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This year 's Mayfest features gift for kids

DEARING --- The Dearing Mayfest/Centennial Committee has been busy planning this year's celebration on May 1 in Dearing for fun, shopping, food and entertainment.

The day will start with a parade at 9 a.m., followed by the opening ceremony at 9:30 am; and a variety of Entertainment and Dearing History Moments will be shared throughout the day from 10 a.m to 4 pm.

One of the main attractions is the annual Burger Battle, a dedication to Miss Allene who cooked hamburgers for years in Dearing. Each contestant prepares 20 hamburgers from scratch to be judged by the official hamburger judges and the public choice awards. Visit to enter the contest if you would like to try to be the new King of the Burgers. Winners will be announced at 1 pm.

This year, a gift will be given to community children in celebration of the event's centennial year -- free inflatable's for children 12 and under.

Proceeds this year will go to The Good Samaritan House.

Platinum Sponsors ($1,000 & Above):

Advanced Primary Minerals, Culpepper Lumber Company, Inc./ACE Hardware, Dezigns by Mr. Craven Web Design Services, Kelley Business Printers, McDuffie County Farm Bureau

Silver Sponsors ($500-$759):

Coca-Cola, Starling Funeral Home

Bronze Sponsors ($250-$499):

Axon Enterprises, Georgia Power Company, Hillcrest Farm, Inc., Kelley Truss, Inc., Knox & Swan, McCorkle Nurseries, Inc., Watson & Knox, Inc., Xtreme Signs & Graphics

Friends of Mayfest Sponsors ($1-$249):

Beggs Funeral Home, C & T Automotive, LLC, Curtis Funeral Home, H. C. Holliman Sand & Gravel, Inc., Interstate Equipment Company, Inc., McDuffie Feed & Seed Fertilizer, Inc., Peacock Hill, Queensboro Bank, R. A. Dudley Nurseries, Inc., Richards Flower & Gift Shop, Sutton Towing & Recovery, Inc., Thomson Funeral System, Thomson Motor Center, Walmart, Wester Veterinary Clinic

For any questions or more information regarding the upcoming Dearing Mayfest, visit

Web posted on Thursday, April 22, 2010

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