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Appling event features Swingin' Medallions

Posted: April 20, 2013 - 11:03pm  |  Updated: April 23, 2013 - 3:39pm
The Swingin' Medallions will be among the performers April 28 in a family festival at Appling's Wysteria Hill Plantation.  Special Photo
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The Swingin' Medallions will be among the performers April 28 in a family festival at Appling's Wysteria Hill Plantation.

 


It’s an event packed with entertainers in addition to games for kids, and it’s designed to raise money in the fight against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.


The Wisteria Hill Plantation Family Fun Day will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, April 28, at Wisteria Hill Plantation in Appling.


Dustin Woods, who is coordinating the event, heard about the death of Wyatt Auffrey, the infant son of Augusta RiverHawks Matt Auffrey, to SIDS and wanted to do something to raise awareness of SIDS.


“We started working with MCG, and it’s just blown up from there. We have vendors and rides for kids. We have actually had to turn people (vendors) away,” said Woods.


The Swingin’ Medallions is the headliner for the event and is scheduled to play intermittently between 3 and 6 p.m. Other performers who will take the stage throughout the day include Tony Howard, She N She, Kelsey Gibson, Shelby Paige Walker,Trish Johnson Watts, Brandon Paugh, Shelley Watkins McGee, Connor Howell, META4 and Augusta West Dance Studio.


Vendors will have arts and crafts items and there will be representatives of home-based businesses such as Origami Owl, Scentsy, It Works and Pampered Chef. There will be food and beverages as well as unlimited rides and inflatables for children.


Tickets are $20 for teens and adults 13 years-old and older; $15 for children between the ages of 6 and 12. Children 5 and younger are admitted free. VIP tickets cost $60 and include reserved parking, reserved seating, special VIP entrance, meet and greet with the Swingin’ Medallions and unlimited beverages.


Proceeds will benefit the Wyatt Auffrey Memorial Fund and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.


Advance tickets are available at Subway, Riverwood Town Center, Evans; Subway, 1569 Walton Way; Subway, 2834 Washington Rd., Augusta; Augusta West Dance Studio, 262 Fury’s Ferry Road and Simple Bliss Galas and Gifts, 3604 Verandah Drive, Augusta.


Call (706) 825-4078.

IF YOU GO

What: Family Fun Day

Where: Wysteria Hill Plantation, White Oak Road, Appling

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 28

Cost: $20 for teens and adults, $15 children, under 5 free; VIP tickets $60.

More: Call (706) 825-4078

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