Moultrie Observer

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August 30, 2012

Flatlanders Frolic this weekend in Lakeland

LAKELAND, Ga. — Vendors from across Georgia and out-of-state locations will join hometown participants in filling up the 39th Annual Flatlanders Arts and Crafts Show Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2, on the grassy plain at Threatte Center in Lakeland.

In addition to the variety of handmade crafts and artwork, visitors to the show will find plants, jewelry, handbags, children’s clothing, antiques, collectible glass and pottery, outdoor furniture, toys and leathercrafts, according to a press release from the Lakeland-Lanier County Chamber of Commerce.

Show hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3 for adults; $2 for ages 12-16; $1 for ages 6-11; free to children 5 and under. Tickets for senior citizens and active military personnel will be $2 each.

The arts and crafts show is a major segment of Flatlanders Fall Frolic, which was started in 1971 by the Lanier County Lions Club to rais money to build the community’s recreation park.

The frolic’s Dawg-Gone Good Race will open the festival Saturday. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. in the First Baptist Church parking lot on Church Street. The 1-Mile Fun Run will start at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K Race at 8 a.m.

All winners who finish each race will receive T-shirts, and top finishers will receive trophies. Lanier County’s Family Connection is sponsoring the race.

The Frolic Gospel Sing at 7 p.m. Sunday will feature The Georgians of Valdosta and The Diamonds of Dixie in the Threatte Center auditorium.

Tickets for the sing are $8 each and are available at Farmers and Merchants Bank of Lakeland and at the Lanier-Lakeland Chamber of Commerce. They will also be available at the door prior to the performance as long as they last.

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