1st Annual 4th of July Sparks at Atlanta Motorsports Park


Something for everyone as shown above. Everyone had a great time. Don’t miss it next year.

Thanks to everyone that came out tonight to watch the fireworks at AMP! It was a huge success with thousands of people on hand! Special thanks to all AMP staff and sponsors involved! It was a great display of fireworks and we can’t wait to do it again next year!

A Gallery of the event:

 A special thank you to  Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority – DDA

Making history while preserving traditions- it takes a community to make this happen…. on behalf of the Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority, we would like to thank Colleen Sullivan-Simrell of Dawsonville Antiques for all the work that made this event happen.

Event sponsors:

  • Atlanta Motorsports Park and Family
  • Michael S. Sims of State Bank & Trust
  • Mark Sosebee of Gold Creek Foods LLC
  • Tim Eller of Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits
  • John Megel Chevrolet that brought some nice cars to decorated the front entrance of AMP and give-aways
  • Representative Kevin Tanner & Family, first elected official to be a sponsor
  • Roger Slaton – State Farm
  • Lowell, Meredith Starr and family /Five Star NTP/Five Star Trophy
  • James Askew and Jennifer Baker of United Community Bank
  • Gloria Wyatt & Eric Caldwell of Northside Forsyth
  • The Zappendorf Family
  • Bennette Landscaping
  • Mark and Calvin Byrd of Bryd’s Mini Storage
  • Art Macias of Fajita Grill/Rick of Old Dad’s Original
  • The Lowman Family of Classic Food & Catering
  • Mike Underwood of Foothills Community Bank
  • Phil Goodson of Goodson’s Pharmacy
  • Pastor David Jordon of Grace Presbyterian Church
  • Michael Hoard and family of ProSkid LLC
  • Michele Hester, Corey Gutherie, and Nicole Stewart – Rotary Club of Dawson County
  • Mayor Pro Tem Chris Gaines and Family
  • Prissy Tomboy
  • Hot Dogs by Samples Farm
  • Sweet Treats by Leigh
  • Terry’s Tool Rental
  • Special thanks to Brad Davis and Kasey Wilson of B K Sports who worked overtime to get the shirts done
  • Angela Williamson’s Chloe Thurmond sang the anthem
  • The Kellers of Chick fil a of Dawsonville & Dahlonega
  • Stephanie Woody, Michele Hester, David Renner and crew of Dawson Community News
  • Christie Haynes, Kara Hewett, and Brenda Mason – Dawson County Chamber of Commerce
  • Kimberly Boim, Melissa Mayton and crew of Dawson News & Advertiser
  • Rodrigo and Jamie of Dawsonville El Jinete
  • Billy of Dawsonville Home Depot
  • Dawsonville Ingles
  • Brooke Anderson and Jessica Mason of Etowah Water and Sewer
  • Holloway Electric
  • Karen Parks Art and photography spent countless hours on making patriot art and decor to beautiful the track
  • Cathie & Tim Waddell of A Perfect Gathering made homemade syrup for their snowcones and lemonade
  • Mike and Erin of Pick n’ Grin helped get sponsors
  • Gordon Prikle of the Pool Room and GRHOF with awesome stage and coolers
  • River Sand Inc.
  • Students of Shaky Willow came to perform thanks to Misty Wilkie for organizing it and Susan Grager for recruiting
  • Keith Stone of Farm Bureau Insurance
  • Townley Portable Toilets Inc
  • Jeremy Cranford of We Be Bouncing brought 2 of his bouncing gyms when he could have rented out for the day
  • Special thanks to Colleen from Dawsonville Antiques who did much of the leg work to make the 4 th of July Sparks in the Motorsports Park event happen.
  • Thank you Mike/Erin from Pick n Grin who helped with sponsorships and Boy Scouts Jack Zappendorf and Max Zappendorf that helped with Leah Faith on preparation and day of event at Atlanta Motorsports Park

Finally, a special thank you to Seannie Zappendorf of Discover Parts who administratively provided all the information for this article….