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Azalea Festival is here

“Peace, Love and Azaleas” is the theme for the 52nd annual Azalea Festival this weekend in Fredericktown.

Saturday morning events kick off with the pancake breakfast sponsored by the Rotary Club at 6:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church and the Azalea Fun Run (7 a.m. check-in, 8 a.m. run) at Wilson’s Funeral Home.

At 9 a.m., the arts and crafts open and the Car Show registration begins. Several other activities and contests will be held.

The live entertainment will be Streamline at 4 p.m. and High Five and 7 p.m.

9 p.m. will mark the beginning of the Glow Walk, sponsored by the “Comitted to End Cancer” Relay for Life Team, which will take place at the Azalea Park Pavillion, and also the Azalea Dance featuring Side Winder.

Sunday begin at 8 a.m. with a church service by Pastor Raymond Michael. Arts and crafts will open at 10 a.m. before another service by Pastor Aaron Proffer at 10:30 a.m. Rides will open again at noon and the Azalea Parade will begin at 2 p.m.

The Dunaway Family will perform at 4 p.m. and the festival will close at 6 p.m.

SMTS will provide shuttle service during the Saturday and Sunday festival days running from First Baptist Church, the Court Square, and Azalea Ridge Apartments.

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