The McDuffie County Tourism Board is holding a McDuffie Mixer for members of the community on April 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

According to Elizabeth Vance, Executive Director, Thomson-McDuffie County Convention and Visitors Bureau, this mixer is another way for locals to find out what is going on throughout the community.

“Kind of similar to the chamber after hours,” Vance said.

According to Vance, the mixer on April 22 will be held at White Hills Farm. White Hills Farm is located at 1419 Fort Creek Rd SE in Dearing, Ga.

White Hills Farm is owned by Amy and Patrick Sutter. This farm is a lavender and herb farm that offers tours and classes to the public. The farm is roughly 30 acres, and they have 14 varieties of lavender falling under two categories, culinary and aromatherapy.

This will allow people who attend to tour and see what White Hills Farm has to offer. The goal is to inform people within the community about White Hills Farm.

“We encourage everyone to come out and meet the owners and board members,” Vance said.

Vance said the plan is for the Tourism Board to have an event once every quarter.

“We’ll do one a quarter,” Vance said.

According to Vance, these events are to show people all of the tourism attractions and hospitality businesses in the Thomson area.