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Good Shepherd hosts Grits and Granola Sept 8

BY BARBARA SCHNEIDER
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Save the date—and your appetite—for Grits and Granola on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame to benefit Dawson County’s Good Shepherd Clinic.

This year’s Grits and Granola celebrates Good Shepherd’s Sept. 9, 2009 founding and 10 years of providing healthcare services to uninsured residents of Dawson County who meet financial guidelines.

Kristie Myers and Elaine Laney, co-chairs for Grits and Granola 2019, encourage the Big Canoe community to support Good Shepherd by enjoying a gourmet meal surrounded by vintage cars with an exciting history at Georgia’s Racing Hall of Fame.

The Grits and Granola menu includes garden fresh gazpacho, butter toasted avocado bruschetta, fresh seasonal fruit, mixed greens salad with zesty lime vinaigrette, cheesy hash browned casserole, eggs Benedict on grilled English muffins with housemade hollandaise, mile-high stuffed French toast with fresh berries, brown sugar bacon with a kick, Tam’s “Best of Forsyth” shrimp and grits with andouille sausage, fresh yogurt parfaits with housemade granola and creme brulee made to order.

For ticket information, contact: Steve Melching at 678-360-3712 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. A table sponsorship is $500 and includes 4 tickets. Individual tickets remain at $50 per person.   

Enjoy a good meal for a good cause

Good Shepherd Clinic is committed to “striving to make Dawson County a better place by providing healthcare for those who have none.”

 Many Dawson County residents are uninsured, lacking the resources to provide for the own and/or their family’s healthcare needs. Good Shepherd, as a “free clinic” brings together volunteer healthcare professionals and other community volunteers to offer free health care to the uninsured people in their community.

“Care is made possible through the donation of goods and services, community contributions, financial donations, and volunteers,” according to https://www.goodshepherddawsonco.org Good Shepherd Clinic of Dawson County, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is a free clinic and member of the Georgia Charitable Care Network.

Good Shepherd provides non-emergency health services at no cost to uninsured residents of Dawson County who meet certain income requirements. The clinic accomplishes this through the use of volunteer health professionals and community volunteers, along with partnerships with other health providers.

Good Shepherd Clinic of Dawson County is staffed 100% by volunteers.

Big Canoe residents who volunteer at GSC: include Dr. Dick Ryder, Dr. Ed Dyckman, Sue Dyckman, Dr. Bob Anderson, Dr. Pat Reed, Linda Reed and John D’Antonio.

 Free services provided at Good Shepherd Clinic include:

  • General medical, non-emergent care
  • Women's wellness screening
  • Prescription assistance programs for medication prescribed by clinic practitioners
  • Information, referral and advocacy for health and support services

Good Shepherd Clinic of Dawson County is located at 200 Dawson Commons Circle, Suite 220, Dawsonville, GA 30534. Call (706) 429-9914

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