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Buggy Days rules the weekend

Barnesville is abuzz with Barnesville Buggy Days. With near-perfect weather, the 39th annual event boasts fun for all. There will be 71 vendors selling handmade items on Main Street from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Buggies will be on display outdoors and in the Old Jail Museum. Food will be available from 19 civic clubs, churches and other organizations at the food court. Local merchants offer a variety of wares. The parade, featuring buggies, floats, horses and civic groups, begins at 2 p.m. led by Grand Marshals and Outstanding Citizens of the Year Missy Kendrick and Amanda Rose. From Summers Field, the parade will make its way downtown onto Main Street. There will be local marching bands, dancers and Shriners. There will be an antique car display ‘“ some cars will be in the parade ‘“ and the Buggy Blast kids park in the United Bank parking lot where children may purchase a wristband for $10. Each wristband is good for an entire day of unlimited games and activities. Live music on the entertainment stage includes the Kim Ozier Studio of Dance, Kids in Motion, Pike Junior Players, Dixieland Dulcimers and The Big John and Chevy Show. The train depot will hold works of art from local Lamar County citizens. At Summers Field, gates will open for the Old Fashioned Games at 6 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. Admission is $2 per person with children 4 and under free. The fireworks show will begin around 9:30 p.m. Kids park, arts and crafts and food continue Sunday, Sept. 16 from 1-5 p.m. with Church in the Courtyard at 10 a.m. at Barnesville Presbyterian Church. Entertainment Sunday will include Journey To, Autumn Clark, Earl Hatchett and Teddy Rewis and Franklin Washington.

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