It’s almost time for the Annual Bird Supper

| December 21, 2014

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VALDOSTA — Tickets are on sale for the 2015 Bird Supper.  To be held  Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 at the historic Georgia Railroad Depot in Atlanta, beginning at 5 p.m, the annual event is sponsored by the Lowndes County Board of Commissioners and the City of Valdosta.  It brings together hundreds of state officials and local business, professional and government personnel for a dinner of quail and important conversations.

The 2015 event is being held a few weeks earlier in the legislative session than in past years to allow attendees to have a greater impact on the issues affecting our community, region and state.

“Professionals from all areas affected by legislative decisions should participate in this event, such as those from the business, education, development and construction, health care, industry, agriculture, and government, to name a few,” said Lowndes County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bill Slaughter. “It is important to have events such as the Bird Supper that allow local leaders to meet with and become familiar with their legislators and state officials, as both sides benefit from understanding the needs and philosophies of the other and from listening, which ultimately leads to better informed decision making.”

Since the 1950s, the Bird Supper has been providing a venue for local professionals to be a catalyst for impacting legislative issues by keeping Valdosta and Lowndes County in the minds of the state officials during a half-way point of the legislative session.

“The Bird Supper continues to serve the same purpose as it did when first organized,” said City of Valdosta Mayor John Gayle. “The event provides the opportunity that participants may not have at other times of the year, and particularly during the time of year when legislation is in session with critical bills before them. As a businessman, I encourage our local community stakeholders be the voice for our community at this event in Atlanta.”

Tickets may be purchased for $50 each at the Lowndes County Judicial-Administrative Complex, located at 327 North Ashley Street, First Floor-Utility Payment Window. Tickets are also available for purchase from the City Clerk at Valdosta City Hall, located at 216 E. Central Avenue.

For more information, contact Lowndes County Public Information Officer Paige Dukes at (229) 671-2400 or City of Valdosta Public Information Officer Sementha Mathews at (229) 259-3548. Requests may also be sent to BirdSupper@lowndescounty.com

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  1. Oh Boy! says:

    AWESOME! Another ‘gathering of the buzzards’ who influence all the decisions made by our illustrious Georgia Legislature. What a think-tank of backwardness for all to enjoy over their quail & rice.

    Then we wonder why Georgia only ranks ahead of Alabama & Mississippi in education and most other things. Can you say “clueless”?