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American Legion Will No Longer Operate Poke Sallet Festival

A new organization will have to host the Poke Sallet Festival next year after the Jackson County American Legion decided to drop the event. Post Commander Dale Smith said the Post has organized the Gainesboro tradition for six years. “The main reason that we’re giving it up is that we are all veterans and we have a lot of age ... Read More »

Poke Sallet Festival Returns To Gainesboro

One of the biggest events in Gainesboro comes back Thursday after a two-year hiatus. The 44th annual Poke Sallet Festival organized by the American Legion Post 129 returns. Commander Dale Smith said the three-day festival at town square will have live music, vendors and a few famous competitions. “We start preparing late on Wednesday afternoon marking and closing off the ... Read More »