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Fredonia Heritage Festival organizers announce raffle winners

FREDONIA — James Blackmon of Barnesville, Georgia was the big winner of the Heritage Day raffle.

He won both the grand prize, the Yeti Tundra 50, and a gift basket donated by Danner’s Bed & Breakfast in Roanoke. Blackmon has family ties to Fredonia and owns property near Veasey Creek. Kenneth Miles won the Lazy Susan donated by Dip N Dap Krafters of Fredonia and Dennis Paul won the heirloom cross stitch sampler donated by J.J. and Chris Frickert of Fredonia.

“We asked vendors what they liked about the festival,” said Chris Frickert of the Fredonia Heritage Association. “They told us they liked the community spirit, the friendly people, the live music and the willingness of everyone to help in any way. Frickert added that the Fredonia Heritage Association is pleased to offer Heritage Day as a free event every year.

“There’s no charge for parking or admission,” he said. “We do depend on our valuable sponsors who provide the live entertainment, the free children’s area and other activities.”

Sponsors include Donna and Andy Rucks, Linda and Mac Holderfield, Don Cleveland, Donny Holley, Ken Seiffert, Lucille Allen Johnson, Sandra McCallister, Timeless Antiques & Flea Mall, Farmers & Merchants Bank, the Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society, Superior Gas, Dianne Medlin, Donnie Douglas, Janet and Richard Coggins, Ray Gilbert, the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office, Janie Danner, Carolyn and Bob Horn of Sip & Dap Krafts, Blecher’s Jewelry, Antiques & Uniques, the Chambers County Library, Cobb Memorial Archives, Horseshoe Bend National Military Park and Insulated Transport Products.

“A critical component of making this event happen is the generous donation of time and energy of our volunteers,” Frickert added. “We extend our most sincere appreciation to Boy Scout Troop 9003, Heather McWhorter, Point University, the Chamber Ambassadors, Ann Busch and everyone else who helped in some way with this event. We are most grateful for the cakes and goodies provided.”