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May 16, 2012

Springfest to celebrate Armed Forces Day Saturday

GREENVILLE — The local observance of Armed Forces Day is scheduled this weekend, with a full day of music and fun on the agenda.

Springfest 2012 will start at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Greenville SportsPark. The event is set to include live performances by the Blues Doctors, Blue Mode, Julliard violinist Richmond Punch, J Fraze and King Solomon, as well as a performance by “DJ Cue” from Atlanta.

The Hunt County Veterans Honor Guard is also scheduled to present a tribute to each branch of the armed services.

Other planned activities include an essay contest and a three-on-three basketball tournament as well as Madden Football, chess, spades and domino tournaments.

Armed Forces Day was created in 1949 to honor Americans serving in the five U.S. military branches – the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard – following the consolidation of the military services in the Department of Defense.

Those wanting more information about Springfest 2012 can call 972-762-2909.

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