Oostanaula’s an­nual La­bor Day Blue­grass Fes­ti­val to be held this Mon­day, Sept. 3

Calhoun Times - - FRONT PAGE - By Brandi Owczarz

The Oostanaula School Com­mu­nity Club is host­ing the 43rd an­nual La­bor Day Blue­grass Fes­ti­val on Mon­day, Sept. 3 with doors open­ing at 9:30 a.m. The Oostanaula School Com­mu­nity Club is lo­cated at 1595 Oostanaula Bend Road in Cal­houn.

“We started hav­ing the fes­ti­val right after the school board gave us the build­ing, in 1974,” said Bar­bara Tal­ley, an Oostanaula Com­mu­nity Club mem­ber who or­ga­nizes the event. “Every Me­mo­rial Day and La­bor Day, we hold a fes­ti­val.”

The cost of ad­mis­sion is $5, and the day be­gins with lunch served begin­ning at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will in­clude bar­be­cue, ham­burg­ers or hot­dogs with sides, desserts and drinks for $7 per plate.

Mu­sic be­gins at 11 a.m. and runs through­out the af­ter­noon un­til 5 p.m. with a wide ar­ray of Blue­grass Coun­try groups per­form­ing. Jam­mers are wel­come to join in. At 5 p.m., din­ner plates with desserts and drinks will be served for $7 per plate, and will in­clude choices of fried chicken, bar­be­cue, meat­loaf, green beans, pinto beans, squash, potato salad, okra, cole slaw, corn, home­made peach cob­bler, ba­nana pud­ding, cakes and pies.

Door prizes will be given away, and raf­fle tick­ets will be sold; door prizes and raf­fle will be held at 6 p.m.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Bar­bara at 770-608-2050.

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