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Southwest GA's biggest pest gets a celebration

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  They're South Georgia's biggest pests, but for one weekend, gnats are celebrated.

Camilla's Gnat Days festival kicks off Friday night. Thursday, Chamber employees and event organizers were folding T-shirts for the Gnat Days 5-K run and fun walk. The walk starts at 7:00PM Friday night at Courthouse Square. Saturday there's a day full of events starting at 9 with the Kid's Bike race. Organizers say this years event will have a lot more for kids.

"There will be pony rides, there will be train rides, there will be a petting zoo and then there will be some smaller stuff for some of the smaller kids, like a ring toss and face painting and some smaller activities like that too," said Jennifer Burnum, Camilla Chamber of Commerce Exec. Director.

Saturday night the event will close with the annual Under the Oaks dance in Courthouse Square Park. Admission to all the events is free and organizers hope the only gnats in attendance will be the ones on the T-shirts.

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