Above a jeep crosses obstacles set up for the 2012 Sheriff's Jeepfest. Organizers are seeking materials to use for this year's course.
Organizers for the second annual Pickens Sheriff's JeepFest, September 6th-8th, are looking for raw materials to build obstacles for the four-wheeled participants to crawl over.
Primary among the needs are concrete chunks or old culverts and telephone poles. The organizers said they have discussed with the city of Jasper using of the rocks that are available at the Cove Creek quarry for the fall event, but it may prove easier to make the obstacles with man-made materials.
Anyone that has anything they think will make a good obstacle, call Sheriff Donnie Craig at 706-253-8902. Last year the event saw more than 400 jeeps roll into town and raised more than $50,000 for the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes. This year, Sheriff Craig said they are seeing more early registrations and interest and believe the September event will be even larger.
See video from last year's event. Courtesy of Xstream Videos.