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Spring Chicken Festival an ode to poultry pride
Visitors enjoy parade and lots of chicken at downtown event
The Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School float passes by spectators Saturday in downtown Gainesville during the Chicken City Parade in downtown Gainesville. - photo by Tom Reed
“Chicken” was the word Saturday in downtown Gainesville as locals and visitors flocked to the eighth annual Spring Chicken Festival sponsored by Keep Hall Beautiful. The day’s events kicked off with the Spring Chicken Festival 5K, which coincided with the grand opening of the Midtown Greenway. Participants were able to get some of the first use out of the trails that line the green-way.