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Put the RC cola on ice and get ready for a sweet treat. Our community has been selected as the site for the unveiling of MoonPies newest avor and the Worlds Largest MoonPie will be delivered to Perry Friday, April 4. We invite the community to join us, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dawn Taylor said. The event is being staged in conjunction with the 12th annual Florida State Bluegrass Festival, which will get underway at Forest Capital Park Thursday, April 3, and continue though Saturday, April 5. The MoonPie will be coming from Chattanooga, Tenn., and the convoy will include, a truckload of MoonPies that will be hitching a ride to be given out free to the crowd on Saturday by our MoonPie Princesses. We are also planning to hold a MoonPie eating contest. The newly crowned 2014 MoonPie Princess will preside over the cutting of the Worlds Largest MoonPie and slices will be distributed to all attending. We encourage our local fans to get their free festival tickets now and join us at Forest Capital Park at 6 p.m. We are also offering a special discounted rate of $10 for three-day passes (for Taylor County residents only). Free tickets are available at FairPoint Communications and the chamber ofces, Taylor said. Grammy-nominated and IBMA Vocal Band of the Year Blue Highway and Grammy-nominated band Mountain Heart will headline this years festival. Also joining us are The Roys, Little Roy & Lizzy, Delta Reign, High Cotton, the Florida State Bluegrass Band and much more. What started out as a one-day event with a few hundred attendees is now a nationally recognized threeday event with thousands in attendance from all over the United States. We are proud of our continued growth and Todd Britt walked out onto his front porch, stood waving a pistol around in the air and shouted, Im King of the Trap. Standing just over six feet tall, Britt--a convicted drug offender--was no doubt an imposing gure and the scene was one witnesses would likely nd hard to ignore. It was denitely one people would talk about and when the story reached local law enforcement ofcers, it got their attention. That was really how this operation started. We arrested Britt three years ago and it just kept going from there, ofcials said Tuesday. This was all made possible thanks to the efforts of (Perry Police Department) Inv. Mike Anderson and Det. Dwight Norris, and (retired Taylor County Sheriffs Ofce) Inv. Dewayne Bratcher. In the end, some 42 individuals from across the area would be arrested, charged and convicted on several federal offenses including conspiracy to trafc and sell cocaine. Last week, the U.S. Attorney announced that all of the cases tied to the operation, dubbed King of the Trap, had been successfully prosecuted. The investigation brought down a drug trafcking organization that distributed millions of dollars worth of powder cocaine and crack cocaine throughout the north central panhandle area, including Taylor County. While much of the drug action happened in the area known locally as The Trap, the organizations tentacles reached far beyond the city blocks clustered along Bacon Street, Dundee, Wilder and Bryant, investigators said. Of the 15 Perry men arrested in the federal sweep, 13 had extensive drug arrest records. Each was tried and AMVETS Riders host free BBQ for all veteransAMVETS Riders #20 will host its annual BBQfree to all veteransSaturday, March 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held in the parking located at the corner of Jefferson Street and Church.Seniors to hold yard sale SaturdayTaylor County High School (TCHS) seniors taking part in the school-sponsored senior trip will be having a yard sale in the student parking lot of the school Saturday, March 29 from 7 a.m. to noon. Need help with a federal agency?A staff member from U.S. Senator Marco Rubios ofce will be available in the Perry City Council chambers Friday, March 28, from 10:30 a.m. until 12 noon to meet oneon-one with citizens needing assistance in dealing with a federal agency. For more information, please call 850-599-9100. Library to host crochet workshop ThursdayThe Taylor County Public Library will host a basic crocheting workshop Thursday, March 27, at 6 p.m. There will be a $5 material fee, but you get a completed crocheted item you have created and a new skill, said Adult Program Coordinator Wayne Griner.Historian to speak at libraryCossette Lewis Sessions will speak at the Taylor County Public Library Monday, March 31. Sessions is a retired Florida State University administrator. She has compiled, edited and transcribed four books of oral history of Mayo and Lafayette County: Lafayette County Settlers and Their Descendants and As We Remember. The public is invited to attend the free talk, which will begin at 5:30 p.m.Rotary Club to hold motorcycle poker runThe Perry Rotary Club will host the Nature Coast Cards for a Cause Motorcycle Poker Run Saturday, April 26. There is a $200 cash prize for the best hand along with door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Registration will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Pounceys Restaurant with last bike out at 11:30 a.m. All riders will be welcome to a complimentary lunch at Old Mexico restaurant. Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1961 TacoTimes 50 One Section53rd year, No. 13www.perrynewspapers.comWednesdayMarch 26, 2014 Weather Wednesday 62 32 Thursday75 36 News Forum 15 Perry men convicted in King of the Trap sweep Got a sweet tooth? Worlds Largest MoonPie is coming to Taylor County Investigation underwayThe Perry Police Department continues to investigate the circumstances of a car crashing Please see page 3 Please see page 3 The Taylor County Commission and Perry City Council sat down with the Taylor County Development Authority for a joint workshop Monday evening to discuss several news tools the authority is using to help draw businesses to the community as well as help gauge the potential economic impact of those businesses. Shown above are: (starting far left, clockwise) County Administrator Jack Brown, county commissioners Pam Feagle, Malcolm Page, Jim Moody, Jody DeVane and Pat Patterson, Perry Mayor Daryll Gunter, city council members Venita Woodfaulk and Don Cook, TCDA board member Thomas Demps, TCDA Chairman Jim Bassett, TCDA Administrator Lavonne Taylor, Taylor County Economic Developer Scott Frederick, TCDA board members Rick Gardiner and Rudolph Parker, and City Councilman Mike Deming. Not pictured but also present were City Councilwoman Shirlie Hampton and City Manager Bob Brown. City, county side-by-side for TCDA brieng For the rst time in years, the Taylor County Commission sat side by side with the Perry City Council in a joint meeting with the Taylor County Development Authority (TCDA) Monday evening to discuss new programs the authority has recently put in place as part of its efforts to bring new businesses and industries to the county. Its great to see the leadership in one room, said Taylor County Economic Developer Scott Frederick. Please see page 3


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A-3 Taco Times March 26, 2014 Find us online at: www.perrynewspapers.com convicted on federal drug trafcking, conspiracy and (drug) sale charges. Their sentences ranged from three years of probation to life imprisonment. Those charged were: Pedro Bishop, 43; Chaddrick Green Eyes Richardson, 37; Kardis Jackson, 35; Cameron Jackson, 34; Dexter Jackson, 43; Sanchez Hunter, 34; Chedrick James, 32; Beyah Basha, 36; Alton Diggs, 45; Conrad Britt, 31; Conrad Fuzzy Burney; Carmen Daddy Monk Smith, 41; Demarcus Little Monk Smith, 22; Allen Collier, 32; and Tyrone Morris, 33. invited our local residents who may not have joined us before to come out and see what its all about, Taylor said. In addition to hosting the Worlds Largest MoonPie, the festival will also feature a Chili Cook-Off on Saturday with cooks competing for more than $1,000 in prizes. Best of all, it is thanks to our local sponsors that we are able to offer the special ticket prices of only $10 for a three-day pass for our local residents (must show ID) thanks to our event sponsor, Fairpoint Communications, and our title sponsors Snyders Lance, Foley Timber & Land, Chemring Ordnance, the City of Perry, Ware Oil & Supply Home of TCBY & Huddle House, Taylor noted. Regular ticket prices are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate for out-of-town visitors. The Chili Cook-off event is very popular. Contestants can enter to win cash prizes, trophies and bragging rights. For those who do not wish to enter, you have the opportunity to purchase a collectible cup for only $5 and eat all the chili you want. Kicking off the event on Saturday morning is the All You Can Eat Bluegrass Pancake Breakfast from 7-9 a.m. Show times start on Thursday at 5 p.m., at 1 p.m. on Friday and noon Saturday and will continue through the day until 10 p.m. For more information about the 12th Annual Florida State Bluegrass Festival event, the MoonPie events or the Chili Challenge Cook-Off call the chamber ofce at 850584-5366 or go to www. oridastatebluegrass.com. Nothing is more important in economic development than presenting a united front. TCDA Chairman Jim Bassett echoed his words, thanking both boards for agreeing to meet in the joint workshop. Much of the meeting was spent discussing a program called LOCI, an economic impact tool developed at Georgia Tech and recently purchased by the TCDA. According to Frederick, an array of economic impacts can be estimated using the software, including new employment, new income, new retail, and the scal impact on local governments such as tax revenues and utilities usage from new or expanding businesses. He said they have been working over the past three weeks to input local information such as tax rates, population, workforce and property values into the system so they can provide the council and commission with accurate predictions of the impact of proposed prospects. This is something I believe will be good for the community on several different fronts, Frederick said. There are about 100-150 projects in the $100 million range each year, he said. There are about 9,000 economic development groups competing for those 100-150 prospects, and that doesnt count