Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Celebration of Fireworks Over Toccoa planned for March 30

Fireworks Over Toccoa author Jeffrey Stepakoff records audio for a podcast sponsored by AM 630 WNEG Radio and Main Street Toccoa. The podcast will feature eight stops that inspired Stepakoff in downtown Toccoa.

Toccoa will be celebrating the nation-wide release of Fireworks Over Toccoa at several events, starting in the early morning hour of March 30 and ending with a fireworks show at Toccoa Elementary in the evening.

Early birds will able to purchase the first copies of the novel at [ash-lings] Booksellers on Doyle Street in historic downtown Toccoa. The bookstore will open at 11:00 p.m. on March 29 and close at 1 a.m. on March 30. [ash-lings] will have Mexican Coke-a-Cola on hand, and author Jeffrey Stepakoff will be signing books.

From 7 to 9 a.m. Stepakoff will be conducting interviews via Skype at the Rebel Café. He will then meet with the Friends of the Library and the Toccoa Woman’s Literary Club at Simmons-Bond Inn at 9:30 a.m.

During lunch, Stepakoff will be signing books at the Currahee Military Museum (pre-ordered books can be picked up as early as 9 a.m.). Hot dogs, chips and drinks from Sosobee’s Hotdogs will be available for $5.00 from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Vintage Vocals will be singing.
At 2 p.m., Stepakoff will be signing books at Troup’s Studio and Gold Crown Hallmark on Doyle Street. At 3:30, he’ll be at AM 630 WNEG Radio to officially release the podcast detailing his thoughts on downtown Toccoa as it relates to the novel.

During supper, Stepakoff will be at the Cornerstone Restaurant on Doyle Street. Tickets are $15 each and should be purchased in advance at the restaurant. Supper includes salad, entrée, and beverage. Call 706.282.7771 for more information. Vintage Vocals will provide entertainment.
At 7:30 p.m. come to Toccoa Elementary to see the fireworks show.

The program will be held in the back upper parking lot of Toccoa Elementary School (outside the school cafeteria). The Toccoa Falls College Jazz Band and the Vintage Vocals will perform. Mayor Bob Troup and Stepakoff will speak. Fireworks will begin at dusk. Pawnee Street will be closed to traffic from Short to North Pond Streets. Parking will be available on Savannah, Tugalo, and Pond Streets from Toccoa Elementary School to Tugalo Street.

For more information, visit www.MainStreetToccoa.com/fireworks or call 706.282.3309.