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Comin’ Home to Cross Hill festival this weekend

The 28th Annual “Comin’ Home to Cross Hill” festival is set for Labor Day Weekend and will feature a parade, music, classic cars and professional wrestling.

The event, scheduled for Sept. 1-2, will officially begin at 7 p.m. Friday with a professional wrestling card presented by Battle Zone Wrestling. The matches will be held outside, behind the Cross Hill Town Hall. Admission is free, and concessions will be available.

The annual Cross Hill Town Parade is set to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday on Highway 39 near the U.S. Post Office. The parade route will travel up Main Street and end at Puckett Ferry Road.

This year’s Grand Marshalls are former Cross Hill Mayor Jessie Allen and wife Lucille.

Saturday’s musical lineup at the park behind Town Hall is set to begin at 11 a.m. with a performance by the 282nd U.S. Army Marching Band from Fort Jackson in Columbia.

The band, “Joyride,” is to take the stage at noon and perform until 4 p.m. Joyride performs the “best in beach, boogie and blues.” Teen guitarist and vocalist Chandler White is also slated to perform.

The annual car show is also scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Cross Hill parking lot and go until at least 2 p.m.

Concessions will be available throughout the weekend. Crafts will also be on display.

The festival is expected to wrap up at about 4 p.m. Friday with cash-prize drawings and other activities.

For more information or to register for the parade, contact Cross Hill Mayor Randy Bishop at 864-554-1154.

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