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Dining and dancing to kick off Olde Effingham Days
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Olde Effingham Days will be held April 18-19 in Springfield, beginning with “Dining and Dancing Under the Stars” from 7-10 p.m. that Friday night at the old courthouse and the judicial complex square. Leon Jacobs will provide live music, playing oldies, country, beach and rock. Food vendors will be open during the evening.

On Saturday, the festival runs from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at courthouse square. Parking will be at the north end of Ash Street with shuttles operating.

Opening ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. with a procession of vintage tractors and cars following the ceremony. Cars and tractors in the parade are asked to arrive at the board of education office at 405 N. Ash St. between 8:45-9:15 a.m. to register. Those with tractors can call Walton White at 748-3434 for more information and those wishing for more information on the cars entries can call Butch Kieffer at 754-6446 or 663-1736.

Craft and food vendors can call 754-3301 for more information on reservations and fees.

The Springfield and Rincon garden clubs’ flower show, “Birds and Blooms,” will take place from 1-5 p.m. at the county administrative complex on Laurel Street. The Historic Effingham Society will offer tours of the living history site, museum and gift shop, featuring more than 20 old-time demonstrations, games and old-fashioned activities for the children. There also will be “picking and grinning” on the porch and an unveiling of the 1700s Gnann summer house.

There also will be tool demonstrations, a food and bake sale and a Confederate encampment and re-enactment hosted by the Camp Davis Sons of Confederate Veterans.

For more information, call 754-3301.