Monday, August 18, 2008

Hazzard in the Hills: An overview

It was a great time on Saturday at the first-ever Hazzard in the Hills event, hosted by avid "Dukes of Hazzard" fan Chad Fullerton of northern Georgia. Set in the lovely "Alpine Village" of Helen, Georgia, the one-day event featured special guest Sonny ("Deputy Enos Strate") Shroyer signing autographs for fans and taking an honored seat in the parade down the main street of town. Also meeting and greeting were Tom Sarmento of the Hazzard County Stunt Team, authors Jon Holland and that silly redhead chick we know, Billie Rae Bates, as well as Don Schisler, transportation director for the series' first five episodes here in Georgia and a man who was instrumental in the choice of that fabulous Dodge Charger as the General Lee (see our October 17, 2007 post for more on Mr. Schisler).

Today on the BRBTV News Blog we offer you a photo glimpse of the fun, and it's part 1 of 2. Tune in tomorrow, because we'll have more, including a tidbit or two on Don Schisler!

Kindly host Chad Fullerton takes to the microphone to welcome folks to the Hazzard in the Hills event. Chad worked hard for many months to make this event a reality, and he was certainly blessed to be able to hold it in the sweet community of Helen.

It's not every day you see that rascally Boss Hogg in a crowd, but not only did the event feature one of him, it had a Hazzard County sheriff or two walking around, as well!

A parade of classic cars, with Sonny Shroyer as the guest of honor, made its way down the main street of Helen at noon.

Photos by Billie Rae Bates / BRBTV

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