From the March 14, 2012 edition of The Forest-Blade:
PTF to Feature ‘Swamp People’
The 67th annual Pine Tree Festival and Southeast Timber EXPO focuses on old fashioned hometown celebrations for Emanuel County with this year’s slogan, “200 years of the amazing pine have made Emanuel County fine!” “Standing the test of time forever 200 years, Emanuel County has proven that it works together, as a team, to make our community the best they can be,” says Jen Meadows, Director of the event.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day
Garrett Peebles, the 6-year-old son of Amanda and Justin Peebles, is all geared up and ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this Saturday. Don’t forget to wear green to avoid being pinched! The pinching tradition started in America in the early 1700’s. St. Patrick’s Day revelers thought that wearing green would make you invisible to leprechauns, fairy creatures who would pinch anyone they’d see.