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The 45th Tater Town Special, hosted by the Gleason Gazelles and the Gleason community, was a great success, accompanied by beautiful weather and an outstanding Saturday morning parade.
Gleason native Doris Deck Owen was honored to serve as the grand marshal of the parade. She is a leader-servant in the community.
The downtown area was filled with local residents and visitors for the annual Tater Town Parade, which brought in residents from throughout the county and beyond.
It was a week full of events, starting with a Tuesday block party, food trucks, costume contests, and cornhole contests.
Wednesday Night: Youth night featured Youth Bingo after a Devotional led by Chris Snider.
Thursday Night: adult bingo and cake auction. The proceeds of the cake auction go to the Gleason Community Benevolence Fund.
Friday Night: Sweet Potato Bake Off and the Community BBQ. Entries for the sweet potato bake off need to be at Gazelle grounds by 5 p.m. First place will receive $50 cash prize while the second and third place winners will receive a gift certificate to Simply Southern. The gates open for the community BBQ at 5:30 p.m., admission is $7.
The event is all you can eat and will continue until food runs out. During this event there will be live entertainment by the band Flashback along with free play corn hole. The evening will end with a spectacular firework show sponsored by local businesses!
The annual JC Carey 5K Memorial Race was Saturday morning. The Junior Parade started at 10 a.m. followed immediately by the Grand Parade.
The band Avonlea provided entertainment after the parade at the Gazelle Grounds. There were activities for kids and adults along with crafts and food.
The week concluded with a Community Wide Worship Service on Sunday hosted by the Gleason First United Methodist Church.