Saturday, April 24, 2010

Old Clinton “War Days” Festival next weekend

The annual Old Clinton "War Days" event in Gray, Ga., is set for May 1-2, according to the Georgia Battlefields Association.

Gates open daily at 9 a.m., reenactor camps open at 10:05, and battle reenactments (Sunshine Church and Griswoldville) start at 2:05 p.m. The event also features food, crafts, and artifact displays. Proceeds ($5 for adults, $3 for children age 6 to 18) are used to preserve the Old Clinton Historic District. A candelight memorial service will be held Saturday evening.

Old Clinton is 12 miles northeast of Macon, and 1.5 miles southwest of Gray, just a block west of U.S. 129. For more information, call Earlene Hamilton at 478-986-6383 or the Jones County-Gray Visitor's Center at 478-986-1123.

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