JMA News


2019-2020 New Year’ Eve – Congratulations to Michelle Buttimer, the Winner of our 55” Big Screen TV raffle! Another fun New Year’s Eve, beautiful weather, and a great party downtown on Main Street in Jasper. We had food vendors, a big screen tv giveaway, and DJ Dano live on stage. Our ball was generously donated by Devereaux Design, and truck use donated by North Cherokee Electric.


2019 JMA Annual Christmas Party and Meeting
We had the JMA Christmas party this evening. Thanks to all that came. Election of officers also took place. L to R: Geoff Chalk- Treasurer, Mike DeGolier- Vice President, Haley Bouchie- President, Krista Kelley- Secretary, and Chris Shelley- Member at Large. Lots of new and exciting things happening in the next term, so stay tuned!

JMA 2020 Board Members


2019 Night of Lights Christmas Parade
Photos and Video Thanks to KnowPickens.com
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 Night of Lights Parade.
Congratulations to the following winners:

1st Place – Ag-Pro of Jasper
2nd Place – Inspire Entertainment Co.
3rd Place – First Baptist Church Youth Group
Best of Show – Pride of Pickens Band

You can watch the video of the entire parade on KnowPickens Youtube:


Winners of the 2019 BOOWHO? Scarecrow Contest
Business Category
1st – Lollidrops
2nd – Mac Mechanical Services
3rd – Green Acres 515

Churches/Groups/Large Organizations
1st – First Baptist Church of Jasper Youth Group
2nd – Pickens County Tag Office
3rd – Refuge Baptist Church Youth Group


2019 Annual Easter Egg Hunt a Success!
Even though we had to move inside at the Pickens County Rec Center due to rain, we had a great turnout. Thanks to Hillside Community Church for sponsoring and volunteering.


2018 New Year’ Eve – Congratulations to Alyssa Michaels, the Winner of our 55” Big Screen TV raffle!
New Year’s Eve was much warmer than last year, with a bit of rain, but we had a great party downtown on Main Street in Jasper. We had food vendors, a big screen tv giveaway, along with DJ Dano live on stage. Our ball was generously donated by Devereaux Design, and truck use donated by North Cherokee Electric.


2018 Night of Lights Christmas Parade
Video Thanks to KnowPickens.com
Congratulations to the following for the 12th Annual Night of Lights Parade

1st Place: Trinity Tabernacle
2nd Place: Angels on Horseback
3rd Place: Tie
Devil’s Shadow Haunted Hayride
United Country – Talking Rock Realty

Best of Show: Pickens High School – all groups
Pride of Pickens Band, PHS Football Team, PHS Cheerleaders


Winners of the 2018 BOOWHO? Scarecrow Contest
Business Category
1st – Elite Jewelry
2nd – Mac Mechanical Services
3rd – Sharp Mountain Graphics

Churches/Groups/Large Organizations
1st – NorthStar Educational
2nd – First Baptist Church of Jasper Youth Group
3rd – Pickens County Tax Commisioner’s Office


JMA Annual Easter Egg Hunt a Success!

Video Thanks to KnowPickens.com


New Year’ Eve – Congratulations to Justin Ray, the Winner of our 55” Big Screen TV raffle!
2017 TV Raffle Winner Justin RayNew Year’s Eve was frigid, with temps into the teens, but we had a great party downtown on Main Street Jasper. There were food vendors, merchandise, a bounce house, a selfie booth, big screen tv giveaway, along with DJ Dano live on stage. We had a ball drop at midnight, provided by Devereaux Designs, as well as showing the live event from New York City on the big inflatable screen.


11th Annual Night of Lights – Parade of Lights
Winners 2017We had a great 11th Annual Night of Lights – Parade of Lights Christmas Event tonight. So many people need to be thanked for helping put this event on and making it come together and happen for all to have such a wonderful time, celebrating the Christmas spirit. The parade had some very wonderful and some truly exceptional entries in this year’s “Candyland” themed event. Those that entered into the parade and went after the “Best in Theme” and the “Best in Show” were truly inspirational.

The WINNERS for BEST IN THEME are as follows:
1st Place — Devereux Designs
2nd Place — Community Christian Fellowship
3rd Place — Refuge Baptist Church

The WINNER for BEST IN SHOW which is based on your Crowd Engagement and Crowd Response to you along the parade route goes to:
PRIDE OF PICKENS HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND

Thanks again to all of you that entered and was a part of this year’s Parade of Lights. It was an awesome parade and everyone was great. The kids really enjoyed it.
Thanks to KnowPickens.com for the picture.


Back to School Supply Drive
UPDATE: We collected enough money, backpacks and supplies to get 41 backpacks and lots of supplies for the children of Pickens County! Thank you all for helping!!! We look forward to beating this number in 2018 so keep us in mind again next year.


2016 – 10th Anniversary for the Jasper Merchants Association Night of Lights – Parade of Lights Celebration in downtown Jasper, Georgia
Parade winners:
1st – First Baptist of Jasper Club 456
2nd – Devereaux Designs Inc
3rd – Keep Pickens Beautiful
Best in Show – Aces Youth Home

Twas the Night Before Christmas read by Lawton Baggs.
O Holy Night sung by Paige Fry Neill with Low Dough Show before the lighting of the Christmas tree by James Thomason and other Home Free cast. Co-Grand Marshal’s Jackson Leake and Jess Sutton.
See the full parade video on our Video page


2016 – Trick or Treat on Main Street
View Photos Here on Facebook

2016 – The Zombie Walk Jasper Costume Contest
View the Winners on Facebook


5th Annual Boo-Who Scarecrow Contest, October 2016
Winning Scarecrows can be seen on Facebook


C. Shelley Repair has opened their new office at 38 Wall Street in downtown Jasper! Stop by to say hello to Chris and Krista and see how they can help you grow your business! Visit them online.


Essay Contest Winner Madi PittsT-Mobile and the Jasper Merchants Association want to CONGRATULATE the WINNER of the “How I Would Change The World” Essay Contest = MADI PITTS

Jasper Middle School 8th Grader – Madi Pitts won the T-Mobile Alcatel ONETOUCH Pop 7 LTE that came with 200mb of data for life. Madi’s winning essay was seen in the Pickens Progress and online on the JMA’s Facebook pages in October.
View the essays here on Facebook.


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