‘Bass kissers’ pucker up for Soque River Watershed fundraiser


Four Habersham Countians are vying for the chance to kiss a bass on stage during the annual Mountain Laurel Festival this coming weekend. The contest is a fundraiser for the Soque River Watershed Association (SRWA).

Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell, WCON radio personality Kathy Nicholson, local developer Bill Gresham, and publisher Alan NeSmith are the victims, uh, volunteers.

Online voting is open through 4 p.m. Thursday, May 17th. It’s a dollar a vote. The candidate with the most votes (money raised) will be declared the winner.

How to enter

To vote for the person you’d like to see ‘kiss bass’, visit and follow the prompts. The winner will be announced and claim their ‘prize’ at 1 p.m. Saturday on the stage in downtown Clarkesville during the 56th Annual Mountain Laurel Festival.  

All donations are tax deductible.

About SRWA

The Soque River Watershed Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Soque River in Northeast Georgia.

“The Bass Kissin’ fundraiser helps raise awareness about our mission to protect and restore the Soque River, its tributaries, and watershed,” says Soque River Watershed Association Executive Director Duncan Hughes. “We also want to emphasize the importance of native fishes like the shoal bass. We are very appreciative for the engagement and support from our participants who are willing to pucker up to a bass to help further our work.”

To learn more about SRWA, visit

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


Contact Us

Now Habersham
P.O. Box 2393
Clarkesville, GA 30523
Phone: 1-844-NOW-NEWS
Fax: 1-844-205-7259

Get in touch
error: Content is protected !!