The dust-free Festival was the rainiest ever, but it was not enough to prevent one of the highest attendance records. The forward-thinking festival leadership had bought a rain insurance policy which paid off to the tune of $10,000. It rained four-tenths of an inch during the specified two-hour interval that Sunday afternoon. The funds were used to continue the growth of the festival in 1986.
The Sheriff's Department got a $4,000 grant for information management.
The Vikings lost, 8-6, to ECI.
A 17-point buck was killed in Laurens County by Michael Beasley. It weighed 180 pounds, and it was the 50th deer in the Deer Contest.
Dennard Drugs was selling books: Bill Boyd's "Moon Pies and Muley and Georgia Party Lines," Lewis Grizzard's "Shoot Low, Boys. They're Ridin' Shetland Ponies," and others by Zell Miller, Joe Parham, Roy Chalker and Bob Steed.
OUR 800TH POST!
William A. Ricks
Thanks for subscribing to 'Bill Ricks of Soperton'
Once a day delivery to your email box.
See middle box at bottom of the blog.