Saturday, October 19, 2013

'Bending Sticks' in Hapeville, Georgia

From Kenny Dalsheimer:

The final leg of my Georgia tour took me to the City of Hapeville. I learned from city leaders that Hapeville is its own, independent city, not a suburb of Atlanta; and there is an interesting history about how the city took shape sandwiched between the ever expanding Atlanta, a massive International airport and neighboring counties.

It was a beautiful evening with a reception featuring a a jazz vocal trio. Although my time was short, I did hear about some of the arts initiatives taking root in the city, each of which will enrich civic life and provide another route to economic development. Another Hapeville fact - Chick-fil-A’s first restaurant is located right in the center of town.

The screening venue, an 1894 church, has an interesting history of being moved twice within the city limits. It’s the oldest church structure standing in Hapeville and is a wonderful, intimate venue for a film screening
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