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Gillsville Pottery Festival returns Saturday
A wide variety of locally produced folk pottery will be on display, and for sale, at the Gillsville Folk Pottery Festival this Saturday.

The annual Gillsville Folk Pottery Festival is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Gillsville City Park north of town.

The event will feature several local potters displaying and selling their wares, including bowls, face jugs and other works.

Other activities are scheduled as well, including the Folk Festival Pottery Run 5-kilometer race and one-mile fun run. The 5K begins at 9 a.m., the fun run at 10; registration starts at 8 a.m. Fees are $25 for the 5K, $20 for the mile run, with awards to the top male and female runners in eight age groups.

Other events include a dog show at 10:30 a.m., with awards to top winners in various categories (entry fee $5 per event, $20 for all); a motorcycle show from 9-11:30 a.m. ($25 fee), with winners receiving hand-made pottery and a T-shirt; and a flag pole presentation at noon honoring local veterans.

Antique cars and equipment also will be on display.

Proceeds will benefit Midway United Methodist Church Helping Hands Locally.

For more information, contact Danny C. Rylee at 770-654-6707 or 706-677-1570, email