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Members of Shady Grove Baptist Church as the Flintstones, September 1994
Members of the Shady Grove Baptist Church as "The Flintstones," September 9, 1994. Photo: Denelda Harmon

Poole Harvest Daze

This festival has been held the weekend after Labor Day in the small rural community of Poole since 1988. It was specifically organized to establish a community fund to assist persons in emergency situations. Events include a flea market, arts and crafts sales, horseshoe and washer pitching, musical entertainment of various types, a parade, a dance, and Kid Power, a musical performance by local children. Local organizations support the event by contributing to the cost of entertainment and other expenses. In a community with a population of only 300 and no municipal government, 99 individuals and 24 organizations have received financial assistance from the Harvest Daze fund in 12 years. The event has served as a model for festivals now held in neighboring communities. It is documented in background text, photographs, and news clippings.

Originally submitted by: Ed Whitfield, Representative (1st District).



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