It was a big day in Hawkinsville on December 7. City Commissioner Shelly Berryhill unveiled the new branding campaign, designed by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government with assistance from hundreds of Hawkinsville residents and the Archway Partnership.

Hawkinsville also held their annual Christmas parade where they showcased the new branding initiative, alongside dozens of great parade floats and adorable costumes, and of course that Claus fellow from the North Pole.