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Re Frank Reddy's story, "Dawsonville distillery proposed:" Tying a distillery as the missing link to the moonshine festival to be located at Thunder Road, aka, City Hall, using a recipe 150 years old to promote Dawsonville's historic celebration of "boot legging" was so serious it wrecked my funny bone. Ten new jobs.

Why not tie Gainesville's chicken festival to the "bridge to nowhere" and Jesse Jewell Plaza, next to the yet-to-built hotel. The drawing card would be "featuring feather beds and pillows." They could be manufactured at a yet-to-be-built factory in Clermont, where the library was to have been located. Jobs, jobs and more jobs.

There could be concessions on the plaza; chicken scratch (popcorn) for the families throwing frisbees; gold chicken feet lapel pins; chicken feet gardening trowels; quill pens; and feather-head dresses. And ah, yes, egg rolls.

Nancy Carper
Gainesville

 

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