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Portal gearing up for Catface Country Turpentine Festival
Food, crafts, history to be on display Saturday
In this file photo from 2014, Jennifer Alcocer, 10, left, and siblings Kilo, 7, center, and Genesis learn about turpentine production from turpentine expert David King of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the annual Catface Turpentine Festival in Portal.
The Portal Heritage Society will hold its 35th Annual Catface Country Turpentine Festival Saturday, Oct. 1, bringing food, crafts vendors, kiddie rides and a great deal of history for visitors to enjoy. The day begins with a parade through town at 10 a.m., with Kay Newton as grand marshal. Following the parade, the old E.C. Carter turpentine still will be fired up; the still is one of only three in the state that remains operable.
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