FESTIVALS & CELEBRATIONS

 

HISTORY OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL CELEBRATION

Banks County Sunday School Celebration Begun in 1877, the annual Sunday School Celebration has been celebrated in Banks County. It was originally held at various churches but since 1888 Homer has been it's location. The county churches were represented and presented various programs by their Sunday School classes. It was a day looked forward to by many of the residents as it presents a day of fellowship, food and fun. People came in their wagons and buggies or walked to Homer to participate. Picnic lunches were spread out on long tables and the men would gather around the old well on the lawn of the Historic Courthouse and the women would sit on the long porch of Martha Thompson's house listening to the program at the old stand near the well. 5 cents bought lemonade made in a washtub or a cone of home-made ice cream. People would come from as far away as Texas and Virginia for the Sunday School Celebration so it was a wonderful time to visit with old friends and family members who had left the area. The Sunday School Celebration remains the oldest celebration of it's kind in the State and is held on the last Saturday in July at the Veteran's Park next to the Historic Courthouse in Homer.

Foothills Heritage Days, "A Step Back In Time", August 30-31 at the Banks County Horse Arena on Hwy 441 between Homer and Banks Crossing.

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