Concert This Weekend Benefitting Albermarle Restoration

November 6, 2013

A group’s effort to restore a downtown Toccoa landmark continues.

Revitalizing Community Partners of Northeast Georgia is a non-profit group that is currently working on restoring the old Hotel Albermarle at the corner of Tugalo and Alexander Streets in downtown Toccoa.

Linda Scofield is with the group.

She said that a lot of work has taken place inside the building since May.

“Back in the 60s or 70s, it was turned into apartments, so we are actually in there taking down walls to find the old ballroom, lobby, lounge, and wrap-around porch,” said Scofield.

Scofield said the group has received a lot of support for its efforts locally and from other places.

To help raise more money for the restoration, Revitalizing Community Partners of Northeast Georgia is holding two live concerts this weekend.

The concert is Saturday at 5 p.m. at Currahee Vineyards.

Scofield said the line-up includes both local and national artists.

According to Scofield, Becky Hobbs and Benita Hill from Nashville will perform, as well as local artists including vocalist Tommy Conner, singer Cory Cleveland, Currahee Idol Winner Megan Coleman, and Todd Truelove.

Scofield went on to say that the proceeds from these concerts will help the group finish the first phase of its restoration effort at the old Albermarle.

“The fundraiser is to complete the first phase, which is the downstairs, which will have restaurants like it used to, a kitchen, event areas, and a lot of things for the community,” said Scofield.

Tickets for the concert are $20 are can be bought at the concert location.

People can also buy tickets in advance at local places such as the Chamber office or online at revitalizingcommunitypartnersofnortheastgeorgia.eventbrite.com.

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