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Buggy Days featured on GPB this weekend

Barnesville Buggy Days will be featured this weekend on the Georgia Public Broadcasting network. The full release from GPB follows: Tune in Friday, January 27 at 8 PM for an adventure-filled Georgia Traveler! This week Host David Zelski goes on a deep sea fishing trip with Miss Judy Charters in Savannah and then cooks up his catch at the local Tubby’s Tank House restaurant. Zelski also travels to Cartersville to visit the Booth Western Art Museum, which is the largest permanent exhibition space for Western art in the country. Next, join in on the festivities with Host Michelle DeShields as she travels to Barnesville for the annual Buggy Day Parade, a local tradition honoring Barnesville’s heritage as the Buggy Capital of the South during the late 1800’s. Special Correspondent Ashley Mengwasser makes a stop at the Shriner’s Temple in Atlanta where the Atlanta Rollergirls are competing in the Derby Mania VII Championship. Host David Zelski makes a splash on this week’s episode when he goes deep sea fishing with Miss Judy. The company was the first professional fishing charter boat company in Savannah when it was started more than 50 years ago by Miss Judy’s father, and continues to be a local fixture today. Zelski takes on the open water to catch some fresh fish and hears a few stories about the old fishing boat. With their days catch in hand, Zelski and Miss Judy head over to Tubby’s Tank House, where chefs will prepare and cook your catch. From water to land, David Zelski continues onward to Cartersville to check out the Booth Western Art Museum. With the largest permanent collection for Western art in the country, Zelski never encounters a dull moment as he learns what exactly defines Western art and then explores the Sage Brush Ranch, a children’s area that allows kids to create their very own cowboy and cowgirl artwork. It’s a day filled with food, history, and a parade when Host Michelle DeShields visits Barnesville for the annual Buggy Day Parade. The festival is an activity-packed weekend that celebrates Barnesville’s heritage as the Buggy Capital of the South during the 1800’s. DeShields joins in on the joyous celebration to learn more about the history behind the 38th annual event. Special Correspondent Ashley Mengwasser meets up with some fearless girls when she visits the Atlanta Rollergirls at Shriner’s Temple in Atlanta. The group, which is comprised of seven different roller derby teams, provides not only sporting entertainment, but also serves as ‘roll models’ to empower young women to be both athletic and business-savvy. Mengwasser chats with the team as they prepare for the upcoming Derby Mania VII Championship. Georgia Traveler airs Friday, January 27 at 8 PM with an encore presentation Saturday, January 28 at 6:30PM. As one of the highest-rated PBS stations in the nation, Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB Media), has been creating content worth sharing for over 50 years. With nine television stations, 17 radio stations and a multi-faceted web presence, GPB strives to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of our viewers and listeners with programming that includes statewide radio news, current affairs, and high school sports, educational resources for teachers and students and enlightening programs about our state like Georgia Traveler, Georgia Outdoors and Today in Georgia History.

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