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Hot temperatures forecast for Gwynn’s Island Festival

Well over 2,000 people are expected to brave the forecasted heat this weekend to attend the 64th annual Gwynn’s Island Festival. This year’s event will feature many new attractions, as well as some perennial favorites, according to Gwynn’s Island Civic League president Carol Sharp.

The main event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of the Civic League on Old Ferry Road, Gwynn. The festival kickoff is the chicken dinner, which is organized by Sandy Mikulecky, and is scheduled for Friday from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Live musicians have been lined up to perform all day Saturday, according to festival spokesperson Cricket Call. In the expanded arts and crafts show, newcomers and longtime favorites will be presenting a variety of folk art, nautical fancy, paintings, prints, pottery and jewelry.

"I’m excited about the quality of our arts and crafts this year," Sharp said. "There will be a lot of homemade items."

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