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Step back in time this Saturday

Candler Field Museum will re-create the sights and sounds of the 1920s at the ninth annual Vintage Days Music Festival Saturday, June 6 at the airport in Williamson. Activities are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 6 and the family-focused event includes an invitation to dress-up in period costumes, see old cars and vintage planes and enjoy old-fashioned food and music. This year’s event will include a music festival along with an airplane parade of flight. Admission is $10 per car with all proceeds going to support the Candler Field Museum Youth Program. ’This year we will start off the afternoon with the Freedom Belles who will arrive on the DC-3,’ said Ron Alexander. ‘This singing group will present WWII era music at the airplane and then move into the hangar to continue their songs.’ The Shoulderbone Creek Orchestra and the Bonnie Ridge Blue Grass group will entertain during the afternoon along with a jazz group titled The America Era Trio. A Parade of Flight will begin promptly at 1 p.m. and will consist of a continuous parade of aircraft that will pass by the audience while the announcer explains the significance of each airplane. Vintage Days best represents the museum’s continuing efforts to re-create the original Atlanta Airport as it was in the 1920s. People who lived in the 1920s experienced a fascination with the emerging technology of both the automobile and the aeroplane. Barnstorming, air shows and flying circus events were popular forms of entertainment for families before TV. Food and refreshments will be available all day including hamburgers, brats and a 1920s Blue Plate special along with a full menu at Barnstormers Grill. Airplane rides in the museum’s vintage Waco biplane will be available all day. The museum will hold a 50/50 raffle with tickets priced at $20 each. Raffle Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 770-467-8318 or by visiting Barnstormers Grill. The raffle tickets will be drawn at 5 p.m. and the day will end with the flying of a 1917 Curtiss Jenny. The Jenny is one of only six remaining in the world. The Jenny will drop candy bars attached to parachutes for the kids to pick up as a re-enactment of the early days at the original Candler Field when Doug Davis would drop candy bars from his airplane. ’Candler Field Museum is a living museum located in rural Williamson where old aeroplanes still fly, antique cars still drive and the sights and sounds of the 1920s era come to life every day,’ said Alexander. For more information about the museum or Vintage Days, go to candlerfield.com.

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