Ocilla celebrates Dave Prater at annual festival

Ocilla celebrates Dave Prater at annual festival
The city of Ocilla celebrated Dave Prater's 81st birthday with festival. (Source: Connie Prater)
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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