The Helen Chamber of Commerce recently announced the cancellation of its nightly Oktoberfest celebration in the Festhalle due to COVID-19 restrictions, but city government and the rest of the town are gearing up to celebrate the town’s largest annual event beginning this week.
Recently, Habersham County resident and area businesswoman Celena Iam presented the idea of a skateboard park to the Helen City Commission.
Despite the cancellation of the Helen Chamber of Commerce’s 50th Oktoberfest festivities in the Festhalle, city officials say Helen’s restaurants, shops, hotels and amusements will be open and offering Oktoberfest fun for visitors beginning in September.
Helen, the Alpine Village in White County that draws some three million tourists each year, will add two officers thanks to a 75/25 federal grant.
The Helen City Commission approved the first consideration of its proposed Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget, which is the same as the approved budget for FY2019-20.
The annual Shriners Parade in Helen is set for next month – at least for the moment – while the city won’t hold its annual July fireworks showcase.
The City of Helen will be conducting a smoke test on the sewer system in the Innsbruck Community for the next few weeks.