Christmas Pole Banners

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The latest pole banner in the Buy-A-Banner series has been approved by Lafayette City Council. The banner pictured above will be installed on the existing banner hardware in early November, and will be taken down in early January. These banners are funded with hotel/motel tax funds as they promote the annual Christmas parade.

The Buy-A-Banner program began in 2013 with 22 business sponsored pole banners. These banners measuring 30×72 inches are 2 sided and are sold 1 banner per business at $225 per banner. A Freedom Festival banner was added in the summer of 2014 and was displayed from May 31-Aug 2. The concept of the buy-a-banner program is to promote our downtown businesses & events through a rotating banner programs, where the banners are changed out every 2 months to keep things fresh. 1 special event banner set(such as the Christmas banner) will be added annually until the rotating schedule is complete.

15 additional business banners have been ordered bringing our total to 37 business sponsored banners. Thank you for all of your support!

Questions about the Buy-A-Banner program see any DDA member or contact Matthew Williams at

Little Free Library Project







The Downtown Development Authority in partnership with the City of Lafayette, Walker-Lafayette Library Teen Advisory Board & Randy Cumbee (Owner of Daddy & Me) will be building & installing 2 “Little Free Libraries” at Joe Stock Park & Lafayette Municipal Park.

The libraries will be stocked with surplus books from Walker-Lafayette library and will be stocked by the library teen advisory board. The theme of the project is “take a book, return a book”. Basically it is a free library where citizens may read a book while at the park, or take a book home with you, its free!

The Little Free Libraries will be dedicated in conjunction with United Way’s Read-A-Palooza at Joe Stock Park on Saturday, October 4th at 11am.

If you have any questions about the Little Free Library project, see any DDA member or contact Matthew Williams at





WorkSite Rx Employee Clinic

The City of Lafayette & Walker County are  joining to forces to provide medical care while saving on costs by combining services for their employees.

Beginning Tuesday, July 1st, 2014: Worksite Rx will be offering primary, preventive & urgent care & providing prescriptions for chronic care such as diabetes & hypertension. The new clinic will be located at 101 S. Duke Street, Lafayette, GA 30728. Hours will be Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm & on Friday’s from 8am-12pm. closed for lunch from 12pm-1pm.  If your an employee of the city or county and want to make an appointment, please call 706-638-1462.

Freedom Festival Banners

We are proud to announce the 2nd banner in our rotating banner schedule: Freedom Festival. The Downtown Development Authority began the Buy-A-Banner program in early 2014. The first banners were business sponsored and are known as the general pole banners. Over 22 banners were sponsored and were placed the 1st week of May 2014.  We are developing a rotating banner schedule with the general pole banner(business sponsored), Freedom Festival, Scare on the Square, Christmas Parade, etc with the idea being to change the seasonal banners every 2 months. It will take several years to complete the rotating banner schedule due to banner costs.

The general banners were business sponsored at a cost of $225 per banner, and we are taking orders for the next set of 20. All other banners are special event (aka: Freedom Festival) and will be funded thru hotel/motel tax funds as promotion.

The Freedom Festival banners were designed by MOSCA who produced the 1st set of banners. These banners were approved by City Council in April 2014. These banners will be placed around mid June and will be displayed until early August, when the general banners will be reinstalled.

City of LaFayette GA mockup 4-15-14

Buy-A-Banner Program

The Downtown Development Authority is proud to announce the Buy-A-Banner Program. The Buy-A-Banner will be featuring 30″x72″ tall pole banners placed on power poles beginning with installation on Main Street(hwy 27).

Banners will be sponsored by local  businesses, 1 banner per business. Banners are 2 sided. All businesses choosing to sponsor pole banners must be businesses licensed in the city of Lafayette. All business names will use the same font & style and will be allowed 2 lines for their business name(as shown). No symbols or seals will be allowed. All banners must be approved by the DDA board. Banners will be installed on random poles on Main Street(businesses do not get to select banner location).

This banner design was prepared by the DDA committee and is based on the view of Lafayette from Skyland heights. No banners will be ordered until a minimum of 20 banners have been reserved and  paid for by local businesses. Banner sponsorships will be $225 per business. This is not a fundraiser for the DDA, rather this is a project to add aesthetic appeal to the downtown area while helping to promote our local businesses. Banners & Banner installation hardware will be financed thru business sponsorships. Businesses choosing to sponsor a banner will be on the banner for 3 years. If the banners become damaged during this 3 year period, banners will be replaced at no cost to the businesses. Similar business sponsored pole banner programs are used in Statesboro, Georgia, Stillwater, Oklahoma and Urbana, Illinois just to name a few.

Additional pole banners will be added in the future with special event banners such as Freedom Fest, City Christmas Parade, Scare on the Square, etc. These special event banners will be financed thru Hotel/Motel Tax Funds. Due to the cost of pole banners & other tourism promotion only 1 special event banner will be added per year beginning with Freedom Fest banner this summer. Once all special event banners are ordered(over a span of 4 years) all banners will be on a rotating schedule as seen  below.

Jan 1-Feb 28 General Pole Banner    March 1-April 15 Easter Egg hunt Banner

April 16-May 30 General Pole Banner May 30-July 31 Freedom Fest Banner

Aug 1- Sep 30 General Pole Banner   Oct 1-Nov 15 Scare on the Square Banner

Nov 15-12/31 Christmas Parade Banner

Businesses that are interested in sponsoring a banner should see any DDA member or email or just for questions.



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