On May 31, climb aboard a luxury cruise boat on Lake Oconee for an afternoon of Rock Hawk Talk, history, stories and tales surrounding Lake Oconee. Local historian Larry Moore and Georgia Power Lake Resources Manager Scott Hendricks will once again explore the archeological sites, history and culture of Lake Oconee including some of the mysterious 3,000 archaeological sites hidden by the lake, prehistoric ceremonial sites, early historical plantations, as well as Wallace Dam and the Oconee Wildlife Management Area.
The Rock Hawk Talk Cruise tour will be from 1 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 31. The cruise will depart for a two hour round-trip. (A rain date has been reserved for June 7 with a slight variation in time; from noon – 2 p.m.)
Rock Hawk Talk fundraiser tickets are $50 and are on sale now. Tickets will include hors d'oeuvres and one drink ticket, a cash bar is also available. There will be history mystery prizes, Oconee Valley history/archaeology books, and a raffle of a 400 million year-old Trilobite marine fossil and a beautiful hand carved eagle/ hawk head hiking stick. Only 40 tickets will be sold on a first come/first serve basis. Please notify Bonnie Simmons (706-485-7701, firstname.lastname@example.org) which tour time you would prefer as well as how many tickets you need. Preferable payment is a check, which you can drop in the mail to the Chamber of Commerce at P.O. Box 4088, Eatonton, GA 31024. Checks need to be made payable to HPSBC (much shorter that Historic Piedmont Scenic Byway Corporation).
The Rock Hawk Talk Cruise is presented by Historic Piedmont Scenic Byway Corp. as a fundraiser for Lake Oconee’s Rock Hawk Effigy, Museums, Educational Trails & Park. Tickets always sell out fast.