If you’re aching to put a piece of Georgia history in your own yard, you may well be in luck.
…in 1995, when UGA loyalists attending the Auburn game were invited down to the field to get their own piece of the hedges before they were removed to accommodate soccer games during the 1996 Summer Olympics, alumnus George Garrison claimed his.
Afterwards, Garrison, took clippings from that host plant and propagated them. Now, nearly two decades later, Garrison has a huge inventory of hedge plants in different locations that he and fellow alum and co-founder Stephen Carreker have turned into a business.
The whimsical name: the Hedge Fun.
For $30 plus shipping and handling, Dawgs fans can order them at thehedgefun.com and get their own piece of the hedges in a pot. The product is officially licensed by the school through the Collegiate Licensing Corp. (David Markiewicz, “Bulldog fans can have their own Hedge fun”, AJC.com, 9/20/12)
Other Notes: Bulldog legends on campus this weekend
This is a reprinted press release courtesy of 1980Dawgs.com and Mike Moss:
For Immediate Release – 9/19/12
Members of the 1980 National Championship Bulldogs will be joining Filmmaker/Director, Lenny Daniel, in Athens this weekend to promote the “1980 Dawgs” Documentary Film project. They will be talking with fans and signing autographs at the Red Zone in downtown Athens, Saturday, 1pm – 4pm.
So far, confirmed are 2-time All American, Rex Robinson #5 and All American Freddie Gilbert # 90, one of the best UGA defensive players of all time. Other members of the 1980 Dawgs team have also been invited.
Fans, their families and kids really enjoy these events. The former players from this special group show a humble graciousness about their past and enjoy meeting fans, talking football and joking around. The 1980 players are now at the age where remember their playing years well and they don’t mind “letting their hair down” and talking with fans about what it was really like to be part of that special team. They will also give their views on current Bulldogs football.
For more info and movie trailers: www.1980Dawgs.com
Where: The Red Zone, 155 E. Clayton Street, downtown Athens
When: 1pm – 4pm, This Saturday