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Foothills Celebration
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The 15th annual Foothills Celebration will be held in downtown Black Rock Nov. 3-5.

The festival will kick off with the Lady Democrats' ham n bean supper, which will be held in the Black Rock Community Center (school cafeteria) Friday, Nov. 3, from 5-8 p.m. Meals will cost $5 for adults and $3 for children. Entertainment will include performances by gospel singing groups.

On Saturday, Nov. 4, the Black Rock Lions Club will host its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser, which will also be held in the community center. Breakfast will be served from 5-10 a.m. and will cost $5 per person.

Opening ceremonies will begin on stage at 10 a.m. with the mayor's welcome, invocation, color guard and the National Anthem. The retiring of the 2016 Mr. and Mrs. Foothills will follow, and then the 2017 Mr. and Mrs. Foothills will be introduced and crowned.

Most of the festival activities will be held downtown, including craft and food booths. Entertainment will also include an antique car show, a barbecue cook off, Morley's Magic Show, games and activities. Go-Kart races will also be held and will begin at 1 p.m.

Other entertainment will include performances on stage by The Shaws, The Charlotte Cagle Band, Maggie Thorn, Phillip Moore, Scott DeJarnette, JR Rogers & All Star Band, Tony Joe White, Marilyn's Cloggers, Gateway Cloggers and Studio H.

A softball tournament will also be held at the sports complex ball field, located next to the gym. The tournament will serve as a fundraiser for the building fund, which will cover costs to maintain the sports complex, community center, library and museum, which will be open during the festival on Saturday.

Anyone interested in participating in the tournament is asked to watch for updates on the Foothills Celebration Facebook page.

On Sunday, Nov. 5, the Black Rock Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual fundraiser with lunch at the community center. Plates are $5 for adults and $3 for children.

Skeet shoot will also be held Sunday beginning at 2 p.m. in the pecan bottoms. The cost is $1 a flight.

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