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Clermont celebrates centennial

Parade drives through town on Saturday

POSTED: September 19, 2013 1:00 a.m.
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Visitors to the 2012 Clermont Days walk past the arts and crafts, and food vendors during the annual fall festival in the tiny North Hall County city.

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The Clermont Days Centennial Festival will kick off at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, and continue to Saturday, Sept. 21, as the town celebrates its 100th birthday as a charted township.

The “Clermont Cupcake Challenge,” a 5-kilometer run and 1-kilometer fun walk, will start at 7:45 a.m. Saturday. Sign-in is at 6:30 a.m. for the level course with mountain scenery. Long-sleeve designer T-shirts will be given to all who pre-register for $15 and $20 or $20 and $25 the day of the race.

Register at, or on Facebook North Hall Lions Club.

At 9 a.m. Saturday, children’s events such as kids jumps, bungle ride, mini-train, hamster ball and pony rides will start. A petting zoo and archery area will also be available.

Adults may wonder through the arts and crafts and snack on food plus hear the live entertainment all day.

A parade will be at 1 p.m. with the theme of “1900s.” All floats and participants need to dress in the style of the “1900s.”

A car show will start at 2 p.m. with judging at 4 p.m.

Fireworks will close out the festivities after dark.

For more information, visit or call 770-983-7568.


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