Biz Buzz • Dianne Lively Yost
Let’s Get Ready To Party Y’all! Momma’s havin’ a low country boil party out by the barn to celebrate her newest batch of White Lightnin’! It’s a masterpiece! A masterpiece I tell ya! Honey this is gonna be a throw-down! PawPaw’s out on the Gulf of Mexico right smack this minute fishin’ up the seafood! Ding Dang! Hold up y’all and let’s listen to the weather report! What the? PawPaw’s gonna have to get the Heck Outta Dodge! There’s a big storm brewin’! Talk ‘bout Deadliest Catch! Lord Have Mercy! Momma’s havin’ a spell! Somebody get the smellin’ salts! Shoot Fire! I reckon we’ll have to postpone Momma’s shindig til we can scare up some fresh seafood! I know . . . I know! It’s gonna be all right! Now don’t take it so hard y’all!
I’m talkin’ stop cryin’ cause Dixie Seafood is flat fixin’ to open up shop right smack here in downtown Madison next to the Morgan County Courthouse on Hancock Street in the old Madison Produce building! Madisonians Kevin Power and Lori Sheldon of Madison plan to sell fresh, fresh, fresh seafood from the Georgia and Gulf Coasts! Shrimp! Lobster! Grouper! Crab! Special Orders! You name it! Honey they’ve even got a fisherman from Eatonton who’s gonna get us some Georgia catfish! Plus they’re gonna sell a low country boil kit with all the fixins! And, Kevin says they’re gonna sell some unique seafood spices too! Can you say FRESH? Yes! I’m so flat excited especially since seafood is so good for you and is sooo delish! Anyhow, their preliminary plans are for the shop to be open Wednesdays through Saturdays and it will open for business in late September. Got a sneak peek at the logo and it’s really clever! Can’t wait! Keep watchin’ the Buzz for updates!
Hey and speakin’ of a party . . . The Festival of Friends event to benefit Morgan Memorial Hospital is Saturday complete with cocktail party and silent auction before a series of individual dinner parties! Talk ‘bout fun! But, the real speculation is focused on the silent auction and on one particular item: The Talkin’ Hotdog! Momma flat wants it so y’all better not try and get it from her! Anyhow, the talkin’ hotdog item was started by Madisonian Chris Lambert who got the hotdog as a gift from her daughter. Anyhow whoever gets it at the silent auction gets it with strings attached! Accordin’ to last year’s talkin’ hotdog winner Ginger Gardner the winner: Cannot give the talkin’ hotdog away, Must donate back to the auction the followin’ year, and must give a hotdog party prior to the Festival of Friends event with all of the previous owners! I hear tell Ginger just the party and honey ain’t no one tellin’ nothin’ ‘bout what went on! So y’all head over to the silent auction and get that ding dang talkin’ hotdog!
This just in. the Spa at the James Madison is now offering select treatments from Serendipity Medspa! They’re booking appointments in Madison every two weeks! Call the Sap at 706-342-7000!
Shhhhh! Now y’all didn’t flat hear it from me but word on the street is that a local developer is flat tryin’ to get us one of them Steak ‘n Shake restaurants in Madison on Eatonton Road over near the Cracker Barrel! I flat heard it at the Madison City Council meetin’! Plus another developer came into the Citizen the other day gettin’ his subscription to the Georgia’s Best Weekly Newspaper and he said he’s trying to lure two to three more fast good chains to our fab city! I’ll keep all y’all updated so keep watchin’ the Citizen for more intel!
Madisonian Ron Erwin is a ding dang winner! That’s right y’all! He flat won a $20 gift card from the Madison ChopHouse Grille for sendin’ in the correct answers to the Citizen Crossword puzzle! Congrats Ron!
That’s it y’all! But trust me: There sure is a lot of Biz Buzz chatter goin’ on all round town so be sure to tune it! And remember: You’re all invited back next week to this locality to have a heapin’ helpin’ of Citizen hospitality. Biz Buzz that is. Set a spell. Take your shoes off. Y’all come back now, ya hear?
Printed in the August 16, 2012 edition