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Buggy Days are here again

By Sherri Ellington The Miss Barnesville Buggy Days pageant and the annual window decorating contest will be held this Saturday, a lead-in to the 41st annual Buggy Days event, which has plenty of happenings to please almost every palate. While the pageant will begin at 9 a.m. and go on all day and into the evening, the window decorating will be judged on the theme, Nothing More American than Barnesville Buggy Days. The first place winner will receive $75. Second place will get $50 and third place will get $25. All will receive ribbons for display. The Miss Buggy Days contest will be held at the Lamar County Fine Arts Center. Winners in all age groups will get to ride in the Buggy Days parade Saturday, Sept. 20, and take part in other events through the coming year. Admission is $5 per person with children ages 5 and under free. One parent is admitted free with each contestant. Kids Night for children ages 3-12 will be held Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 4:30-6 p.m. at Trojan Field. stadium. There will be games, piatas, a fire truck, police car and coloring contest. The Almost Anything Goes Games will immediately follow Kids Night, also at the stadium. Admission is free. Each team of 16 members will compete in any number of games in which, well, almost anything goes. Captains must pick up armbands before the event. Each team will receive 16 armbands for members. There will be a team captain meeting at 6 p.m., 30 minutes before the event. Team members will be identified before the event starts and need to arrive early as well. Next up is the street dance on Friday, Sept. 19. at the Ritz Park. Gates will open at 6 p.m. and the music will begin at 7 p.m. Acts include Contagious, DJ Nay Nay, Bobbi Psoup and Gary Ware with a special appearance by the Cycle Nation girls. There will be a cornhole tourney. The Buggython Road Race, which benefits school athletics, will start the day off Sept. 20. Non-refundable entry fees are $20 for adults, $17 for 12 and under. The two mile Fun Walk is $10. Late registration and packet pickup is at 7 a.m. The race begins at 8 a.m. at Houston Street on the north side of Summers Field. There will be five and 10 kilometer runs. For information call Jeremy Hawkins at 770-358-8652 or visit That Saturday is the big day with an arts and crafts fair, classic car show, parade, food and entertainment. More than 150 artists and crafters sell handmade items on Main Street. Buggies are on display outdoors and in the Old Jail Museum. Food is available from civic clubs. The Buggy Blast Fun Park will be in the United Bank parking lot from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and again on Sunday, Sept. 21, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. The parade features buggies, floats, horses and a host of civic groups. It begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, leading off with the Grand Marshall, this year’s Outstanding Citizen Kenny Roberts. In a change of venue, gates will open for the Old Fashioned Games, with a pig chase and greased pole climb, at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Lamar County rodeo arena on Roberta Drive. Admission is $3 per person. Games will start at 7 p.m. and fireworks will follow at around 9:30 p.m. Concessions will be available but attendees should bring a lawn chair. No alcohol will be permitted. For information contact the Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber of Commerce at 770-358-5884,,, president@ or lynseycorley@barnesville. org.

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