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Hickory: 'Small town with a big heart'

By Staff
HICKORY DAY Chamber of Commerce president Jeff Federick checks a list of last-minute details for Hickory Day, scheduled for Saturday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in the town's downtown park. Photo by Paula Merritt/The Meridian Star
By Penny Randall / staff writer
June 13, 2003
On Saturday, the town of Hickory celebrates its citizens, its town and its heritage during Hickory Day 2003.
Meadows said the event was established as a way to promote the town of Hickory.
Organizers expect a thousand people to attend the family fun day scheduled for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in the city's downtown park. Proceeds from the day's events will benefit the Hickory Volunteer Fire Department.
First held in 1983, Hickory Day was formerly known as the Hickory Jubilee. It has grown from a small gathering to a community-wide celebration.
State Sen. Terry Burton will welcome the crowd at 8:45 a.m. followed by a impressive line-up of area singers providing entertainment.
The antique car show will be set up in front of Hickory First Baptist Church next to the park. The public will have a chance to vote on their favorite car.
Children will have a chance to rummage through the railroad caboose housed in the park, and can sign up to participate in a historical scavenger hunt.
Art and crafts booths will be set up throughout the park and on Main Street.
Food will be limitless. Items to munch on include snow cones, cotton candy and homemade ice cream. Firefighters from Hickory Volunteer Fire Department will be cooking and selling chicken plates with all the trimmings.
Ample parking is available in downtown area and organizers recommend bringing lawn chairs and umbrellas.

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