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2017 A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival this Sat. March 25 (free from noon-5PM)

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

7th Annual A-Town Get DownSave the date for the 2017 A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival, Saturday, March 25, 2017 featuring Cracker, Bobby Rush, Col. Bruce Hampton, AJ Ghent & More

Savannah’s 7th Annual A-Town Get Down will take place March 25, noon-12AM at its new location on Indian Street. The area, defined by Indian Street (between Fahm Street and the Talmadge Bridge) is well known as both a creative hub and emerging business community.

A-Town Get Down Art & Music Festival Savannah 2017 The family-friendly event is free from noon to 5PM and ticketed from 5PM to midnight.

This year’s all-day festival will feature over 25 live bands and visual artists each representing diverse music genres and artistic styles. Performers include Cracker, Bobby Rush, Col. Bruce Hampton, Snarky Puppy Horns, Low Country Voices, Old Salt Union, Walter Parks, Savannah Children’s Choir, AJ Ghent, Marques & The Marvelous Miracles, Waits & Co, Complicated Animals, Annalise Curtin, The Billy Jonas Band (Especially Family Oriented), and the Live Art of Jose Ray, Will Penny, SCAD Ceramics, Digital Art, Loop It Up Savannah and much more.

Thanks to the festival’s new location, guests can expect larger stages and more live music and live art installations than ever before over the 12-hour period. A-Town is also partnering with Loop It Up Savannah again this year to connect students from Title I school districts to free access to interactive art and music projects.

The festival was created in honor of art student and musician, Alex “A-Town” Townsend, who passed away in 2010. The all-day festival’s mission is to increase access to music and art to citizens of the region. From the hours of 12pm – 5pm, the festival is free and open to everyone for family-friendly art and music events. From 5pm – midnight, the festival becomes a ticketed event for the headliner performers and art events.

Tickets/cost
12pm – 5pm:
FREE for all ages
5PM – midnight:
$35/General Admission
$25/Student or Military (with valid ID)
$95/VIP (Includes Friday night event with special appearances, meet and greet with performers, complimentary VIP tent at festival, VIP seating and swag bag)

Tickets are available for purchase at A-TownGetDown.com.

7th Annual A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Spring 2017 Farmers’ Markets in Wilmington Is., Richmond Hill, Savannah, Bluffton, Hilton Head Is.

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Wilmington Island Farmers Market Savannah Spring 2017 means the return of seasonal farmers markets like the popular, family-friendly Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market, which offers fun for adults and kids on Saturday mornings at Islands High School.

Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 9AM-1PM
Islands High School
170 Whitemarsh Island Road
Savannah, GA 31410

Storytime & Kids’ Crafts with Belle & Ariel, Sat. March 18
10AM & 10:30AM
A highlight of the Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market (which runs 9am – 1PM) this Sat. March 18 will be a 10AM Story time with Belle and Ariel, followed by a 10:30AM Kids Crafts with Belle and Ariel. Activities will include Bazillion bubbles, bubble wands, create your own craft, coloring books, bean bag toss, frisbee and soccer ball fun. Also featuring throughout the morning: farm-fresh food & artisan works for purchase, kids’ yoga, live music.
Rain or shine.
Free & open to the public.

Animal Adoption Day, Sat. March 25
9AM-1PM
The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market hosts Animal Adoption Day on March 25. Coastal Pet Rescue will be on hand to match homeless animals with forever families. Monetary donations for veterinary expenses as well as pet care items, such as dog food, cat food & puppy pads will be accepted. Farm-fresh food & artisan works will be available for purchase. Also featuring: live music, crafts & children’s story time.
Rain or shine.
Free & open to the public.
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More Farmers’ Markets in Savannah & the Lowcountry

Richmond Hill Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays, 2-6PM
520 Cedar St.
Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324
Opening Day, Tues. March 28
2-6PM
Fresh produce, baked goods & local crafts.

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Forsyth Farmers Market
9 AM-1 PM Saturdays year round
Located at the South End of Forsyth Park, Savannah

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Bethesda Academy Farm & Gardens Farm Stand
3-5PM Wednesdays
An organic farm stand managed by Bethesda students and staff.
Open the public.
Bethesda Academy
9520 Ferguson Ave., Savannah 31406
912.351.2061 On Facebook here.

