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Catfish fest this weekend
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VFW music
Fast Train plays at the Hinesville VFW tonight starting at 9 p.m. The dance featuring the South’s premier Southern rock band is open to the public. Everyone is welcome, but you must be 21 to get into the lounge of the post. For more information call 876-6602.

Catfish festival
There is something for the entire family planned for those attending Kingsland’s 25th Annual Labor Day Catfish Festival. The Kingsland Community Betterment Program and Kingsland Convention & Visitors Bureau sponsor the three-day outdoor festival annually with events centered in downtown Kingsland.
The festival kicks off Saturday morning with the 5K Run and 25 and 50 Mile Bike Rides. The main portion of the festival begins at noon on Saturday and will culminate on Monday with a long list of entertainment and activities.
Activities and events include: handmade arts and crafts displays, antiques and collectibles, a family amusement area featuring family attractions, pony rides, and a climbing wall, a classic car, truck and tractor exhibition, and last, but certainly not least, two full days of live entertainment.  Of course no festival would be complete without a parade. Kingsland’s will be at 10 a.m. Monday in downtown and featuring “Cecil” the Catfish and “Kingsley” the Royal Lion.
All concerts are free, with open-air concert seating. This year’s line-up includes artists Tangee Renee and Club Visage appearing main stage on Sunday and Tracy Lawrence appearing main stage on Monday. Tangee Renee and Club Visage will perform on both days. This year after listening to feedback from festival patrons we will showcase two local performers on the Main Stage. Local Contemporary Christian group On the Edge  will perform on Sunday and eleven-year-old Jamoni Browne will perform both Sunday and Monday. This is most certainly the event not to be missed, so come join all the fun of an old- fashioned, down-home Labor Day celebration.
Festival goers will also find plenty to tempt the palate.  Menus range from the traditional hot dogs and hamburgers, fries and onion rings to barbecue, oriental fare, meat and veggie kabobs, chicken, sausages, boiled peanuts, funnel cakes, homemade ice cream, fresh fruit drinks, and soft drinks.  Of course with a name like “Catfish Festival” the main attraction has to be the mouth-watering, southern fried, farm-raised catfish dinners, served with coleslaw, hushpuppies, grits and iced tea.
Kingsland is about an hour south of Liberty County on Highway 40. Take exit 3 off I-95 and follow the signs. For more information, call 1-800-433-0225 or visit
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