Sunday, October 18, 2009

Gold Rush Time Again! - Part 2

I had a great time at this year's Gold Rush festival in Dahlonega, Georgia. The weather started out a bit damp but that didn't discourage the crowds, especially at the parade. Bryson Wilkins and Loretta Grizzle were crowned king and queen of the festival, respectively, and for some reason I was named Grand Marshall!Doc Johnson

Miss Maggie Dyer won the buck dancing contest (beating out last year's winner, the ever-enthusiastic Sadie Bafile), and Chris Smith and Steve Shaw once more took home the title for fastest crosscut sawing. They even beat their own time at an impressive 26.6 seconds.

There was plenty to see and do; I enjoyed some hot sweet potato biscuits and my wife made sure to bring home several jars of fig preserves, chow-chow, and pickled tomatoes.

Many thanks to the Dahlonega Jaycees who make this event such a great success!

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