Lula, Georgia
Downtown Development Authority
 
Remembering the Past, Preparing for the Future

Welcome to Lula

"a friendly place to live and build a business"

The Lula DDA is dedicated to bringing people and business  to Downtown Lula. With this web page we will provide information about activities and events in Lula as well as support for our existing local businesses and new businesses as well. We hope you will join us by participating in these events and helping our Lula businesses to grow and thrive. Our town has easy access to Interstate Highways, rail, and airports. Sewer and water available on local properties.

Upcoming Events

There is always something
happening in Lula.


For More details go to the Lula Events and Festival page.

January 26. 2016 Historical Society Meeting. Old City Hall 7pm. More info 706-677-2016.
February 12th, 2016. Friday 7pm at the Lula Train Depot. Lula History discussion. Collecting old photos and telling tall tales. All welcome Call 706-677-2016 for info.
February 23, 2016 Historical Society Meeting. Old City Hall 7pm

March 28, 2016 Historical Society Meeting. Old City Hall 7pm

April, "Community Cleanup" 8AM , meet at Lula  Railroad Depot. 
April 26, 2016 Historical Society Meeting. Old City Hall 7pm

May- June, Blooming In LULA, Contest and Celebration!
Monday May 2, 2016, "SPRING CLEANING PICK UP DAY"
Call City Hall for Details and Limits.
First Thursday in May. National Prayer Day. 12 noon in Veteran's Park
Saturday  May 7, 2016, Some Gave All 5k Race 5 PM Rafe Banks Park. The events include a 5K road race beginning at 5:00pm and a 1 mile Freedom Run and Tot Trot at 6:00pm additional activities include a raffle, bouncy house for the children, face painting, rock wall, a US Army helicopter, military vehicles and displays, and much much more. Based on participation, we expect over 600 runners and as many as 2000 attendees. Contact: somegaveall5k@gmail.com  for more information. All proceeds will benefit the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation in Memory of Major Kevin M. Jenrette.
May 7, 2016 Jaemor Farms 3rd Annual Strawberry Festival Saturday 9am to 4pm. Contact Caroline 770-869-3999.
May 13, 2016 Strawberry Date Night Friday at Jaemor Farms at 7pm. Contact Caroline 770-869-3999.
May 14, 2016. Meaders' Pottery Spring Fest 10 am to 4 pm. If you like Handmade, this is the place to be. Pottery, Folk Art, Soaps, Furniture all handmade. Call Freda Wiley 770 540-5505.
Saturday May 14, 2016, Railroad Days Parade, 10AM followed by Festivities at the Lula Depot. This is the 40th year for Railroad Days and it promises to be bigger and better than ever! Parade information 770-869-3801. Call now to reserve booth space. Booth information 770-540-9335. This year will celebrate the 40th year of Railroad Days
May 24,2016 Historical Society Meeting. Old City Hall 7pm.
Monday May 30, 2016 Memorial Day , Veteran's Park.
 
Summer Canning Classes at Jaemor Farms. Call Caroline at 770-869-3999 to enroll.

June 18, 2016 ,
Saturday 5th Annual Classic Car Show - Rafe Banks Park. Entry fee $20. No Judging, peoples choice, top 27 plus Presidents Choice. BEST CHEVY, BEST FORD, BEST MOPAR, BEST PONTIAC, BEST ROD, UNDER CONSTRUCTION, RAT ROD. Entertainment and food available. Proceeds used to enhance the City through the Historical Society. Entry information 706 677-2016.

July 26, 2016 Historical Society Meeting. Old City Hall 7pm.
Usually July 16, 2016
Upick Blackberries at Jaemor Farms. Harvest time based maturity of blackberries. Call Caroline to confirm picking date. 770-869-3999.

August 6th or 13th depending on the Peach crop.  Peach Harvest Festival at Jaemor Farms. Call Caroline to check when the peaches are ripe 770-869-3999.
August 30, 2016 Historical Society Meeting. Old City Hall 7pm.

September
10th, 2016, Lula Fall Festival,  Theme is Arts and Crafts, Children's Activities. 2015 was a huge success and we will expand this year. This event will be promoted with every media outlet within 75 miles of Lula. Contact Chris at 706-677-2016 for more information or to let us know you will participate.
September 17th through November 6th. 11th Annual Corn Maze and Fall festivities at Jaemor Farms. Call Caroline at 770-869-3999 for a list of activities..
September 24th, 2016 Fall Date Night at Jaemor Farms. Call Caroline at 770-869-3999
September 27, 2016 Historical Society Meeting. Old City Hall 7pm.

October 1st, 2016. Georgia Folk Pottery Day. Crocker Pottery Kiln Opening. Pottery Sale begins promptly at 1:00 pm. (open til 3 pm) 6361 West County Line Road, Lula 30554. Call Michael Crocker 770-869-3160.
October 25, 2016 Historical Society Meeting. Old City Hall 7pm.

November
11thh, 2016 10 o'clock Veteran's Day Lula Veteran's Park 
November 24th, 2018. Thanksgiving and the beginning of the Christmas Season. Light up your house and downtown with Christmas Lights. Judging of lights will be December 11th.

