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June 7, 2014

Blueberry Festival draws thousands to Wellborn

Live Oak — The 21st Annual Wellborn Blueberry Festival drew thousands of visitors from near and far to enjoy a beautiful day of fun in the sun on Saturday, June 7. The event, which was put on by the Wellborn Community Association, began at 7 a.m. and lasted until 5 p.m. in the evening.

There were long lines of folks who came out bright and early to partake of the famous blueberry pancake breakfast from 7-10 a.m. The Country Store opened at 7:30 a.m., and offered delicious homemade pies, cobblers, ice cream, jellies and jams.

At 10:30 a.m., the Blueberry Festival parade meandered down the main drag through town with the theme, “Together We Can”. Grand Marshall was James Montgomery, chairman of the Advisory Board of the Suwannee Valley Community Foundation.

There was lots of food, plenty of arts and crafts vendors, blueberries galore, as well as some fine, local talent appearing on the main stage throughout the day, including Linda Dye singing some of Patsy Cline's greatest hits and the Willow Creek Band, who had the audience clapping and stomping to the beat of their country music hits.

Young, old and in between, as well as many furry, four-legged creatures went booth to booth to check out all the wares.

Wendell Snowden, chairman of the Blueberry Festival committee said earlier in the week, “We’re praying for good, sunny weather.”

Their prayers were answered! It was a beautiful day and a fabulous festival. Be sure to watch the videos to experience some of the day's amazing entertainment.

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