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POSTED: August 29, 2012 12:32 p.m.
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Civil War re-enactors prepare for musket firing demonstration at Fort McAllister State Historic Park. Visitors can enjoy musket and canon demonstrations and more Saturday during the park’s annual Labor Day festivities.

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Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer, but area residents still have plenty of opportunities to celebrate the end of the season with various weekend events.
Just south of Richmond Hill, residents can take part Saturday in Civil War activities during the annual Labor Day festivities at Fort McAllister State Historic Park. The annual Labor Day family festival will begin at 10 a.m. and offer something for all members of the family.
The event will include Civil War era demonstrations, guided tours, canon and musket firings, children’s games, ice cream and more.
The event is $6.75 for adults, $6 for seniors, $3.75 for active military, veterans and youth and kids under age 5 get in free. For more information, contact the fort at 727-2339.
From noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, residents can attend a free family picnic in J.F. Gregory Park hosted by the Savannah Regional Central Labor Council.
Attendees can enjoy learning about “Made in Georgia” goods and services, listen to live entertainment and visit with retired National Football League players. Food will be available at a small cost.
There is also a dessert bake-off and kid’s activities, including a waterslide, watermelon seed spitting contest and “candy in the haystack.”
For more information, contact Brett Hulme at bhulme@bellsouth.net or (912) 507-8037.
Fort Morris State Historic Site in Midway also offers the chance to take a trip back in time. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday visitors can learn about the Revolutionary War by watching canon demonstrations, musket firings and soldier talks. Families are invited to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the afternoon.
The cost of the event ranges from $3 to $4.50. For more information, contact Arthur Edgar at 884-5999 or fortmorris@coastalnow.net.

 

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