New Year’s resolutions at Geranium Drop

By Jason A. Smith
Times Correspondent

Rainy weather didn’t stop everyone from coming to downtown McDonough to celebrate the beginning of a new year.

The city got 2017 going with the sixth annual Geranium Drop celebration Saturday night on the Square.

Following opening remarks by Mayor Billy Copeland, weather conditions in the city kept crowds lower than normal throughout the night. But, those who managed to stick around for the occasion were treated to an evening of music and food for an event that has become a tradition for the area.

Lindsey Fowler of Griffin attended the Geranium Drop and shared her New Year’s resolution with the Times. Special photo

“We probably had a couple hundred people brave the drizzling rain to ring in the new year,” said Christy Collier, tourism director for McDonough Hospitality & Tourism. “This was the first time we had a rainy Geranium Drop. I was happy to see so many awesome people come out and join us this year. This year we brought in the new year singing in the rain.”

Several downtown restaurants offered specials on food and drinks throughout the night. The event was made possible with support from the City of McDonough, the Main Street McDonough Program, McDonough Arts and Delta Plumbing.

Some of those in attendance were asked to share their New Year’s resolutions with The Henry County Times. Here’s what they had to say:

Kara Hurd of McDonough (with fiancé Cody Pevler) – “I want to save money for our wedding.”

Claude Hurd of McDonough – “For everything to come back around better.”

Scott Slack of McDonough – “To be a better person.”

Lindsey Fowler of Griffin – “To better myself and find out who I am.”

Daniel Whitton of McDonough – “To have a great year with the family.”