(06/08/2001)
The Thirty-ninth Calhoun County Wood Festival kicked off yesterday with a large crowd gathering to hear seven gospel groups that performed in front of the courthouse.

"The McBrides" sing out

Ed Eisley and friends perform

Groups included Redeemed, First Baptist Church Quartet, Called Out, The McBrides, Amber Ganoe and Melissa Law and Forgiven.

The festival carnival was open along with the customary booths selling merchandise and food.

Large crowd gathers for gospel music

Friday, chain saw sculpturing will be demonstrated by David Ferguson and the Main Street Stage will feature the Dutchman Barn Burners dancers, Country Mountaineers, The Grind rock and roll band, and karaoke with Toby Wagoner. The Miss Calhoun Pageant is scheduled at the CM/HS auditorium at 6 p.m.

Saturday's grand parade will kick-off at 1 p.m. with fiddler Jake Krack, the Parade Marshall. Other features include a quilt show at the Senior Center and the Calhoun County Auto Show at the old CCHS parking lot.

Parade Marshal Jake Krack warms up

Just clownin' around

Heartwood in the Hills will deliver a special street performance in front of the courthouse at 2:30 p.m.

Performers for Saturday night include Gary Bonnett, Patchwork Cloggers, Jake Krack and Placid Vive.

Thunderhead lurks over festival, no rain for once

Carnival goers seek thrills


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