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Lula’s Railroad Days is this Saturday, May 11
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Railroad Days in Lula from May 2, 2018. - photo by For The Times

Lula will be continuing a long-standing tradition on Saturday, May 11 with the city’s 43rd annual Railroad Days.

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Lula’s Main Street.

State Rep. Lee Hawkins, who represents Lula, will serve as the grand marshal. Marching bands from both East Hall and Banks County high schools will participate, along with floats from local churches and community groups, antique cars, horses, fire trucks and sports teams.

“The parade is a picture of small-town Americana,” Mayor Jim Grier said in a video promoting the event.

The event, which honors Lula’s heritage as a railroad town, also features a festival beginning at 10 a.m. Arts and crafts with entertainment will start at 11 a.m. Musical performers will start at 1 p.m. and represent a variety of genres, including gospel, rock, bluegrass and country. Vendors will sell art, handmade items, antiques and food outside the depot, which is being renovated.

Railroad Days will last until 5 p.m. It will go on rain or shine.

Railroad Days

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11

Where: Downtown Lula, along Main Street and near the depot at 5911 Wall Street

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