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Farmers Market of Bluffton
1-6PM Thursdays
Located at Carson Cottages in Old Town Bluffton, 40 Calhoun St. intersection of Calhoun Street & Lawrence Street, Bluffton, 29910-7014

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Farmers Market @ Sea Pines Center, Hilton Head Is.
10AM-2PM Tuesdays March 21-Dec. 19 2017
The Shops @ Sea Pines Center
71 Lighthouse Rd. (843) 322-1900.
Details here.

Savannah St. Patrick’s 2017: Where to see the Budweiser Clydesdales

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Budweiser Clydesdales in Savannah free open public Savannah Mall Where to meet the Budweiser Clydesdales before and after the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2017:

* Wed March 15 11AM- 2PM @ Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn St. The eight-horse hitch will be harnessed & hitched to the famous red beer wagon @ Savannah Mall arriving at 11AM. The horses will participate in Mini Parade in parking lot @ noon. Free & open to the public.

* Thurs March 16 10AM – 6PM @ Southern Eagle Distributing Stable, 1320 US 80 West Garden City. Free & open to the public.

* Fri. March 17 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Savannah starting at 10:15AM. Details & the parade route here. 

* Sat. March 18 noon-3PM in Old Town Bluffton SC on Calhoun Street for a King of Beers Parade

* Sun. March 19 10AM-6PM at Southern Eagle Distributing, 1320 US 80W; Savannah, Ga. (Free & open to public)

Horses chosen for the Budweiser Clydesdale hitch must be at least three years of age, stand approximately 18 hands – or six feet – at the shoulder, weigh an average of 2,000 pounds, must be bay in color, have four white legs, and a blaze of white on the face and black mane and tail. A gentle temperament is very important as hitch horses meet millions of people each year.

A single Clydesdale hitch horse will consume as much as 20-25 quarts of feed, 40-50 pounds of hay and 30 gallons of water per day.

Each hitch travels with a Dalmatian. In the early days of brewing, Dalmatians were bred and trained to protect the horses and guard the wagon when the driver went inside to make deliveries.
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Express Clydesdales will be @ fundraising event Clydesdales for a Cause @ Tanger Outlets, Pooler Thurs. March 16 4-7PM.

This is a benefit for Children’s Miracle Network for Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah. Carriage rides, pictures & more after Tanger Outlet’s Greening of the Fountain. Contact (912) 232-9800 for details.

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Find more Savannah area St. Patrick’s events here. 

Easter Egg Hunts 2017, Chick Hatchery & Easter Fests – Savannah, Pooler, Hilton Head Is., Richmond Hill

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Easter Egg Hunts 2017 Savannah Hilton Head Is. Richmond Hill Pooler
Easter Egg Hunts 2017, Chick Hatchery & Easter Fun

Visit our annual list of Easter Egg Hunts & kids’ Easter events in Savannah, Pooler, Hilton Head Is., Richmond Hill (many of which are free). See the Easter 2017 Fun list here.

Free nature programs & $10 archery class for beginners @ Skidaway Is. State Park

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Skidaway Island State Park Savannah free events

Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah regularly offers free events. There is a $5 parking fee which is waived if you have an annual state park pass. Details on state park passes here.

See the free March 2017 events here

Archery for Beginners

Skidaway is also offering a $10 Archery for Beginners class, Saturday, March 25, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all the equipment you need to be hitting the bulls-eye in no time. Must be 9 & older to participate. Call the Interpretive Center to pre-register. Arrive 5 minutes early to sign a waiver. Program is outdoor and weather permitting. Bring water and bug spray.

Cost: $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

FREE SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival 2017, April 29

Monday, March 6th, 2017

SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival 2016

FREE SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival 2017
Sat. April 29, 11AM-5PM
Forsyth Park, between Drayton and Whitaker streets

Watch as talented SCAD artists bring a splash of color to scenic Forsyth Park at the 36th annual Sidewalk Arts Festival. SCAD students, alumni and high school students create colorful chalk masterpieces and compete for coveted prizes in this tradition that’s nearly as old as the university itself.
Chalk drawings, music and food
Share your experience and follow the action with #scadchalk.

High school student registration

High school students are encouraged to put their artistic skills to the test and experience the creative SCAD environment. Registering in advance is required to compete for Ex Libris gift cards. Review contest guidelines and start sketching out your ideas in advance.
Registration opens April 1. Learn more here. 

