ECAA Roundup 11/12/2021

November 12, 2021

Homestead Education Center Update
The period of public comment is beginning for the Elizabeth Parks and Recreation Department’s development of Casey Jones Park. The Homestead Education Center is evolving with the project, which you can learn more about at: https://elizabethpr.com/rec-center-project. What can you do? Follow the link, read the information, and submit your support for the project and specifically the inclusion of the HEC. What if you don’t live in the district? You will still have future access to the facilities there and you can comment. Everyone should ask their friends to support the project as well. This is the grass roots support we need to make the HEC happen.

Bee Talk
Basic beekeeping courses will teach you about the ways bees will communicate through dance and pheromones, but did you know that bees also use sound to communicate. A recent study explores the complex communication used by bees – including vibroacoustic communication – used by bees when their hives are under attack by hornets. Check it out at:  https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.211215.

Baking to Build Community
Do you dream about holiday baking? Do you love the idea of a community Christmas event? We are looking for bakers to share their favorite Christmas cookies at the Elizabeth Christmas tree lighting on December 4th. You can bake or serve or both! Donations at the event will benefit ECAA and the food banks. Email Sheila.zuschek@elbertcountyagalliance.org if you are interested.

Support Local Crafters and the Elbert Women’s Club
Head out to Elbert this weekend and support the Elbert Woman’s Club at their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m. Don’t miss those famous apple dumplings and crafts that make wonderful holiday gifts. The bazaar will be held in two locations the Russell Gates Building and the Elbert High School Gym.

Member Voting Results
Welcome and congratulations to Wendy Walp who was elected ECAA’s treasurer. Many of you know Wendy from her many volunteer activities around the county. We are so fortunate to have her as part of our board. Also, the two ballot initiatives amending the bylaws were adopted. The revised bylaws are available online at: https://elbertcountyagalliance.org/amended-bylaws-november-1-2021.

Learn about Wine Technology
If you are curious about how wine is made and the technology behind it, check out AARP’s webinar on November 17th at 7:00 p.m. To register go to: https://onlinexperiences.com/scripts/Server.nxp?LASCmd=AI:4;F:QS!10100&ShowUUID=B556199D-39F8-4561-B2D7-057E0A725238&LangLocaleID=1033.

The agritourism group is developing a list of local agritourism businesses as well as businesses that support or benefit from agritourism. This list will be used to develop a directory. If you would like to be on the list go to: https://forms.gle/3UJfs5tjFQBLxszM8 to add your business. Feel free to forward the link. If you are interested in joining the agritourism group the next meeting will be November 13th at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom. Send an email to Sheila.zuschek@elbertcountyagalliance.org if you would like to be added to the distribution list.

Have announcements or classifieds that should be included in the next Roundup? Send them to news@elbertcountyagalliance.org