Tyrone Founders Day Experience

Well if you didn’t come out to the Tyrone Founders Day, you missed out on an amazing experience. As Tyrone celebrated another year of existence, they started off their day by having a parade starting from the Tyrone Police Department Station and ended at Handley Park for the fair.

The parade began with the Sandy Creek High School ROTC and ended with the newly elected county commissioner, Charles Rousseau. During the parade, there were several floats with several Sandy Creek students and alumni, including our reigning Miss Sandy Creek, Ellie Klarl. As different floats passed by, you got a chance to see candidates for mayor and the different companies in the community and how to get into contact with them. The parade ended at the Tyrone fair where you had food, booths, music, and even rides for children 5 and younger.

A lot of the business that were at the fair were from towns such as Fairburn or even as far out as Alpharetta. The fair began with you walking past vendors then going through the food section of it all. They had a funnel cake stand, a smoothie stand, your Sandy Creek Patriots football team had a booth setup, and there was even a barbecue stand with amazing rib tips. There were performances by different groups and even Sandy Creek Alumni, Jerrell Melton and Courtney Justice, got to perform a few original pieces.

β€œIt was fun and a great opportunity to see what is going in the community,” said James Vance of Fayetteville.