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Sunday August 18th, 2019 11:45AM

PHOTO GALLERY: Despite rain, crowd turns out for Mountain Laurel Festival

By Rob Moore Reporter

It was not a conventional day for the 56th-annual Mountain Laurel Festival in Clarkesville on Saturday, but that didn't keep people from turning out for the day's events.

Normally, the festival takes place under blue skies with warm temperatures. This year, however, heavy rain fell until and into the parade, which also served as a bicentennial parade as part of Habersham County's 200-year celebration.

Still, people lined a very wet Washington Street for the parade, then stayed around to visit the booths, listen to the entertainers and support local merchants and eateries.

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