North Georgia Mountain Day Trips: Helen

North Georgia Mountain Day Trips: Helen

There are 9 comments on the www.associatedcontent.com story from Sep 26, 2009, titled North Georgia Mountain Day Trips: Helen. In it, www.associatedcontent.com reports that:

Gas prices are up. The unemployment rate is up. The foreclosure rate is up. So what's down? The distance that many people these days are going for vacations.

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ParrotHead

Jefferson, GA

#1 Sep 27, 2009
Enjoyed your story ,Day Trip to Helen. One event that was left out is the Helen to the Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race which is held the first weekend in June.

Since: Jan 09

United States

#2 Sep 28, 2009
My last trip to Helen was more like a visit to a KKK rally ! Two years ago, my annual birthday trip to helen was supposed to be a great day of good food and beer ! While at Fest Hall for the afternoon, the bands were playing and people were dancing. Then, the band went into a medly of "SOUTHERN" numbers--ending up with DIXIE being played for almost 5 minutes. To our suprise, at the table for the "dignataries" were several flags rolled up. A conga line began with the flags ubfurled--Confederate flags--and the line marched around the room waving those flags in our faces ! There were several black families--mostly military and some in uniform-- in the audience and the look on their faces was terrifying ! I could just envision the Nazi troopers marching in at any moment, so we left--fearing a riot could break out ! I voiced my complaint and concerns to the sponsors of the event and was basically told that if I didn't like it, too bad--so, This White Boy WILL NEVER RETURN TO SUCH A RACIST TOWN !! My birthday celebration this year will be somewhere in Atlanta--along with my friends--both black and white !!
Forrest Gump

United States

#4 Apr 19, 2013
They was just riding around on their horses in their bed sheets trying to scare people...

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#5 Apr 20, 2013
rollerboy wrote:
My last trip to Helen was more like a visit to a KKK rally ! Two years ago, my annual birthday trip to helen was supposed to be a great day of good food and beer ! While at Fest Hall for the afternoon, the bands were playing and people were dancing. Then, the band went into a medly of "SOUTHERN" numbers--ending up with DIXIE being played for almost 5 minutes. To our suprise, at the table for the "dignataries" were several flags rolled up. A conga line began with the flags ubfurled--Confederate flags--and the line marched around the room waving those flags in our faces ! There were several black families--mostly military and some in uniform-- in the audience and the look on their faces was terrifying ! I could just envision the Nazi troopers marching in at any moment, so we left--fearing a riot could break out ! I voiced my complaint and concerns to the sponsors of the event and was basically told that if I didn't like it, too bad--so, This White Boy WILL NEVER RETURN TO SUCH A RACIST TOWN !! My birthday celebration this year will be somewhere in Atlanta--along with my friends--both black and white !!
People who hate the South are never missed at a party in Georgia. I don't care for Helen because it now seems like a big foreign Walmart.
Eric 2016

Jefferson, GA

#6 Apr 20, 2013
rollerboy wrote:
My last trip to Helen was more like a visit to a KKK rally ! Two years ago, my annual birthday trip to helen was supposed to be a great day of good food and beer ! While at Fest Hall for the afternoon, the bands were playing and people were dancing. Then, the band went into a medly of "SOUTHERN" numbers--ending up with DIXIE being played for almost 5 minutes. To our suprise, at the table for the "dignataries" were several flags rolled up. A conga line began with the flags ubfurled--Confederate flags--and the line marched around the room waving those flags in our faces ! There were several black families--mostly military and some in uniform-- in the audience and the look on their faces was terrifying ! I could just envision the Nazi troopers marching in at any moment, so we left--fearing a riot could break out ! I voiced my complaint and concerns to the sponsors of the event and was basically told that if I didn't like it, too bad--so, This White Boy WILL NEVER RETURN TO SUCH A RACIST TOWN !! My birthday celebration this year will be somewhere in Atlanta--along with my friends--both black and white !!
Who gives a sheet where you have your multicult b**chday party. Oh aren't you so special that the whole town of Helen, Georgia will just not know what to do with itsel now that you won't be visiting anymore. boo-hoo, waaa-waaa. I feel Helen's pain.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#9 Jan 13, 2014
rollerboy wrote:
My last trip to Helen was more like a visit to a KKK rally ! Two years ago, my annual birthday trip to helen was supposed to be a great day of good food and beer ! While at Fest Hall for the afternoon, the bands were playing and people were dancing. Then, the band went into a medly of "SOUTHERN" numbers--ending up with DIXIE being played for almost 5 minutes. To our suprise, at the table for the "dignataries" were several flags rolled up. A conga line began with the flags ubfurled--Confederate flags--and the line marched around the room waving those flags in our faces ! There were several black families--mostly military and some in uniform-- in the audience and the look on their faces was terrifying ! I could just envision the Nazi troopers marching in at any moment, so we left--fearing a riot could break out ! I voiced my complaint and concerns to the sponsors of the event and was basically told that if I didn't like it, too bad--so, This White Boy WILL NEVER RETURN TO SUCH A RACIST TOWN !! My birthday celebration this year will be somewhere in Atlanta--along with my friends--both black and white !!
Helen, GA is in Dixie, if you don't like the tune Delta is ready when you are.
Soooooooweeeeee

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Jan 13, 2014
lighteredknot wrote:
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Helen, GA is in Dixie, if you don't like the tune Delta is ready when you are.
The best line in Dixie is "look away, look away!"

It's so damn crappy down there some hillbilly wrote a song telling people the best thing to do.
Blue Ridge

Morganton, GA

#11 Mar 18, 2014
rollerboy wrote:
My last trip to Helen was more like a visit to a KKK rally ! Two years ago, my annual birthday trip to helen was supposed to be a great day of good food and beer ! While at Fest Hall for the afternoon, the bands were playing and people were dancing. Then, the band went into a medly of "SOUTHERN" numbers--ending up with DIXIE being played for almost 5 minutes. To our suprise, at the table for the "dignataries" were several flags rolled up. A conga line began with the flags ubfurled--Confederate flags--and the line marched around the room waving those flags in our faces ! There were several black families--mostly military and some in uniform-- in the audience and the look on their faces was terrifying ! I could just envision the Nazi troopers marching in at any moment, so we left--fearing a riot could break out ! I voiced my complaint and concerns to the sponsors of the event and was basically told that if I didn't like it, too bad--so, This White Boy WILL NEVER RETURN TO SUCH A RACIST TOWN !! My birthday celebration this year will be somewhere in Atlanta--along with my friends--both black and white !!
Playing Dixie and waving Confederate Flag does not constitute Racism. I think you constitute racism for saying that it does.
Blue Ridge

Morganton, GA

#12 Mar 18, 2014
lighteredknot wrote:
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People who hate the South are never missed at a party in Georgia. I don't care for Helen because it now seems like a big foreign Walmart.
Not anymore. Went there today and the town was closed UP, or is it DOWN? One sandwich shop/bakery was open. Either the businesses were Closed or buildings For Rent?? I've never seen it like this. Even the Deer Lodge, that closes for winter, opened March 6 !

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