those from overseas. He went on to say that the fact that both boards agreed to sit down in the same meeting was a sign of the cooperation between the city and council, noting that in other areas, such a meeting would not have been possible. The better we work together, the more we can do, TCDA Board Member Thomas Demps said. Im very pleased the county and the city and the TCDA can sit down under one roof and talk about whats important, said Commissioner Pam Feagle, who also sits on the TCDA. Perry Mayor Daryll Gunter also praised the joint workshop, adding that he felt the Taylor County School Board should also be invited to the next such meeting. Although not formally a part of the workshop, several members of MainStreet Perry were also in attendance. Karen Falicon, shown above with shooting survivor Mike Cook, expressed her thanks to everyone who came for the Timberland Ford fund-raiser opening. The lucky winner of our rain barrel was Nena Atkinson. Please events, Falicon said. Fund-raisers planned to help Timberland Ford survivor fund Timberland Ford employees Mike Cook and John Mahoney are now both home and recovering from the injuries they sustained at the workplace shooting that took place at the dealership Feb. 5. A number of fund-raisers have been planned to benet the survivors funds set up for the men at Wells Fargo and First United Methodist Church. Community members are invited to mark their calendars and plan to support the following events: March 29, at Walmart, from 9 a.m. to noon. April 5, at the Florida State Bluegrass Festival, tickets are $1. Wednesday, April 9, let your server know you want part of your proceeds to go toward the survivors fund. April 12, at Buckeye Community Federal Credit Union, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 19, at Walmart, 9 a.m. to noon. Please help us remember these very special guys as they continue to heal. If you wish to make a cash donation, foundations have been set up at the Wells Fargo, 200 W. Main Street, and First United Methodist Church, 302 N. Jefferson St., under the name Timberland Ford Cook/Mahoney Survivors Foundation, supporters said. We are still in need of items for our yard sale and bake sale. Anyone wishing to help, please contact Kristy Anderson at 850-843-1794 or email her megharley@ u.edu. KING OF THE TRAP Continued from page 1 Father, son among those arrested for conspiracy, trafcking charges TCDA BRIEFING Continued from page 1 T CDA has a new tool in gauging economic impact MOONPIE Continued from page 1 Get free slices of MoonPie April 4 Taylor Countys rivers have been receding, but county road crews are still working to repair damage to roadways and culverts from last weeks heavy rains. With as much as four and a half inches falling in a 24-hour period Sunday and Monday, March 16-17, the countys rivers rose as much as seven feet, while further inland numerous road and culvert washouts were also reported due to the rainfall. The Public Works Department has been working to correct culvert and road issues, Assistant County Administrator and Emergency Management Director Dustin Hinkel said. Because we had so much rain so fast, we also had some stormwater issues. According to Hinkel, many of the roadways had been repaired as of Tuesday, although crews were still working to replace two culverts on Jody Morgan Grade. On Tuesday, he said the county has the new culverts in and employees were working to replace the damaged ones. The Econna and Steinhatchee rivers, as well as the Aucilla River at Lamont, all reached ood stage last week, cresting Thursday before beginning to recede. The Steinhatchee River had fallen three feet by Tuesday, although it remained in the action stage. The Econna River was also in action stage, having fallen less than a foot since cresting. The Econna River remained in minor ood stage and was forecast by the National Weather Service (NWS) to fall below ood stage by late today (Wednesday). We had the normal issues with property around the rivers getting ooded, Hinkel said. Luckily the rivers have receded quickly. He did note that there was damage to River Road in Steinhatchee, which was under at least a foot of water last week. We worked with the National Weather Service to sharpen their warnings and they provided some specic information with their forecasts as far as ooding issues, Hinkel said. Weve had some good feedback from the public about the Crews working to repair roads damaged from heavy rains areas of the county. Submitted by Taylor County Habitat for Humanity Taylor County Habitat for Humanity kicked off its A Brush With Kindness initiative March 9 when volunteers completed a home site revitalization project for a local homeowner. A Brush With Kindness has a goal to serve qualied low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes. The work is done by volunteers who use donated materials and supplies whenever possible. A homeowner must meet the income requirement, demonstrate a need and a willingness to partner with Habitat volunteers to accomplish the work needed. Habitat homes are not free and each homeowner invests sweat equity in completing each project home. Habitats A Brush With