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All aboard for the Concord Jubilee

Don’t miss the 44th annual Concord Country Jubilee this weekend with the parade set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Grand marshals of the parade will be Perry ‘The Train Man’ Wilson and his wife Faye who have given rides on their handcrafted train since the very first Jubilee. Contact Concord City Hall at 770-884-5221 to participate in the parade.  The historic Concord Jubilee will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Several organizational changes have been made this year. ’We believe these changes are in the best interest to our vendors and visitors as well as to ensure protection of the wonderful additions to the landscape. Be sure to visit the information booth and find out where your favorite vendor is located,’ said organizer Anita Neath. Children’s activities will now be relocated in the grassy area behind the fire station and will include pony rides, the Farm Bureau petting zoo and inflatable bounce houses. Most food vendors have been relocated to the center of town. ’Our vendor numbers have increased this year, with the addition of many new craft booths and there will also be vendors on the back street,’ said Neath. The Second Annual Jubilee Car Show will be held Saturday from 12 to 4 p.m. The car show has been relocated to the east end of town in the field near the Post Office and city park. For more information on the car show, contact Doug Neath at 770-468-2239. Entertainment is scheduled in the city pavilion for both days. Designated parking areas for Jubilee visitors will be marked with signage. Visitors are asked to be considerate of resident’s properties and not to block driveways or the flow of traffic when parking.

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