O’Neill Williams (see photo below), host of the nationally syndicated O’Neill Outside TV & Radio Shows (audience of over 170 million), visited Rock Hawk in late May, 2015 for a TV promotion for Georgia Power Co. O’Neill interviewed his old friend of over 50 years, Larry Moore (above left), on the Rock Hawk attractions. Georgia Power and Moore, representing Rock Hawk, presented O’Neill with one of the hand carved Rock Hawk hiking sticks, which he used on a short hike with Moore, Mark Gordy of Georgia Power and Tom Budnik of DNR. After the hike O’Neill and the TV crew videotaped the Rock Hawk area for another two hours. O’Neill stated that Rock Hawk was a worthwhile destination for the entire family and he was embarrassed that he had not visited earlier.
On May 14, 2016 climb aboard a luxury cruise boat on Lake Oconee for an afternoon of Rock Hawk Talk, stories, and tales surrounding Lake Oconee. Local historian Larry Moore and Georgia Power Lake Resources Manager Scott Hendricks will explore the archeological sites and culture of Lake Oconee, including prehistoric ceremonial sites, early historical plantations, as well as Wallace Dam and the Oconee Wildlife Management Area.
The Rock Hawk Talk Cruise will depart at noon and at 3:30 p.m. for a two-hour trip from Plantation Marina. Rock Hawk Talk fundraiser tickets are $50 each and will be on sale beginning in the Spring of 2016. Tickets will include hors d'oeuvres and one drink ticket; a cash bar is also available. Only 40 tickets will be sold on a first come/first served basis.
The Rock Hawk Talk Cruise is presented by Historic Piedmont Scenic Byway as a fundraiser for Lake Oconee’s Rock Hawk Effigy, Educational Trails & Park. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact the Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce, Maddie Atkinson, (706) 485-7701 or email@example.com.