Kindness is part of the organizations larger Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. This initiative gives us a great opportunity to help more families in need as well as have an impact on the entire neighborhood, said Angela Ball, president of the local Habitat afliate. Helping people improve their home sites ts in seamlessly with Habitats core mission of making decent and affordable housing available to lowincome families. Taylor County Habitat for Humanity is concentrating primarily on yard cleanup and debris removal at this time. Homeowners in need for this help should contact the Habitat ofce at 584-3838 to request an application form. The local group would like to thank Ace Hardware, Home Depot and Walmart for their generous donations of supplies. Thanks are also extended to the many volunteers who assisted and to Sandy Chester at Goodmans for a great BBQ. The board also extends a special thanks to Big Top Manufacturing for its recent generous donation that will go toward construction of a home for a low-income family. Local residents who are interested in becoming a Habitat volunteer are invited to attend the regular meetings held the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in Room 208 in the Capital City Bank building. Habitat kicks off A Brush With Kindness initiative


A-4 Taco Times March 26, 2014 Living Gibson & Ernst to marry in MayMr. and Mrs. Guy W. Gibson of Perry announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Nicole, to Billy Wayne Ernst, the son of William H. and Connie Ernst. The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Taylor County High School and earned an Associate of Arts degree from North Florida Community College. She is the granddaughter of T. Wilkie Gibson, the late Billie C. Gibson, Janice Gurr and the late Joseph Gurr. The prospective groom, a 2005 graduate of Taylor County High School, served four years in the United States Marine Corps. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering at Florida State University. His grandparents include William M. and Sharon Ernst, Fred and Jeanie Boatwright. The couples wedding will be an event of Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 5 p.m. in the First Baptist Church. Friends and relatives are cordially invited to attend. Billy Wayne Ernst, Rebecca Nicole GibsonMarried in March Kelvin Upshaw and Sonya Gillispie exchanged wedding vows on March 19, 2014. A native of Miami, the bride is the daughter of Joan HuggerBolden and the late James Gillispie. The groom is the son of the late Henrietta Banks and Ulysee Upshaw. He is a native of Taylor County. One boat, dishwasher, refrigeratorEpiscopal women plan insideoutside yard sale on Saturday St. Margarets Guild, the St. James Episcopal Church womens group, will hold its inside-outside yard sale on Saturday, March 29, beginning at 8 a.m. Funds raised at the sale will be used to support the groups special project and outreach activities. In the past, the group has supported Camp Weed, the Episcopal Camp and Conference Center in Live Oak where summer camps are held for kids by purchasing equipment for the center. Funds have also helped with renovations and repairs to the church buildings, facilitating the purchases of necessary ofce and nursery equipment. This years sale will include furniture, electronics, small appliances, lamps, household items, chairs, brick-a-brac, linens, books and much more. Our sales feature low prices and good quality merchandise, said Rachel Spanjer for the group. For our local shermen, there will be a small boat complete with motor and trailer. A used underthe-counter dishwasher has also been donated, along with a refrigerator. The sale, which will be held in the Parish Hall located behind the church (1100 W. Green St.), will close at 2 p.m. Some items will be displayed on the church grounds, weather permitting. There is plenty of parking beside and behind the church, Spanjer said. Please do not drive across the front yard because you will damage the sprinkler system. The parish hall entrances are on both sides of the back of the church. Art thru architectureThe work of Ron Haase will be featured in the Thomas Center Galleries of Gainesville beginning Friday, March 28. A study in Art Thru Architecture, Haases art reects our reginal landscape and Floridas vernacular architecture. Vogue XIII, Inc., is planning its 2014 Father-Daughter Dance for Saturday, March 29, from 6 until 9 p.m. at the Catholic Parish Hall. Tickets are $25 per couple and $15 for an additional guest. Photos will be available for purchase. A dj will provide music, with food, prizes and dancing planned for all ages. Please contact a member of Vogue XIII, Inc., to purchase tickets. All proceeds go toward scholarships. Dance is Saturday; get your tickets nowladies only! More than a dozen women gathered at AMTECH LessLethal Systems on March 15 for the rst Ladies Only class for persons seeking a Florida Concealed Weapons license. The next Ladies Only class will be held June 21. All classes are taught by members of the Perry Police Department; the course costs $75. Please pre-register by e-mailing training@lesslethal.com or call 223-6066.


