Old South Day

For decades, residents of a small, quite community have gathered to celebrate the past.

Try not to get lost in the music; there is so much more to Old South Day. Ochlocknee, Georgia has played host to the festival for decades.

Judy Baggett was enjoying Old South Day and said, "I've been coming out here for about 20 years, so it's, you know, all fun and games to us; we really enjoy it."

Residents attending the yearly event came together to enjoy good food and even better company.

William Spear adds, "We just come for the activities and enjoy the people. You know, when we come we see a lot of people we haven't seen within that year."

Old South Day has many meanings. Whether you come out for the crafts or the food there is a common theme around here; it's a celebration set deep in tradition.

Lola Stubbs comments, "Oh, I think it's a part of Old South Day! After all, it has been one of the main features since almost the first South Day began."

Lola Stubbs helped come up with the idea to raffle off a quilt every year. Ladies in the community help with the design and the money the raffle raises goes towards the Civic Club.

Margaret Anderson is the winner of the quilt and says, "Oh! I'm just, I'm excited! I just don't know what to do and I'm so proud."

Margaret Anderson is this year's winner and will cherish her quilt for years to come. Old South Day was started back in 1977.


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