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42nd Rattlesnake Roundup Family Festival set for March 14-15
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    CLAXTON — Steve Smith, president of The Evans County Wildlife Club, has announced that the 42nd Rattlesnake Roundup Festival in Claxton will take place on Saturday, March 14th, and Sunday, March 15th, in the Claxton-Evans Industrial Park on Highway 280 West in Claxton.
    The family festival gates open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 14th. The weekend kicks off with the 42nd Annual Rattlesnake Roundup Parade on Saturday at 10 a.m. Other events from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. include various entertainment and musical acts performing live in the Entertainment Pavilion and the crowning of “Miss Rattlesnake Roundup 2009” at 3 p.m.
    The 10th Annual Southeast Spring Classes Turkey Calling Contest will also be on Saturday. Over 200 arts and crafts booths will be on site as well as rides for the kids. The festivities continue on Sunday, with the festival opening at 10 a.m.
    Admission is $5 per person 6 years and over each day. Kids under 6 are admitted free. Parking is also free.
    The Evans County Wildlife Club is a non-profit organization that raises awareness about wildlife conservation.  The club provides college scholarships and donates remaining annual proceeds to local libraries, Shriners, The Red Cross, various children’s homes and more.
    For more information on the club or the Rattlesnake Roundup, call (912) 739-3820.
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