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Popsicles in the Park

Lake Burton Civic Association Centennial Event

As part of Lake Burton’s centennial year, residents gathered Saturday, August 22, at Lake Burton Park to celebrate the construction of the Georgia Power dam and the lake’s formation.  The Lake Burton Civic Association sponsored a “Popsicles in the Park” event where a centennial plaque was placed to commemorate the 100 years since the dam and lake’s completion.

“We’re excited to be here 100 years later and view the beauty and charm that Lake Burton brings to the Rabun County community,” comments Chip Groome, president of the LBCA.  “This hundredth-year anniversary is clearly a special time in our history”.

 The LBCA’s “Big Red” 1948 fire engine was in attendance, creating photo opportunities for visitors, young and not-so-young.  A plaque was presented acknowledging those donors that contributed to this important symbol of the community.  In addition, Mike Maffett, author of Our Southern Eden, a comprehensive book about Lake Burton and Rabun county, talked about the lake’s history with attendees and signed copies of his book.


More Centennial Events Are Coming

The summer is winding down, but more events are still coming. What a summer it has been so far. I want to take a moment to thank Elizabeth Gill, the chairperson for the LBCA Tour of Homes, and Ron Majors, the chairperson for the 29th Annual LBCA Golf Tournament, and their supporting committees for two wonderful events last weekend. I also cannot leave out Lee Penland and all the boat drivers and other volunteers that were involved.

We were blessed with good weather and wonderful attendance at both events. I would especially like to thank the homeowners who allowed us to visit their spectacular homes. Thank you, Waterfall Club, for another great day of golf. Also, our sponsors of these events who helped make it all happen.

As we wrap up the summer, we encourage you to consider attending the following closing events for the summer and the centennial year:

  • Centennial Plaque Dedication the morning of August 22nd at 10:00 AM at Lake Burton Park with the “Popsicles in the Park” event.  Click here for details:  Popsicles in the Park.
  • A second Summer Vibes Concert event the night of August 22nd, 7:00 PM at Sunset Basin.
  • A third Summer Vibes Concert concert event the night of September 5th. Time to be announced.
  • In addition that night, on September 5th, the Closing Fireworks Show near the Highway 76 bridge at the north end of the lake.

Finally, I want to thank you, the members, for attending and financially supporting these events, especially our Centennial Member Sponsors. Your participation has made the difference.

Chip Groome

LBCA President
Centennial Chairperson

Special Cancellation Notice

Due to current COVID restrictions, the Burton Bash scheduled for August 22nd this year will be postponed until the summer of 2021. All current ticket holders will maintain their reservation and accessibility at the event next summer.

Tour of Homes Thank You

A heartfelt thank you to all who were involved in a highly successful LBCA Tour of Homes. To the committee who started working on this event two years ago, to the homeowners who allowed us to view four gorgeous homes, to the 150 volunteers who either worked at LaPrade's, in the homes or drove a boat, to the Centennial Sponsors and the Retreat, Lodge and Cabin Level Sponsors . . . we thank each one of you!

It was a challenging year for this event, but we followed safety protocols to help make sure everyone was safe. The LBCA has always been generous to our community but this year we will be able to do more because of the generosity of the time and talents of many.

Elizabeth Gill

LBCA Vice-President
Tour of Homes Chairperson


Summer Vibes on Lake Burton

Saturday, September 5th

7:00 to 8:00 PM

North side of the lake, south of the bridge.  Boat access only.

Closing Fireworks Show

Labor Day Weekend

8:30 PM

At north end of lake near bridge.

Upcoming Book Signings

  • August 22nd, 10:00 AM, Lake Burton Park
  • September 5th, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, The Farmhouse

Book questions?  Email:  lbcabook@gmail.com

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Lake Burton Civic
Association, Inc.

P.O. Box 1988
Clayton, Georgia  30525

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