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As Pandemic Fears Recede, Tallahassee's Seasonal Events Repopulate The Calendar

Tom Flanigan
Eager shoppers crowded St. John's parish hall to peruse the various market offerings

What a difference a year makes! Tallahassee's seasonal celebrations have returned after the pandemic scrubbed many of them last year. Thousands of people took the long Centerville Road trek to Bradley's Country Store on Saturday for its famed Family Fun Day. Tallahassee's Cascades Park was rocking Saturday night with as Bill Wharton, known around the world as the "Sauce Boss" performed for the homefolks. And traffic was steady at St. John's Episcopal Church for its Holiday Market. Lizbeth Childs was a prime market organizer.

"Last year we were so sad to cancel the Market, but we're so happy to have it back. It's just fun to see all the smiling faces, helpers and volunteers. It definitely feels like it always had and like we never skipped a year," she remarked.

More local holiday happenings are coming up. Among them, the LeMoyne Holiday Show and Sale starting the day after Thanksgiving and the following weekend, Market Days at the North Florida Fairgrounds.

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Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, focusing on covering local personalities, issues, and organizations. He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas, and his home state of Maryland.

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