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McDonough hosts benefit fall festival, concert

McDONOUGH — Organizers are planning a fall festival in McDonough partly to benefit a project to build an aquatic center.

The Hogs, Hotrods & Harleys Fall Festival and Outdoor Concert is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. at Alexander Park, 300 Atlanta St. in McDonough. It is sponsored by the McDonough Main Street Program in partnership with the McDonough Hospitality and Tourism Board.

A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit the Kensley Grace Aquatic Center, a planned competitive swim facility in Henry County. The facility is named in honor of Kensley Grace Kirby, a 5-year-old from Henry County who made national headlines when she died in June 2011 of a lethal dose of local anesthesia.

The festival will include activities for the youth, a car and bike show, a barbecue competition and an outdoor concert.

Organizers said top prizes in the competitions are worth more than $900. The outdoor concert will feature JK and The Lost Boys, The Full House Band and Joel Kosche of Collective Soul. The concert’s headlining act is Will Turpin and The Way, also of Collective Soul.

Admission covers the day’s activities at $15 until 3 p.m. and $25 afterward. Children, ages 12 and under, are free.