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Finger lickin' fun at chicken festival
Crowds came for the birds, stayed for the rest in Gainesville
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Perry Troutman and her grandmother Marion Dandy wear chicken hats Saturday made by students of mother-and-daughter Tracy Troutman, an art teacher at Fair Street Elementary School. Proceeds from the hats and scarves raise money for fifth-graders to go to Tybee Island and study coastal Georgia, Tracy Troutman said. - photo by NAT GURLEY
Gainesville’s annual Spring Chicken Festival also has become a yearly ritual for the Hill family. Karen Hill of Gainesville and her daughters, Virginia, 12, and Lily, 8, wouldn’t miss it, they said, licking their lips after nearly devouring plates of chicken. They were especially pleased by this year’s event.