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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 »

Jackson’s Poke Sallet Festival Working To Return This May

Jackson County’s Poke Sallet Festival is planning on a return this May. The event hosted by the American Legion Post 129 is making a comeback for what would be its 44th year after COVID. American Legion Member Everette Vanhooser said that it’s important to them to keep the tradition alive. “We knew that if we did not step forward that ... Read More »

Poke Sallet Festival Cancelled Second Year In A Row

Another year will pass without the Jackson County Poke Sallet Festival. The American Legion Post 129 made the decision to cancel the May event. Post Commander Dale Smith said the reason is to prevent the spread of COVID. “We just try to protect our citizens in a small county in a small town,” Smith said. “Because, we would have people ... Read More »