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Oh My Georgia Showcase

The acronym O.M.G. took on another meaning in Perry.

The first Oh My Georgia event was held at the Ga. National Fairgrounds.

The showcase included vendors from all over Georgia with products that were Georgia "grown".

From canned goods to handmade crafts there was something for everyone to enjoy, even dogs.

Event Director, Christine Price, says the purpose of the event is to create jobs and keep the money flowing throughout Georgia.

"There is 772,000 small businesses in Georgia. Of those over 500,000 are non-employee businesses. So if we can create a demand for the products and services for all those businesses that each one has to hire one person, then we've created half a million jobs in the state of Georgia, and we've kept all our money here at home," says Price.

While the Georgia Grown organization focuses more on the agricultural side, Price says Oh My Georgia deals, mixes and promotes the business and agricultural sides.

This is the first year the event has been held, but the organization is looking to hold it at least twice a year.


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