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Ocilla celebrates Dave Prater at annual festival

The city of Ocilla celebrated Dave Prater's 81st birthday with its annual festival. (Source: WALB) The city of Ocilla celebrated Dave Prater's 81st birthday with its annual festival. (Source: WALB)
Dave Prater was a member of Sam and Dave, Grammy award winners for "Soul Man". (Source: WALB) Dave Prater was a member of Sam and Dave, Grammy award winners for "Soul Man". (Source: WALB)
OCILLA, GA (WALB) -

The people of Ocilla threw a party to celebrate the 81st birthday of the late soul singer and South Georgia native, Dave Prater. 

The 4th annual Dave Prater Music Festival wrapped up Friday.

Prater was a member of the soul group, Sam and Dave, whose song "Soul Man" won a Grammy. 

The festival also gave a $1,500 scholarship to senior and trumpet player, Reid Griffin, of Irwin County High School.

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