JeepFest Now Has a New Home
We have loved being in the heart of Jasper for the past 4 years. What we have not loved is knowing that we had to set everything up and tear everything down....every year. After meeting with the land owner this year, we all agreed that the impact on the commercial property had grown beyond what we could continue, so we set out for a new location. With a new lease that secured not only the 40+ acres spot for the event, but an additional 400 acres of trails......we are ready to watch JeepFest grow to the most amazing Jeep event in the country. Located only a few miles out of Jasper, all participants will still be able to utilize all of the local lodging, restaurants, and other great stores that Jasper has to offer, with a fraction of the traffic impact. We are confident that you are going to love it.
Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes
The purpose of Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes is to give our state's most at-risk children the love, safety, and structure needed to become mature, successful adults. In the late 1950's, many Georgia sheriffs became increasingly concerned about the growing number of abandoned, neglected, and abused children. They understood it was vital – not just for the children, but for our state – to give these disadvantaged youth the chance to grow up in a loving and safe home environment.
The Mission of the Sheriff’s Foundation is to provide humanitarian assistance to those who have been adversely affected by disaster, tragedy or misfortune and to invest in future generations of Pickens County citizens. For those who have experienced a disaster or other tragedy, Foundation funds can provide a warm motel room, a change of clothes, or necessary items until other agencies can step in and provide long-term assistance. To continue with life as normal as possible, the Foundation is also working with the Jasper Youth Sports Association to provided grants to students in need. In addition to providing aid to individuals in times of crisis, the Foundation wants to invest in the future of Pickens County. With the creation of the Scholarship Fund, the Sheriff’s Foundation partners with those students that receive perfect attendance throughout their high school career by providing scholarships to advance their education. Additional Scholarship opportunities exist for children that have overcome significant adversity during their educational career.