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Buggy Days in full swing

The 37th edition of Barnesville Buggy Days gets in full swing today, beginning with the Buggython Road Race at 8 a.m. The race includes a 5K, 10K and two-mile fun walk. The starting line is at Summers Field. An antique car display downtown will be judged at 9 a.m. At 4 p.m., after the parade, cars will p.m., after the parade, cars will park for the monthly Cruise-In at the First National Bank parking lot until 8 p.m. The arts and crafts festival will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Artists and craftsmen from all over the country will display their wares downtown. Local and regional talent will perform from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring gospel, country, rock ‘˜n’ roll and dance groups. The Buggy Days parade begins at 2 p.m. at Summers Field and will go up College Drive through downtown and back down Thomaston Street. Grand Marshals are Lamar County’s Outstanding Citizens of the Year Hayward and Karen Cox. Saturday will end with Old Fashioned Games at Summers Field. Gates open at 6 p.m. with games at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $2, children 4 and under get in free. After the games the fireworks show will begin about 9:45 p.m. On Sunday Sept. 19, the arts and crafts festival and entertainment will continue from 1- 5 p.m. All weekend long the Buggy Blast Fun Park in the United Bank parking lot will be open. Wristbands are $10. The Lamar Arts Gallery will feature the Home Girls exhibit of local artistic works by Virginia Legge and Eileen Smith.

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