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EDITORIAL: Who says there is nothing to do?

When people complain there is nothing to do on the weekend, they obviously are not paying attention.

Henry County always has something going on.

With unique festivals and events, open air markets, concerts and holiday festivities in a beautiful backdrop, the quality of life is second to none in our county.

Hampton

Besides, where else are you going to find a Yellow Pollen Street Festival?

Perhaps the founders of the unique event believed that since we can’t do anything about allergy season, we might as well just embrace it.

Hampton’s premiere event is this Saturday and will welcome thousands of visitors with more than 80 vendors, entertainment, festival foods, and, of course, that pesky yellow pollen. Hampton is sure to put on its best, just as the quaint town did a few weeks ago for its charming Chocolate at Tiffany’s event at the historic depot.

Atlanta Motor Speedway will welcome the 5K FoamFest, the Koss Motorsports Car Show and the GunRunner Gun Show.

McDonough

Also, this weekend, McDonough will host its St. Patty’s Day Celebration Saturday on the square, so get your shamrocks ready for children’s activities, face painting, coloring contests, balloons, art projects, Shamrock cookies and that crazy Leprechaun hair. The event is from 1 until 3:30 p.m.

Then March 23 Easter events and a Merchants Sidewalk Sale will be held on the square. March 31 there will be an Easter Sunrise Service.

It is hard to believe, but the Geranium Festival will be here before you know it, set for May 18.

Locust Grove

Last weekend Locust Grove hosted its Mardi Growl event and people are still barking about the good time they had, showing off their canines. Locust Grove will host a community wide Spring Yard Sale March 23 and all the children are looking forward to the Locust Grove Easter Egg Hunt March 30, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Locust Grove City Hall complex. There will be a Easter bonnet/hat contest for adults and children. Tanger gift certificates will be awarded for the most colorful, largest, and unique bonnets/hats. The event begins at 10 a.m. Near the end of April, Locust Grove Day will be held and vendor applications are currently being accepted.

These are just a few of the many great things to do in our own county.

We are fortunate to live in a community with such great personality with so many things to do.

We encourage residents to support their communities and to enjoy the season, the nice weather and flurry of activities.

— Editor Jim Zachary