Jill have jumped into the Euharlee community. Believe me when I tell you that they love helping people and getting involved in new activities.
-- Euharlee Farmer’s Market and Artisan’s Fair
Every Friday from 5-8 PM, farmers and artisans gather in the back parking lot of the Smokehouse to sell their wares. I love the fact that this farmer’s market is in the evening. If you love fresh produce but don’t like having to get up early on Saturday morning, this is the perfect solution! Jill calls it “the better way to farmer’s market” and recommends dinner at the Smokehouse before stocking up on delicious fresh veggies.
This is the first summer for the farmer’s market in Euharlee and it’s been great to see it expand. Jill says of the project, “It’s growing organically, just like the vegetables.”
--Covered Bridge Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off
The farmer’s market isn’t the only thing happening in Euharlee. Johnny is really looking forward to the chili cook off on Saturday October 23rd from 10 am-5pm. This looks like it’s going to be a day of fun for the entire family.
Plus: Euharlee is STILL RECRUITING teams to sign up. If you have a good chili recipe, team up with your neighbors, family, coworkers, whoever and give competition a try! Johnny thinks it’s loads of fun :)
For more information contact Nancy Rewitzer at 770-386-1542 or firstname.lastname@example.org
October 30-31st from 6-9 pm
only $2 per person!
I’m so sad that I won’t be in town for this rocking event. For Halloween, Euharlee is putting together an amazing ghost tour. The walking tour begins at Johnny Mitchell’s Smokehouse and lasts for approximately 1 hour. Along the way, participants will stop and see evidence of paranormal activity in Euharlee! It’s going to be an amazing combination of using technology to track paranormal activity and using history to offer interpretations of the evidence. Jill is getting really excited about this because not only is it fun to see what technology provides but also this is a great way to learn about the history of Euharlee. Did you know that there used to be a cotton gin where the Smokehouse now stands? How *exactly* does a cotton gin work? What about the ghost “Bill” who sometimes haunts the Smokehouse?
Johnny Mitchell’s Smokehouse is collaborating with the Paulding County Paranormal Society and the Euharlee Historical Society to put together this fun and educational event.
So please, bring your family (it is a family friendly event!) and enjoy a nice fall evening in the spooky city of Euharlee. Jill told me that the Smokehouse is even going to have some “ghost tour specials” so come eat and tour or tour and eat.
More info available at hauntedeuharlee.com
So I’ve talked to you about Johnny Mitchell’s Smokehouse and how they’re involved with the community of Euharlee, “The Covered Bridge City” but why is this post called “Bridging”?
That comes straight from Jill. When talking about her desire to bring the community together through the Smokehouse, she said, “Part of our story is bridging."
I know she and Johnny are both truly committed to that.