Dawson County Government News

County Employees Enjoy Thanksgiving Luncheon

Commissioners and county manager buy, serve the main dish

Dawson County employees enjoyed a Thanksgiving potluck luncheon on Nov. 17, with the Board of Commissioners (BOC) and the county manager personally buying and serving the main dish – turkey and ham.

The luncheon, held at Veterans Memorial Park gym in Dawsonville, allowed employees to sit down for their meal or take it to go. An estimated 125 county workers participated.

Publix Customer Service Manager Nicholas Kirkland, Dawson County Manager David Headley and Publix Assistant Meat Manager Jim Ferrante with the 10 turkeys and two hams the supermarket provided Dawson County at a discount.

“Our employees are our most important asset, and this was just one way we are able to show our appreciation,” said Dawson County Manager David Headley. “We also thank our employees for providing the many delicious side dishes, desserts and other items that helped make our gathering a success. We wish our employees and their families, and all of our Dawson County citizens, a happy Thanksgiving.”

Added BOC Chairman Billy Thurmond, “I want to thank the staff for their hard work and dedication to the citizens of Dawson County. I also want to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving.”

Publix in Dawsonville partnered with the county to provide 10 turkeys and two hams at a discounted price.

“We would like to thank our friends at Publix for the delicious meat; those who prepared it, Ricky Rexroat of Emergency Services and David McKee of Public Works; and Commissioners Billy Thurmond, Sharon Fausett, Chris Gaines and Julie Hughes Nix for taking time to help serve the meal," said Headley.

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