Group registration for high school students

If you are a high school teacher or administrator, you may register several students at one time to compete in the high school competition. Each student registered within your group will be assigned one square and receive one box of chalk. Squares will be judged individually.
Registration opens April 1. Learn more here. 

High school students with questions can call 912.525.5100 or email admission@scad.edu.

FREE Fit4Moms Stroller Strides classes, Savannah

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Free Fit4Mom Stroller Strides classes Savannah Join Stroller Strides of Savannah for 3 FREE mini Fit4Mom Stroller Strides classes this Sat. March 4 @ Whole Foods Market Savannah.

Bring water and a yoga mat and get ready to sweat it out! Each session lasts 30 minutes.

Start Times:
9:30AM
10:15AM
11AM
Stay for one or for all!

There will be a tent in the parking lot to sign up.

Whole Foods
1815 E Victory Dr Suite 101
Savannah, Georgia 31404

Learn more here.

St. Patrick’s 2017 Savannah Family Events include free Tara Feis Irish Celebration, Parades

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Greening Fountain Forsyth Park Savannah St. Patrick's Day 2017 The Greening of the Forsyth Park Fountain, parades on Hilton Head Is., Tybee Is. & in Savannah and our favorite event, Tara Feis Irish Celebration, will be here soon.

For information about the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival including the Savannah parade route visit savannahga.gov/savstpat

FREE, Family-Friendly Tara Feis Irish Celebration

Sat. March 11, 11AM-5PM in Savannah’s Emmett Park.
The non-alcoholic family-friendly feis (pron. FESH) – or festival – will be a feast for the eyes, ears and palate, with live performances, food, art activities, crafts and games hosted with Irish ceremony, tradition and hospitality. The festival is held each year in the beautiful Emmet Park located in heart of downtown Savannah.
This event is a free, non-alcoholic event geared towards families & children.
Details here.

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FREE GREENING OF FOUNTAIN

Fri. March 10, Noon in Forsyth Park
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee’s annual Greening of the Fountain takes place in Forsyth Park at the main fountain on the north side. The Greening ceremony has evolved into a popular event, as the attendance grows larger every year. The children are the focus of the Greening and a special kind of Irish magic culminates when the fountain water turns from clear to green, ensuring a “young-at-heart” experience for everyone.
Details here. 

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TYBEE ISLAND IRISH HERITAGE PARADE

Sat. March 11, 3PM Butler Ave., Tybee Island
Details here.

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Sun. March 12, 3PM. This is a more lowkey, laid-back parade than Savannah’s.
Details & the parade route here. 

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SAVANNAH ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Fri March 17, 10:15AM. Show up early to get a spot along the route.
Details & the parade route here. 

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HILTON HEAD ST. BALDRICK’S HEADSHAVING FUNDRAISER

Sat. March 18, 3-5PM @ Mellow Mushroom on Hilton Head Is. St. Baldrick’s headshaving fundraiser to fight kids’ cancer
Details here. 
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SAVANNAH ST. BALDRICK’S HEADSHAVING FUNDRAISER

Sat. March 25, noon-4PM @ Savannah City Market. St. Baldrick’s headshaving fundraiser to fight kids’ cancer.
Details here. 

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FAMILY-FRIENDLY IRISH BOWLING

Ancient Order of Hibernians’ Irish Road Bowling Tournament
Sat. March 25, 10AM @ Hutchinson Island Racetrack
Cost: $20 per person, $60 per team.
Details & register here.

 

Math Tutoring: FREE SAT Math Workshops @ Mathnasiums in Savannah, Pooler

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Free Math Tutoring intro to SAT Math Workshop Mathnasium Savannah Pooler Mathnasium Math Learning Center is hosting a FREE introduction to SAT Math Workshop in Savannah  & Pooler.

The workshop includes:

 How to register for the test
 Know what to expect on test day
 Get acquainted with the organization of the math section
 Learn how the math sections are timed and scored
 Learn special math strategies to improve your score
 Become familiar with the math topics you need to know
 Practice some SAT math questions in a fun environment

Where and when :
Fri March 3 5-6.30PM @ Mathnasium of Savannah Midtown: (next to TJ Maxx)
RSVP TO savannahmidtown@mathnasium.com

Sun March 5 3.30-5PM Mathnasium of Pooler (Publix center near Seasons of Japan)
RSVP TO pooler@mathnasium.com

Spaces are limited, RSVP by email to the center of your choice with the student’s name, grade and school.

