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SWGA Briefs - Oct. 11, 2013

Kolomoki to host annual festival Saturday

BLAKELY — Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park will host the 43rd annual Kolomoki Festival on Saturday at Kolomoki Mounds State Park near Blakely.

The festival hours are 10 a.m to 4 p.m. This festival features Native American skills demonstrations, such as flint knapping, hide tanning, basket making, weapons demonstrations, pottery making, tomahawk throwing and bow making. There will also be arts and craft booths, plenty of food, boat tours, blow-up inflatables, a reptile show, a corn hole tournament, free arts and crafts for kids, and the antique tractor parade.

There will be live entertainment including many dancers and singers from all around the tri-state area. Admission is a $5 parking fee per vehicle.

Kolomoki Mounds State Park is located six miles north of Blakely, at 205 Indian Mounds Road. For more information, call the park office at (229) 724-2150.

Giddy Up for Recovery benefiting GraceWay

ALBANY — The annual Giddy Up for Recovery ride benefiting GraceWay Recovery Residence will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Quail Crossing Stables in Leesburg.

Members of the public are invited to trailer their own horses to ride the Walden Farm trails pending proof of negative Coggins report. Children are welcome to ride hand-led ponies and climb aboard the hay ride.

Liz Dixon, of GraceWay, said parents are invited to bring their cameras for the photo opportunities and their wallets for the silent auction and raffle during lunch.

Among the items available include a Panama City Beach, Fla., condo getaway; Bread House and Granary goodie basket; Rosemary West Photography package; Bird-lover’s bucket, and Dining Around town.

For more information, call lauren Walden Watson at (229) 343-3714 or visit Quail Crossing Stables Facebook page.