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GI Festival to honor watermen

Gwynn’s Island’s annual celebration will recognize the talents of local watermen this weekend. "Honor the Watermen" is the theme of the 62nd annual Gwynn’s Island Festival, scheduled for Friday night and Saturday in and around the grounds of the Gwynn’s Island Civic Center.

The "world-famous" chicken dinner will kick off the Gwynn’s Island Festival on Friday night at the Civic League building. Dinners may be picked up to go (drive through) from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., with sit-down service from 5 to 7. Dinner includes fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw, ham biscuit and cake. Tickets are $10 and available at the door.

The festival will open at 9 a.m. Saturday and will include fun for all ages and interests, according to Cricket Call, spokesperson for the festival.

Throughout the day, live music will be played by groups, including Yours Truly, After Six, Plastic Happiness, Juniper Green, Craig Todd and Friends and Sout...

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