A-5 Taco Times March 26, 2014 Religion Come for breakfast; test your knowledge; then stay for worship A church-wide breakfast is planned at First Presbyterian this Sunday, beginning at 9:45 a.m. Members will bring pastries to share and guests are encouraged to come and enjoy. If youve been interested in participating in a Bible study, this is an opportunity for you to act on that interest. In addition to breakfast, Jeopardy (with an emphasis on Bible topics) will be played, as members test their knowledge and challenge the pastors. Worship follows at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary.Holmes, Fish speak; gospel sing Sunday concludes the weekendThe Methodist churches of Taylor and Dixie counties will continue their revival this weekend, March 28-30. On Friday, the service will be held at 7 p.m. in Cross City with the Rev. Wallace Holmes speaking. On Saturday, the service shifts to Lake Bird Methodist Church at 6 p.m. with John Fish speaking. The conclusion of the revival will be a gospel sing on Sunday at 6 p.m. in Perrys First United Methodist Church. Southern Testimony will sing, along with The Cavaliers. The public is invited to attend. ObituariesWilma Johnson CopelandMrs. Wilma Johnson Copeland, age 84, died Friday, March 21, 2014, in Ocala. She was born Dec. 7, 1929, in Madison County, to George Washington Johnson and Jerusha Hendry Johnson. She spent her early years in Madison and lived for 32 years in Branford. She was a secretary for W. C. Copeland and attended the Methodist Church in Branford. Survivors include: two sons, Tony (Stephanie) Macarages of Ocala, and Leon (Connie) Macarages of Branford; one brother, Herold Johnson; one sister, Bessie Greene of Perry; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and friends. She was predeceased: by her parents; her husband, W. C. Copeland; brothers, Shirley Johnson, Johnny Bill Johnson and Jimmy Johnson; sisters, Darnella Tuten, Alvilda Johnson, Iris Shiver and Marvine Wambolt. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 23, at Beggs Funeral Home which was in charge of arrangements. Burial followed at Lake Bird Cemetery. Family members received friends Saturday. One village at a timeVandebrakes spotlight need for training in East Africa Bob and Dee Vandebrake, formerly of Perry, continue their ministry in East Africa, seeking to provide training for leaders of churches in the many villages. These East African countries have been heavily evangelized, and claim to be 80% Christian. However, this evangelism is a mile wide and an inch deep. Most teachers do not have access to, or cannot afford, training in the Bible and Christian living. Our group takes the training to them. KMTI has been training Kenyan pastors successfully since 1990, using a special curriculum developed in Kenya. Graduates learn inductive Bible study by applying and our experience has proven that their lives and their churches are inevitably transformed, making each of them agents of change in their nations. In turn, they enthusiastically recruit other students. We have more applicants than we can train at our main campus and ve satellite school campuses. Lack of resources keeps us from expanding throughout East Africa. The Vandebrakes say it costs approximately $600 per year to train a Kenyan/Ugandan pastor for the two year course. There is also an opportunity for American pastors to commit to teach for two weeks. It will be the safari of a lifetime, Vandebrake said. The goal is to graduate 500 pastors in 5 years. If this cause interests you, please contact them at rjvandebrake@gmail.com.Taylor County Union opens at 6 on Friday The Ministers, Deacons and Superintendents Union will convene this weekend at Little St. John Church. Services are planned March 28-30, under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Robert Butler, pastor/teacher of the church. Members in the community, as well as guests, are cordially invited. The rst service begins Friday evening at 6 p.m. Moderator for the weekend is the Rev. Izell Montgomery Jr. Please see page 10