Mathnasium is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Easter Egg Hunts 2017: Registration open for free 2017 Pooler Egg Hunt

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Registration for the 2017 Pooler Egg Hunt is now available!

The event is free because two local churches – Gateway Community Church and First Presbyterian Church – are hosting the hunt.

Register here.

The 5th Annual Pooler Egg Hunt will be Sat. April 15 9-11AM at the Pooler Recreation Complex (200 Preston stokes Dr, Pooler, GA 31322).

This year’s hunt will be for children up through 5th Grade. There will be one hunt at 9AM and one hunt at 10:30AM.

This is a FREE event, but each child participating must have a reserved ticket through Eventbrite. A printed copy of each ticket must be presented at the event in order to be admitted.
*When you reserve your child’s ticket, please be sure to select the ticket that matches your child’s age range (either under 2 years old, 2-3 years old, 4-5 years old, 1st – 3rd grade or 4th – 5th Grade) and desired hunt time (either 9AM or 10:30AM).

Annual Pooler Egg Hunt
Pooler Recreation Complex
200 Preston Stokes Drive
Pooler, GA 31322

Hilton Head/Bluffton Kids’ Activities: Free Family Fun Night @ The Sandbox

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Is. You are invited to FREE Family Fun Night this Friday March 3 @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

This community event is free for all families – visitors and Hilton Head Island area residents are all welcome!

It’s a chance for parents and kids to play and explore our exhibits indoors as well as outdoors with Bounce House and Big Blue Blocks (weather permitting). This month we’ll offer a “Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead” craft inside and, as always, light refreshments will be served at no cost.

Bring some friends to Family Fun Night, too. It’s an excellent opportunity for those unfamiliar to learn more about The Sandbox with the museum’s 11 unique, hands-on exhibits and seasonal programs. This casual evening of fun and learning is also a way to connect and meet new friends in our community.

An hour or two of playful family together time is an awesome way to end your busy week.

COST: FREE!
Brought to you by The Bargain Box
March 3 | 5:30 – 7:30PM at The Sandbox
18A Pope Avenue,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.842.7645

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Birthday Discount

Let’s have a party!

The Sandbox Children’s Museum Birthday Party Room is available to rent for your celebration.

Remember, you receive a 20% discount on one birthday party per year with your annual membership to The Sandbox.

Visit http://www.thesandbox.org/birthday-parties or call 843-842-7645 for scheduling and more information.

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March Museum Hours

Sunday-Monday: Closed | Tuesday-Saturday: 10AM-5PM

The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

FREE Tara Feis Irish Celebration, March 11, Savannah

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Free Tara Feis 2017 Savannah St. Patrick's Day
The 26th Annual Tara Feis Irish Festival
will be Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Emmet Park from 11AM – 5PM

Tara Feis is a festival that promotes true Irish culture and heritage through music, dancing, crafts and storytellers in a family- friendly atmosphere. The event commences with an official Irish opening ceremony featuring the Parade Grand Marshal and local dignitaries in a parade of colorful flags and bagpipes, preceded by performances on two stages that feature traditional Irish dancing, Celtic music and a whimsical magic show.

A major component of the cherished festival is its historical value. Irish heritage in Savannah dates back to the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, where Emmet Park was once referred to as, “The Green”.

The 26th Annual Tara Feis Irish Festival is free and open to the public. This is a non-alcoholic event.  ­­­Emmet Park is located in downtown Savannah at the East end of Bay Street.

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Schedule of events

Main Stage Schedule

11.00A.M. Opening Ceremony. Presentation of the Colors. Irish National Anthem, American National Anthem. Official remarks.
11.30 A.M. Legacy Irish Dance Academy
12.15 P.M. Harry O’Donoghue
1.00 P.M. The Outside Track
2.00 P.M. Irish Dancers of Savannah
2.45 P.M. The Savannah Ceili Band
2.45 P.M. The Outside Track
(Autograph signing at the ticket tent)
3.30 P.M. Harry O’Donoghue
4.00 P.M. The Outside Track
4.55 P.M Closing remarks

Children’s Stage Schedule

11.30 A.M. Conrad Hartz Puppets
12.15 P.M. Irish Dancers of Savannah
1.00 P.M. Magic Marc
1.45 P.M. Michael Corbett & Colleen Settle
2.15 P.M. Legacy Irish Dance Academy
3.00 PM. Magic Marc
3.30 PM. Conrad Hartz Puppets
4.00 PM. Stage Closed

For more information please contact 912-651-6417 or visit www.savannahga.gov/tarafeis

Tybee Mardi Gras Parade 2017

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Mardi Gras Parade Tybee Island 2017 Celebrate Mardi Gras at Tybee Island’s festive, family-friendly parade, which rolls down Butler Avenue onto Tybrisa Street this weekend.

