Mysterious teeth featured in giveaway

Submitted Photo.Teeth that were found in a Downtown Valdosta building wall is being used in a First Friday giveaway hosted by Valdosta Main Street. 

VALDOSTA — In the spirit of Halloween, teeth that were found in a Downtown Valdosta building wall Tuesday, Oct. 23, will be used in a First Friday giveaway. 

Construction workers found about 1,000 teeth in a second-floor wall of the T.B. Converse Building during renovations.

A few of the teeth have been given to Valdosta Main Street, that is now using them to host a social media contest.

Facebook users are asked to guess the correct amount of teeth in a jar and tag a friend in the comment section under the photo of the teeth. Search Valdosta Main Street on Facebook.

“We’re not making fun, of course, of what happened; but, it’s just a little bit of fun right here at Halloween,” said Ellen Hill, Main Street director. “It was something interesting that was found in a building downtown, so it was perfect timing with Halloween right here this week.”

The winner will be announced Friday and will receive $100 in Downtown Dollars to be used at participating merchants.

Once the contest is over, Hill said Main Street is interested in donating the teeth to the Lowndes County Historical Society. 

Amanda Usher is a reporter at The Valdosta Daily Times. She can be contacted at 229-244-3400 ext.1274.

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