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Things are on track for Railroad Days

Susan Reese does not want to see April showers anytime soon. As organizer for Camak Railroad Days the first Saturday in April, Ms. Reese said plans are running smoothly, but she's worried about one thing.

"It's all falling into place," she said. "If we just can have good weather. Last year, we had the best day we've ever had. The weather was good and it brought a lot of people out."

The 10th annual festival will be held in the town square of Camak from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 3. Train enthusiasts will enjoy a large exhibit of a model train by the Georgia Carolina Model Association and railroad memorabilia collected by retired railroad workers.

The Martin Marietta quarry, located near Camak, will provide a shuttle tour of the working quarry.

Although the tour is free, Martin Marietta officials will be collecting canned food items for the local food bank.

"The quarry has been a very important part of Warren County's history," Ms. Reese said. "And collecting canned goods is just another way that they can give back to the area."

Kiddie train rides, amusement rides and puppet shows will keep the younger children entertained while the adults can enjoy live music and approximately 50 craft and food vendors.

"Everybody likes the food," Ms. Reese said with a laugh. "You've just got to stand in line for those funnel cakes."

Admission is free and it is recommended that guests bring their own lawn chair.

Camak is located off of I-20 Exit 165. For more information, call 706-465-2449 or visit the website at

Web posted on Thursday, March 18, 2010

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