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Community invited to inaugural Eagle Fest

David Emanuel Academy has planned its first-ever Eagle Fest, and the hope is the community will turn out for the event.

According to Agatha McRae, the small school in Stillmore first began tossing around the idea for Eagle Fest back in March. In the earliest days of planning, the event would be a simple yet huge yard sale and fun day for the Emanuel County public with all proceeds going to the Eagle athletic department.

Now, almost four months later as the day of the event draws nearer, Eagle Fest has grown to be much more than that. The event’s purpose remains the same and there will still be a yard sale as well as fun for all, there will also be a car show, vendors, and concessions.

Many of DEA’s student-athletes will be on hand to pitch in and volunteer for their own cause.

“Everyone is welcome to attend,” McRae said. “The more, the merrier! We’re planning something for everyone. In addition to the car show, vendors, and concessions, there will be water fun and games.”

Eagle Fest will take place at the school, located at 602 N. Fourth Street, July 31 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be no entrance fee, but to take part in the water slides and sprinklers, participants must pay $5 for a wristband, which will be good for unlimited passes through the duration of the event.

The school is still accepting vendors. The fee to become a vendor is $25. Forms can be obtained at the DEA office. Potential vendors can also email for a vendor form; members of the public who have questions about the event can email that address as well.

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