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  • Fall Festival begins today in Wilson

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  • Today marks the beginning of Wilson's annual Fall Festival. It also happens to be the beginning of the town's Centennial Celebration.
    The following is the schedule for this weekend's activities.
    7 p.m. — Gospel singing and BBQ at the Wilson Assembly of God Church (Call Jim McGaughy at (580) 669-1150)
    7:30 p.m. — WHS football game against Velma-Alma
    6-9 a.m. — Pancake breakfast at the school cafeteria, sponsored by the Wilson girls' basketball teams
    7 a.m. — Eagle Pride Cross Country 5K Run (starts at 7th Street and Main Street, $25 entry fee, first four finishers receive medals)
    8 a.m. — Booth setup on Main Street
    9 a.m.-noon — Blood drive at Chamber Building
    9:15 a.m. — lineup for Fall Festival Parade at Old Gym property, one block north of Main Street (Contact Peggy Herrin at (580) 513-0473, Kim Kinard at (580) 221-3833 or Tildy Asbery at (580) 465-0198 with any questions)
    10 a.m. — Parade starts on Main Street
    11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Booths open, bounce houses open, Wilson Historical Society presenting slide show of 100 years of Wilson at the library
    1 p.m. — Ugly dog contest
    1:30 p.m. — Turtle race
    2 p.m. — Limbo contest
    2:30 p.m. — Hula hoop contest
    3 p.m. — Bubble gum contest
    3:30 p.m. — Stick horse races
    4 p.m — Minute to Win It ($15 for a team of two, winnings to be split 50/50)
    7 p.m. — Karaoke
    8-11 p.m. — Street dance with DJ David Newby
    After church — Taco salad bowl lunch, baked goods silent auction at the school cafeteria
    1 p.m. — Fall Festival royalty crowned
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