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Vintage Day to land in Williamson June 4

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the 1920s as Candler Field Museum hosts the 10th annual Vintage Day and Music Festival starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4. Visitors are invited to dress in vintage clothes and enjoy the antique cars and planes as they listen to 1920s era music and take part in activities of that time, including cake walks and two different ‘˜barnstorming’ candy drops from airplanes. ’This year’s event will be a music festival along with an airplane parade of flight. The admission fee is $10 per car with all proceeds going to support the Candler Field Museum Youth Program,’ said Ron Alexander. ‘This year we will start off the afternoon with the Freedom Belles who will arrive on the DC-3. This singing group will present WWII era music at the airplane and then move into the hangar to continue their songs. They will entertain again during the afternoon along with the Bonnie Ridge Blue Grass group.’ The 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. A candy drop will be held at 11:30 a.m. and again at 4:30 p.m.  Vintage Day 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.  This year’s event will include the raffle of a 1928 Colt .380 automatic nickel plated pistol with tickets priced at $20 each.  There will also be a raffle for a handmade aviation-related quilt with tickets at $5 each. Tickets can be purchased by visiting Barnstormers Grill or by calling the museum at 770-467-8318. The day will end with the flying of a 1917 Curtiss Jenny – one of only six remaining in the world. The Jenny will drop candy bars attached to parachutes for the kids to pick up. This is a reenactment of the early days when early aviator Doug Davis of Pike County dropped candy bars from his airplane.  For more about the museum or Vintage Day, go to candlerfield.com.

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