A Publication of the Telfair County Chamber of Commerce

God & Country Fireworks Show and Concert

Saturday, July 8, 2017 

7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

(Hosted by the Telfair County Chamber of Commerce)
Telfair County Recreational Complex
408 E. Oak St.  |  McRae-Helena, GA

The Annual God & Country Fireworks Show and Concert 
will be held 
Saturday, July 8, 2017 
at the 
Telfair County Recreational Complex located at 
408 E. Oak St.
McRae-Helena, GA.  

Schedule of Events
Opening Ceremony  7:00 p.m.
Welcome  -  Paula Anderson, Telfair County Chamber of Commerce
Opening Prayer - Blayne Spires, Youth Pastor-Milan Church of God
Pledge of Allegiance - Boy/Cub Scoutn #536
National Anthem - Kori Spires
Concert  7:05 p.m. - 8:05 p.m.
Country Performer, Danny Dawson & the Danny DawsonBand

Intermission  8:05 p.m. - 8:35 p.m.

Concert 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Country Performer, Danny Dawson and the Danny Dawson Band

Fireworks Show  9:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Displayed by the McRae-Helena Fire Department
There will be vendors selling food, drinks, glow items and snow cones.

Admission to this event is free becuase of donations made by local businesses.  Please make sure to stop and tell these sponsoring businesses "Thank You".  

If you would like to be a sponsor of this event,  please contact the Telfair County Chamber of Commerce at (229) 868-6365 or download the sponsorship form below.

The 2017 Sponsors are listed below.

In concert, Danny Dawson

Danny Dawson

Danny’s singing and playing career began at the early age of nine years old when his father, a blues singer and picker, fashioned his first guitar out of paneling and old wire. 

Born and raised in the small rural community of Manor, GA just outside of Waycross, Danny’s love of country music can be heard and felt in the ballads that he strums and sings about.  

His early career began as the lead singer for a famous country band that toured Georgia and North Florida during the late 80’s and 90’s, The Georgia Heartbeat.  During this time, Danny opened for country acts that included Tanya Tucker, Ronnie Milsap, Sammy Kershaw, Daron Norwood, David Allen Coe, B.J. Thomas, John Anderson, Mark Chestnut, Confederate Railroad and Tracey Lawrence to name a few. 

He has also shared the stage singing along side country music greats Travis Tritt, Lee Roy Parnell and Waylon Jennings.  Danny had the pleasure of touring with the late great legend Waylon Jennings After a hiatus of many years from the stage, Danny decided to give it one more shot thanks to his fiancée and manager.  Since 2015, Danny has been touring and opening for such acts as Ronnie Milsap, Sammy Kershaw and the band Exile as well as delivering some powerful performances at festivals and events across Southeast Georgia and North Florida.  

In January of this year, Danny's song "Why Can't I Have You" which is on his current CD, "Just a Dream" was released on the Netflix hit show "The Ranch."  The song was produced by Shooter Jennings and sang by Julie Roberts.  Danny will be returning to Nashville, Tennessee in April to record his second CD.  

Although country music has changed through the years, Danny remains steadfast in his love of writing, singing and performing true country music.  

National Anthem by Kori Spires

Kori Spires

Kori is the 16 year old daughter of James and Jeanie Spires of McRae. Kori attends Wheeler County High School, where she is a sophomore. Kori has been singing ever since she was a little girl, and was a member of the Telfair County Elementary School Chorus.

By age 10, she began doing beauty pageants, and taking dance classes with Bedazzled Performing Arts Company. This helped Kori to come out of her shell and become a better performer.

Later on, she was on the TV show "Kim of Queens" and began taking vocal lessons from Gloria's Studio of Voice. This helped Kori find her voice, and discover what talent God has given her.

Kori has traveled to Nashville, Tennessee and performed many times. This past year, she traveled with GSOV and competed in "NACAGMAI" in Pigeon Forge, where she won Female Vocalist of the Year. Since then, Kori has made many more trips to Nashville, and has also recorded her "Remember My Name EP" at Hilltop Studios of Nashville. After high school, Kori wishes to move to Nashville, TN and pursue her music.


Sponsorship Information & Forms
The 2017 God & Country Fireworks Show & Concert is made possible only by the donations that are made by local businesses.  Sponsorship levels are listed below and sponsorship forms can be downloaded from the document library to the right. All donations are greatly appreciated. 
Patriotic Level $1,000
Red, White & Blue Level $  500
Spirited Level $  250
Proud Level $  100
Grateful Level Less than $100

Document Library

DocumentSponsorship FormGod & Country Fireworks Show & Concert
For more information contact the
Telfair County Chamber of Commerce
9 East Oak St. |  McRae-Helena, GA
(229) 868-6365 | Email: rogers@telfairco.org

Patriotic Level
City of McRae-Helena
P.O. BOx 55157
25 N. First Ave. 
McRae-Helena, GA 31055
(229) 868-6051

Husqvarna Outdoor Products
P.O. Box 55370
263 E. Oak St.
McRae-Helena, GA 31055
(229) 868-5641

McRae Correctional Facility
P.O. BOx 55368
112 Jim Hammack Drive
McRae-Helena GA 31055
(229) 868-7778

McRae-Helena Fire Department
63 E. Oak St.
McRae-Helena, GA
Emergency: Dial 911
Non-Emergency: (229) 868-2082

Robins Financial Credit Union
10 Hunter Ave.
McRae-Helena, GA 31055
(800) 241-2405

Red, White & Blue Level
The Cannon Law Firm, LLC
P.O. Box 55270
30 E. MLK Jr. Blvd
McRae-Helena GA 31055
(229) 868-6065

Spirited Level
Cedar Lane Supper Club
Citizens Bank and Trust Co.
City of Scotland
Southern Charm
Telfair Enterprise
The Merchants and Citizens Bank
Willow Creek Drive-In

Proud Level
Bank of Lumber City-Telfair County Bank
Buddy's Flooring
City of Lumber City
Crossroads City Antiques and Flea Market
El Aguila Mexican Restaurant
Farmers Home Furniture
1st Franklin Financial Corporation
Hilliard & Milton
Little Ocmulgee EMC
Pioneer Historical Society
Ryals Drug Store
Telfair Forest Products
The Security State Bank
Toni's House of Style & Boutique

Grateful Level
Boy/Cub Scout Troop #536
McRae Coca Cola
Telfair County Recreation Department
Danny & Deanna Jones
Mike Young