A city known for the sweet smell of roses will now be even sweeter. Our very own Thomasville, Georgia is now officially designated as Georgia’s Rose City.
Georgia Representative Darlene Taylor and Georgia Senator Dean Burke worked with City of Thomasville staff to establish the designation.
The designation became official this morning during a ceremony in the House of Representatives and Senate at the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta, attended by
Terry Scott, Thomasville city council member; Steve Sykes, Thomasville city manager; Karen Smith, Thomasville executive director-Main Street & Tourism; Bonnie Hayes, Thomasville tourism director; Sherri Nix, Thomasville marketing & communications manager, and Sarah Turner, Thomasville events manager.
Says, Karen Smith, executive director-Main Street & Tourism, “The city’s annual Rose Show and Festival has been a South Georgia Tradition since the 1920s and Thomasville is known regionally as the City of Roses. It only seemed fitting that this year, as we celebrate 95 years of roses, that Thomasville officially be recognized as Georgia’s Rose City.”