Edgar's Above Broad (EAB) is getting into the Christmas spirit early this year. On December 1st EAB will kickstart the holiday season with its annual tree lighting ceremony. The festivities will begin with the official 20-foot tree lighting at 5:45 p.m. led by Master of Ceremonies, Jared Williams, District Attorney for Augusta.

Events like these encourage the local community to come to enjoy our venue from the rooftop or to stand up on Broad Street and look up as Goodwill lights up Augusta, says James Stiff, CEO of Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA. Helms College students directly benefit from receiving hands-on experience at our venues while community members learn more about our mission.
EAB will also be featuring pictures with Santa on Thursday, December 9th from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is BYOC (bring your own camera) and includes cookies and milk. Tickets are limited and can be purchased at The admission price of $10 includes a gift card for $5 off at Edgar?s Above Broad.

EAB will be spreading holiday cheer throughout the month of December. If you have a choir that would like to perform under the shimmering lights of the EAB Christmas Tree, please contact Toney Cross, Senior Manager of Mission Services, at or 706.854.4754. Stay tuned for updates on performances at or via social media.

About Edgar?s Hospitality Group
Edgar?s Hospitality Group is compelled by three important missions: provide guests with an exceptional dining experience, create innovative and exciting meals and enable the local community to lift up neighbors through partnership with Helms College and its dynamic training program. Named after Edgar Helms, the founder of Goodwill, Edgar?s Hospitality Group is a regional hospitality division of Goodwill Industries that manages Augusta?s The Pinnacle Club, Edgar's Grille, Edgar's Bakehouse, Edgar's Above Broad and the Snelling Conference Center, in addition to Edgar's Bistro and Anderson Conference Center in Macon, Ga. Edgar's Hospitality Group also provides event catering and manages food service contracts, and is affiliated with Helms College, a private non-profit postsecondary school sponsored by Goodwill.

About Helms College
Helms College, a private, independent postsecondary career school sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia, Inc. and licensed by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission, offers accredited programs through its hospitality school, school of trades and school of health services. Helms College is an institution of higher education that provides a unique approach to experiential learning and career education. Named in honor of Rev. Edgar Helms, the founder of Goodwill Industries, Helms College creates opportunities for students to discover their strengths and build upon their knowledge, skills and attitudes through extensive integrative and experiential learning.

About Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia, Inc.:
Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia, Inc., a non-profit, 501c3 charity, builds lives, families and communities one career at a time by helping people develop their God-given gifts through education, work and career services. More than 86 cents of every dollar of Goodwill revenue underwrites job training and placement services within the agency's 35-county service delivery area. Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia, Inc. is accountable to local Board of Directors, belongs to this community and is not owned by any individual or company.
To learn more about services and individuals served by Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia, Inc. visit