December 3th, 2016 
Join us Saturday 
for our Christmas Parade and Christmas in the Park. Churches, Businesses and individuals give back to the Community. Christmas music provided by Churches and Schools. Get your float ready for the parade and come visit Santa in the Park. For Festival information call 706 677-2016. Parade information call 770-869-3801.
 December 10th, 2016 . Crocker Christmas Pottery Kiln Opening. Pottery Sale begins promptly at 1:00 pm. (open til 3 pm) 6361 West County Line Road, Lula 30554. Call Michael Crocker 770-869-3160.



Click on the NEWS AND EVENTS page to get more details.

We are always looking for new ideas and ways to
 improve our community. Please drop us a letter or
e-mail with your comments and suggestions.

 Lula Downtown Development Authority
P.O. Box 99, Lula, Georgia 30554

email: lusink@mindspring.com
Located in City Hall
6055 Main Street, Lula, Georgia 30554

 

Lula Activity and Plans

What's happenig
Lula Councilman Mordecai Wilson receives the prestigious Certificate of Achievement from Georgia Municipal Association's Annual Mayor's Day Conference. Congrats to Mordecai for your dedication and service to Lula.


Napolis Pizza is coming to town!
Opening before summer, this will be Napolis third restaurant and will be located on Athens Street next to Veteran's Park. Visit one of their restaurants in Flowery Branch or Oakwood to get a preview of coming attractions. www.napolispizzaga.com. 

Get ready for Railroad Days. May 14th. This is the 40th anniversary of Railroad Days and we plan to make it a festival to remember. Join in on the festivities. Booths are now being reserved and parade information is available. Call 770-869-3801.

Street Scape 2 is scheduled to be completed in March 2016. This section of our improvement plan starts at Veteran's Park and extends pass City Hall. This includes new sidewalks and a few new parking spaces.

Public Restrooms near completion.  This is located in the rear of the newly renovated Poole Building next to Veteran's Park.

Yard of the month. January. City Council selects the best and nicest residential yards each month in each of the five City districts. This month winners are:
Irene Schmidt
5364 Morgan Manor Drive
Johnny Brookshine
5705 Athens Street
James Winkler
6805 Belton Bridge Road
Edward Roach
5104 Nobhill Court
Buster Autry
6408 Fifth Street

Street Scape 3 is complete. This improvement includes new Main Street sidewalks and correcting the drainage problems. Carter Alley has been paved.  This is the area south of Athens Street to the Laundromat. Parallel parking has been provided in front of the buildings next to the sidewalks. Street Scape 1 was the completion of Veteran's Park and sidewalk  construction at the corner of Athens Street and Main Street

Rafe Banks Park
has been leased from Hall County for fifty years. Hall County closed the park in a budget cut. Our City has taken control of the Park and is making improvements. The parking lot has been resurfaced and a walking trail is being constructed.
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Kubota
is building a new manufacturing plant in the industrial park south of town. They plan to hire up to 650 employees. This will have a positive effect on our community.  Lanier Tech has purchased land at the corner of Howard Street. and I365 for their new campus.  Other developments in t
he same area are planned and will be announced in the near future . All of this development  has a very positive effect on Lula.

Insulation Company is finishing a 10,000 square foot expansion in their building.

Sewage and water is being investigated along GA-365 in the Lula area. The City would like to see development in this area.

A number of older homes are now being upgraded and remodeled. Our city is coming alive!

What's planned

The City is applying for a grant to build a nature trail and classroom in Rafe Banks Park.

Finish Street Scape 2, 4. 5. 6. and 7. Street Scape 2 has been funded  by SPLOSH   This project provides $250K for the construction of sidewalks and improvements including street lights and planters from Veteran's Park to City Hall.

Street Scape 4 thru 7 are hoped to be funded by the SPLOST tax. Because of the SPLOST tax the City has been able to operate without City Taxes. 
Street scape 4 Finish sidewalks and improvements from City Hall to School.
Street Scape 5 Sidewalks and improvements from Main Street across railroad to our Depot.
Street scape 6 Sidewalks and improvements from Depot to Rafe Banks Park.
Street scape 7 Sidewalks and improvements along Maiden Lane to new entrance to Park.

 SPLOST has been approved and Lula  anticipates revenues of almost two million dollars. These funds will be used for:
Roads, streets and trails $600,000;
Water and sewer infrastructure $1,000,000; 
Park and street scape $300,000.

Businesses in Lula

A number of new businesses have opened in Lula recently.  Check them out and support our local businesses. Go to Business Directory page on this site.


Community Centers

Lula Train Depot
located at Main Street and Athens Street. The building has almost 2000 sq ft of interior space with full kitchen, wrap around porch. The large seating area is available for $100 a day. Use of kitchen additional  $25. Use of outdoor stage area additional $25. 770-540-9335
https://www.facebook.com/pages/lula-train-depot-770-540-9335/208082879360899

Foothills Community Room 6102 Banks Street next to Lula Pharmacy. Seating for 80+ Great for parties, showers, Dinners, family reunions. 678-316-3720
www.facebook.com/foothillscommunityroom

Jaemor Barn Rental
GA-365 at Jaemor Farms Road. Seating up to 225. weddings, family reunions and much more. Call Judah or Stephanie at 770-869-3999. Visit www.jaemorfarms.com.

Maggie's Corner 1585 Hickory Flat Road. Dinner seating up to 80. 150 capacity. Company parties, weddings, reunions, family gatherings. 706-677-0094. www.maggiescorner.com. 

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