This year’s Putnam County Dairy Festival report announced

March 25, 2016 - bbq set

EATONTON — The 57th annual Putnam County Dairy Festival, that is hosted by a Pilot Club of Eatonton, is set for Saturday, Jun 4. The festival pays reverence to a county’s dairy industry.

Prior to Dairy Festival day, a manifestation to name a Queen of a Dairy Festival and her justice will be presented 7:30 p.m. May 14 during a Putnam County Middle School Little Theater.

To qualify, contestants contingency be immature ladies who attend high propagandize and are residents of Putnam County or attend high propagandize in Putnam County, have never been married and have no children. Each member contingency have parental accede and might be sponsored by any Putnam County dairy farmer, business or individual. Participants contingency obtain their possess sponsor. Cost for sponsorship is $40. A check done out to a Pilot Club of Eatonton contingency accompany a application. The deadline for applications is Apr 29. Applications might be incited in to Ashley Holland during Putnam County High School and to Libby Haley during Gatewood School. Applications are also accessible and might be incited in during a Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce.

Dairy Festival Day activities that people have come to design and demeanour brazen to have been planned. Beginning a day during 8 a.m. will be a 38th annual Torture Trail 10K Road Race and Fun Run sponsored by Farmers and Merchants Bank. The competition starts in front of Eatonton First United Methodist Church on North Madison Avenue.

The Arts and Crafts Fair starts during 9 a.m. with arts, crafts and food businessman booths located on a streets around a building block on Madison Avenue and Sumter Street. Additional businessman locations will be placed around a building drift giving some-more space between vendors. Other activities will be located on a block with children’s activities located on a Sumter Street side. Southeastern United Dairy Industry will be providing giveaway Mayfield divert and ice cream on a dilemma of Marion Street and Jefferson Street.

The annual Dairy Festival march starts during 10 a.m. It will start during Putnam County Elementary School. The thesis for this year’s march is “Get More with Milk.” This year, dual money prizes for floats will be awarded. People requesting to enter a march are asked to follow a manners as summarized on a application. Children younger than  18 participating in a march contingency be accompanied by an adult. In further to a floats, a Al Sihah Shrine Club Parade Units, dignitaries, antique cars and a “whole bunch” of tractors will be present.

Beginning during 11 a.m., in front of a building on Marion Street, will be a height module featuring a guest orator from Southeastern United Dairy Industry Association. There will also be approval of a 2016 Dairy Farm Family, a Queen of a Dairy Festival and her court, Junior Miss Putnam County and her court, and internal and state officials. This will be followed by an afternoon of giveaway party featuring a series of internal entertainers.

The barbeque tent will be located on a dilemma of Madison Avenue and Marion Street with portion time using from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Barbeque and meal for this year will be prepared by Andy’s BBQ.

If we are meddlesome in being a sponsor, go to or hit Elaine Uhler during 706-485-7879 or There are 4 levels of sponsorship – Gold ($500), Silver ($250), Bronze ($100) or a concession of any amount. Sponsorships are famous on banners and other publicity. Profits from a festival are used for scholarships and free projects.

Persons meddlesome in information about or participating in a events might go online to or hit a following members:

For counter space — Cindy Willis, 706-473-0987 or

For march or tractor uncover – Elaine Uhler, 706-485-7879 or

For highway races – Derek Hudson, 706-485-9941 or

For ubiquitous information or information about any of a events — Glenda Ridley, 706-473-0763 or email Information and applications are also accessible during a Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce, The Peoples Bank, Farmers and Merchants Bank or online during





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