PICKENS, Ga. — The City of Jasper has approved plans to close Stegall Drive to traffic on Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. The road will stay closed to accommodate events planned by Pendley Creek Brewing Co. and the Jasper Rotary Club.
Together, the Rotary Clubs of Jasper, Towne Lake, Canton, and Woodstock have planned an event for Oct. 21 to raise funds for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Cindy DeMaio, who represented the Rotary Clubs at the city council meeting, noted that this event will help bring several communities into Jasper. She requested that the road be closed to space the event out, in hopes to provide better opportunities for social distancing. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Pendley Creek Brewing Co. and be catered by LC Tacos & Margaritas
Pendley Creek Brewing Company has also begun planning their own, independent event to take place during the same weekend. Although specifics have not been confirmed, they requested to show a family friendly movie, provide music, and have food vendors during the event. Owner Pam Briordy says details should be available in the coming week, but is currently scheduled to take place on Oct. 23.
Jasper City Council initially agreed to close Stegall Drive during the Rotary Club event; however, Councilman Kirk Raffield proposed to keep the road closed throughout the entire weekend. He says it will provide the city with an opportunity to see how the area works during events, when the road is closed. Agreeing, the city council unanimously agreed to shut down the road, on the condition that the Pickens County Board of Education also approved.
Stegall Drive will be closed to traffic beginning 6 p.m. on Oct. 21, will stay closed through the weekend, and will reopen as usual on the Monday morning of Oct. 25.