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April 10, 2014

24th Annual Boston, Ga. Spring Fling and Auction April 19

BOSTON, Ga. — The 24th Annual Boston Spring Fling and Auction will be held Saturday, April 19 in downtown Boston.  Hosted by the Boston Community Club, this annual event is always scheduled the Saturday before Easter and has become a favorite Spring event as families gather for Easter.

The day begins at 9 a.m. with arts/crafts vendors on Main Street. There is no fee to participate but applications are required and can be found online at: www.bostonga.com; click on events and follow prompts. Ashley Prevatt, 229-200-7571, and Betty Hoskins, 229-224-8660, are coordinating the vendors and welcome your inquiries. There will be lots of green plants, handmade and homemade items as well as collectibles and specialties.

Boston Family Care Clinic is hosting a health fair beginning at 9 a.m. Visit the facility on Main Street and take advantage of several free health screenings.

At 10 a.m., the popular Easter Bonnet Contest begins in Watt Park. Open to kids of all ages, bonnets are judged on originality. So get creative and join in the fun; there is no fee to enter and awards are given. Nancy Hoffman is in charge of this event and can be reached at 229-498-1228.

The Easter Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. and promises to be one of the best yet. There is no fee to enter; applications can be found at: www.bostonga.com or call Danny Groover at 229-498-4065.  Everyone is encouraged to enter — decorate your golf cart, your bicycle, your pickup truck, your classic car, your horse or just don a colorful outfit and join the fun.

The auction begins at 11 a.m. in Watt Park. Register to get your bid number (cost $1), then get prepared for a lot of competitive fun as Boston’s favorite auctioneer, Bob Hutchison, will be taking bids on items ranging from vacations to yard and garden items to a day’s hunt at a local plantation, gift certificates from participating restaurants and shops … the list goes on and on. Christie Thomas is coordinating this event; contact her with donations, questions or concerns at: 229-403-7175.

At 1 p.m., there will be an Easter Egg Hunt available to kids under 12 in the parking lot at Commercial Bank. Richard Reynolds coordinates this event and he encourages everyone to bring their children; there is no charge and baskets will be provided. Contact Richard at: 229-221-3209.

Other events include an Art-a-Thon hosted by Accidental Gallery and The Boardwalk. Look for activities beginning at 11 a.m. at The Boardwalk.  

The Mystery Egg Hunt begins April 14 with clues posted daily. A Mystery Egg is hidden in the downtown area and clues will be posted daily in businesses giving participants hints on the location. A very nice Easter basket awaits the person finding the mystery egg.

Proceeds from the auction and other events are used to sponsor other community events and maintain the community center on Main Street. The Boston Community Club is open to all residents in the Boston community; there is no membership fee and the club meets monthly on third Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.  

For more information on the schedule or to register for any of the events, go to: www.bostonga.com/events and follow prompts or call Danny Groover at 229-498-1029.

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