Putnam County's Dairy Festival 2023 

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Who We Are: 

The Pilot Club of Eatonton

The Pilot Club of Eatonton is a group of caring people who come together in friendship and service, to learn and develop into stronger individuals, to provide volunteer service to our community, and to provide support to the goals and activities of our parent organization. We are proud to be a part of a larger organization, Pilot International, whose mission is to transform communities by developing youth, providing service and education, and uplifting families. Pilot International envisions a world where all are valued. Pilot’s three fundamental causes are Anchor or Youth Development & Leadership, Brain Safety & Fitness, and Caring for Families in Times of Need.

Chartered on January 14, 1978, the Pilot Club of Eatonton is a non-profit organization serving the Eatonton/Putnam County area. Each year we are responsible for hosting the annual Putnam County Dairy Festival. Although the Dairy Festival is a fund raising activity, it also provides a service to the community by bringing people together once a year for fun and fellowship. The majority of the profits made by the Pilot Club go to fund our planned projects

Pilot Club Projects:

  • Anchor programs at Putnam County High School and Gatewood School
  • 4 scholarships for local students graduating from high school
  • “Brain Minder” programs teaching bicycle safety and providing helmets to 1st graders
  • Annual Civic Night
  • Annual Christmas Shopping Spree for nursing home
  • Annual program for Putnam- Jasper Services
  • Donations to the international organization contributing to scholarships for individuals entering the fields of the helping professions.
  • Assistance to individuals and families with brain related injuries/diseases
  • “Pick Me Up” opportunities for caregivers
  • Assist with "Angels in the Outfield"