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Monday May 25th, 2015 7:41AM

Laurel Park boat ramp closing Sat. for Hawgin' on Lanier

By Staff
GAINESVILLE - Hall County Parks and Leisure Services will close Laurel Park's public boat ramp Saturday for Hawgin' on Lanier events.

The two-day festival consists of a Friday night concert at the Laurel Park amphitheater, featuring the Jimmy Buffet tribute band Pirates of the Opry and benefiting the Hall County Animal Shelter's Adoption Programs. The concert begins at 7:30. Tickets for the event are $15 and can be purchased at the venue or in advance by calling 770-297-5504. The boat ramp will remain open all day Friday for that event.

The Gainesville Jaycees are hosting the Saturday events, which include the Hawgzilla Mud Run 5K obstacle course, a Year One Muscle Car Parts car show, a KCBS barbecue competition and much more. Proceeds from Saturday's events benefit the Jaycees' Gut Check program and Empty Stocking Fund. To find out more about Saturday's events, log on to www.hawginonlanier.com.

The boat ramp will reopen Sunday.
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