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Visitors flood Viola for homecoming
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Rain canceled the Viola Valley Homecoming tractor pull scheduled for Friday night, but didn’t dampen activities for the Silver Jubilee celebration Saturday in downtown Viola.Viola Valley Homecoming president Trent Prater estimated over 1,000 people had attended homecoming as of noon yesterday.A parade kicked off the celebration Saturday morning with the Warren County High School Band and Pioneerettes leading the way.The Coffee County Button Club took first place for its float highlighting the 25th Viola Valley celebration. Large posters were decorated with pictures and information showcasing homecomings from years past.Covenant Fellowship Church’s float placed second with a tent, deer and outdoor theme.Outdoor Ministries’ float placed third. It was a boat with boys fishing and featured a sign proclaiming Outdoor Ministries is “introducing kids to God’s creation.”The parade featured many antique cars and tractors, as well as the ever-popular multitude of people riding four-wheelers.Live animals were abundant in the parade as many people, young and old, rode horses.