A-6 Taco Times March 26, 2014 Community 2014 Bluegrass Sweethearts Contestant #1 Kamaren Ajonii Futch Grandparents: Barbara & Otis Futch Contestant #2 Miley Hill Parents: Tyson & Juanita Hill Contestant #3 ZyMya AKaria Flowers Parents: Khalilah King & Wayne Flowers Contestant #4 Aubrey Sadler Parents: Heath & Summer Sadler Contestant #5 Aurelia Payten Island Parents: Keith & Erin Island Contestant #6 Ava Jadyn Gantt Parents: Frank Gantt & Kia Hill Contestant #7 Emily Nicole Vann Parents: Roxann & Jessee Vann Contestant #8 Hannah Shiver Parents: Pam & Jay Shiver Contestant #9 TaKailyn Howard Parent: Trudie Howard Contestant #10 Breanna TomlinsonParents: Michael & Brittany Paul, Rodney & Kaylin TomlinsonContestant #11 Karlee Ratli Parents: Todd & Nicole Ratli Contestant #12 Skylar Slaughter Parents: Tommy & Jennifer Slaughter Contestant #13 Lahna Shayne Ross Parents: Amber & Shane Ross Contestant #14 Morgan Annia Whetsel Parents: Monique Whetsel & Michael Cargle Contestant #15 Kayleen Hill Parents: Jeery & Nikki Hill Contestant #16 Kayla Edwards Parents: TJ & Melissa Edwards Contestant #17 Gracelyn Savana Raker Parents: Ashley Everett & David & Shiri Raker Contestant #18 Ava Grace Cassidy Parents: Adrian & Wendy CassidyMoonPie Princess, sweethearts to be honored at festival Taylor Countys 2014 MoonPie Princess will be crowned during ceremonies Friday, March 28, at Forest Capital Hall. The eld of candidates is the largest in the programs ve-year history with 27 sweethearts taking the stage to compete for the title. The pageant will begin at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 (children 5 and under are free). Concessions will be available. The event is being held in conjunction with the 12th annual Florida State Bluegrass Festival. Taylor Countys 2013 MoonPie Princess Holly Gantz will crown the new winner. Mayor Daryll Gunter will return as Master of Ceremonies. Judges will select a MoonPie Princess, a MoonPie Princess court and MoonPie sweethearts. The young ladies, who range in age from ve to eight years old, will share with audience members What bluegrass means to me in the programs opening number. They will return to the stage for a formal wear competition and will share with the audience their favorite MoonPie avors. The winner and her court will be special guests at the upcoming bluegrass festival April 3-5 and will represent the festival at events throughout the year, including the annual Florida Forest Festival King Tree Parade. They will be handing out complimentary MoonPies during the bluegrass festival Saturday, April 5. MoonPie, the PerryTaylor County Chamber of Commerce and Florida State Bluegrass Festival are sponsoring the pageant. Contestant #19 Abigail Lusby Parents: Michael & Kristina Lusby Contestant #20 Kiersten A. Carter Parents: Jesica & Timmy Carter Contestant #21 Brook Chainey Parents: Dan & Alicia Chaney Contestant #22 Emily Aliya Blue Parents: Tareaka Blount (Paulvos), William Blue Contestant #23 Lydia Robinson Parents: Matt & Danielle Robinson Contestant #24 Averie Tomlison Parents: Eddie & Heidi Tomlinson Contestant #25 Peyton Bella Ellison Parents: James & Lisa Faulkner, Kera Ellison Contestant #26 Annastacia Coleman Parents: April Coleman & Mikell Coleman II Contestant #27 Georgia Miller Parents: Paul & Crystal Miller MoonPie Princess to be crowned Friday Dont miss the WORLDS LARGEST MOONPIE at the 12th annual Florida State Bluegrass Festival Friday, April 4.


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