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Long County has busy October
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Face painting is a popular activity at the annual Wildlife Festival. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
There’s no shortage of fun events to check out this fall in Long County. Among the season’s planned festivities are:
• Fall Wildlife Festival
This year, the 28th annual Fall Wildlife Festival is from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, in Rye Patch.
The festival will include a special tribute to the late Terry Gordon. Gordon, who was known for his community service and for his legendary rendition of “God Bless America,” died earlier this year.  
The event will also have a catfish rodeo, a moon walk, a turkey shoot, pony rides, a pig chase, a gun raffle, food, entertainment and more.  
Families are welcome and there is no admission charge. Booth rentals are still available. For more information, call Becky Fowler at 545-2167 or 610-5784 or Beverly Johnson at 258-1108.
• Annual Long County High School homecoming parade
This year, the eighth annual parade is at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. Participants will begin lining up at 5 p.m. at the LCHS bus-loading area. The parade ends at Smiley Elementary School. There will also be a community pep rally at Veteran’s Stadium.
This year’s theme is “Our Night to Shine.”  
On Friday, the celebration continues when the Blue Tide football team takes on Jeff Davis High School.  During the half-time intermission show, the 2009 homecoming queen will be crowned.  
For more information about the parade or other homecoming events, call 545-2135, ext. 4002.
• Fire department Halloween Extravaganza
The Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department Station 4 Auxiliary will have its eighth annual Halloween Extravaganza Oct. 16-17, 23-24 and 30-31, at the fire station on Highway 261.  
The event will feature two haunted houses, a haunted forest, a haunted cemetery and a hay ride. There will be an adult-supervised play area with toys and games for little ones. A concession stand will offer hot dogs, barbecue sandwiches, chili, nachos and cheese, chips, cupcakes and drinks.  
Admission is $5 per person, $3 for children 12 and younger.
All proceeds go to the Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department.  Call Margie DeLoach at 654-4504 for more information and directions.
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