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Festival kicks off with parade

October 18, 2003

Sylvester- Saturday's event was kicked off with a parade through downtown Sylvester.

After grabbing handfuls of candy thrown from passing by floats, families headed over to Jeffords Park for entertainment, food and fun.

"The festival itself has evolved, but this year we tried to highlight our children within our entertainment. All day long we've got children ranging in 5 to 18 years old that will be providing the entertainment," says Lydia Harris, Executive Director of the Sylvester Chamber of Commerce.

This is the 40th year for the event. Organizers say this year's festival has been the most successful in years.

Posted at 6:15 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com