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4th of July event set at Jarrell
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Jul 03, 2014 | 902 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Friends of Jarrell Plantation member and volunteer Judy Comer holds handcrafted toys found in the store located in the park’s lobby.
Friends of Jarrell Plantation member and volunteer Judy Comer holds handcrafted toys found in the store located in the park’s lobby.
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An old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration complete with the reading of the Declaration of Independence, three-legged and sack races, and a tug-of-war, will take place Friday at Jarrell Plantation beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The annual event has taken place every year since the opening of the park and a good time is always guaranteed. Event attractions include Civil War period music, the Talbot stationary steam engine, and demonstrations by blacksmiths, spinners, quilters, woodstove cooking, and chair caning.

The Declaration of Independence is read at noon by Wayne Dobson, and, when the temperature gets good and hot, free watermelon that is good and cold is served.

Regular admission will be charged Friday, which is $6.50 per adult, $4 for youth, and free for children 5 and younger. Jarrell Plantation is located 18 miles west of Gray in Jones County.

Ranger Bretta Perkins has been working at the plantation for 27 years and she said the Fourth of July celebration is a big event for the park. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic lunches to spend the day.

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