2009-06-04 / Front Page

Strawberry Festival Taking Shape

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Headlining this year's Friday entertainment at the 19th annual Strawberry Festival will be the Country Christians gospel singing group. For more than 20 years, this popular troupe has been entertaining audiences throughout the area. Their performance begins at 6:00 p.m. on stage at the Fulton County Courthouse lawn. At 7:30 p.m., the vocal group will pause to assist with the annual local talent contest, followed by a finishing performance lasting until 9:00 p.m.

Any persons or groups wishing to compete in the talent contest can fill out an application form at the chamber office or at the chamber tent on the day of the contest. The talent contest is sponsored by Tower Bank. If additional information is needed, contact the chamber office at 485-4064.

Saturday morning is featuring the return of the "Step By Step" dance group at 10:00 a.m. Young people of all ages can be seen on stage performing popular dance routines. Then at noon eight contestants will be stuffing themselves in pursuit of the hot dog eating championship. Saturday afternoon marks the return of the "berry" fun pet show. To enter each of these contests application forms can be obtain from the chamber office or under the chamber tent.

Persons or groups wishing to rent a vendor space along West Market Street should also contact the chamber office. Twentyfour spaces are available and starting to fill up.

The annual festival features lots of delicious strawberry treats: shortcakes, pies, quarts of fresh strawberries and waffles.

The festival begins Friday, June 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, June 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Plan to attend for some old-fashioned fun and build community spirit.

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