Parade time is 2pm on Saturday February 25th, the route will begin at Memorial Park and follow Butler Avenue to Tybrisa to the Round-about. After the parade will be a costume contest in which the winners will be crowned the 2017 Mardi Gras Tybee King and Queen! The King and Queen will then host the street dance fun with music.

The parade will travel south on Butler and head towards the beach on Tybrisa Street.
All Parade Floats will line up on 4th Street at Memorial Park.

Savannah Chiropractors: Bright Life Chiropractic hosts free Ladies Night Out

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Savannah Chiropractors Chiropractic

Bright Life Chiropractic in Savannah invites you to a free, relaxing evening of fun & pampering at a Ladies Night Out, Fri. Feb. 24, 6-8PM.

Bring your girlfriends to enjoy spa demos, raffles, shopping, skin care, massages, food & more. For free!

Bright Life Chiropractic
2 Park of Commerce Blvd. Suite D
Savannah, 31405

About Bright Life

Bright Life Chiropractic in Savannah specializes in pregnancy, infants, pediatrics and family care.

Dr. Samantha Hornick and Dr. Jared Brown at Bright Life Chiropractic are Webster Technique Certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

At Bright Life Chiropractic, Dr. Jared Brown and Dr. Samantha Hornick assist people in gaining victory in their health by offering cutting-edge chiropractic corrective care in Savannah’s most state-of-the-art chiropractic health care facility. Dr. Jared and Dr. Samantha focus on setting people free from their current conditions so they may live their lives to their fullest potential.

Dr. Jared Brown and Dr. Samantha Hornick provide specific, scientific neurologically based chiropractic care for you and you family!

Bright Life Chiropractic, 2 Park of Commerce Blvd. Suite D, Savannah 31405, 912.777.3717, info@brightlifechiropractic.com , www.BrightLifeChiropractic.com

Savannah schools: FREE History of Basketball program @ St. Andrew’s School

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

History of Basketball St. Andrew's School Savannah

The public is invited to a special free program History of Basketball @ St. Andrew’s School in Savannah on Thursday, Feb. 23 which highlights the history of basketball.

The program begins at 8AM in Compton Gym, St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah 31410.

The history of basketball will be presented by actor Clyk Cozart, former collegiate and ABA athlete Jim Dawson, former Globetrotter Larry “Gator” Rivers, and sports publicist Keith Zimmerman. And for the first time, the Olympic Berg Ball will be on display. This is the winning basketball used by the American team in the 1936 Berlin hosted Olympics, the first year basketball was a part of the Olympic games. Later this year, the gold medal ball will be auctioned off at a starting bid of $1 million.

The evening program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://saslions.com

About St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 through Grade 12 located on Wilmington Island, Savannah.

The independent school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and has been recognized
for the past five years as an Apple Distinguished School. St. Andrew’s School was named best Savannah private school in Savannah Magazine in 2016.

NEW: Beginning in Fall 2017, St. Andrew’s offers FREE A.M. bus service with centralized pick up locations in Sandfly and on Skidaway Island.

For more information, visit saslions.com

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, www.saintschool.com , email admission@saintschool.com  On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Watch dogs catch Frisbees @ FREE World Canine Disc Championship Qualifier, Savannah

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

See Fido’s Frisbee skills. Come to the World Canine Disc Championship Qualifier February 24-26 at Islands High School in Savannah.

Proceeds benefit the Islands High School’s Veterinary Science Program, One Love Animal Rescue, Save-A-Life, Coastal Pet rescue, FACTS and helps homeless vets with pets through the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 660.

The 2017 Canine Disc World Championship Qualifier is Friday through Sunday, February 24th – 26th, 9AM to 5PM at Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. Admission is free.

For more information on being a vendor, to volunteer, event schedule, and entry competition fees, please visit www.TailsSpin.com or call James Fox, 912-656-5788.