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Updated: 03/12/2014 11:22:04AM

10th Annual Pioneer Day and BBQ Rib Cook-off in Arcadia

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The Fiddle Crabs of Punta Gorda is an old-time string band sponsored by the Williamson Group Realty. They play music popular in country towns of the 19th and 20th century. Other musical groups include the Anderson Brothers, the Gulf Coast Cloggers, Lee James, Barney and Nancy Meese, and the Suncoast Dulcimers.


Clair Miller plays the role of Arcadia Albritton, with James Sheridan pkpaying James Mitchell "Acrefoot" Johnson.

They will make an appearance at the 10th Annual Pioneer Day.

Provided by CAROL MAHLER

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The DeSoto County Historical Society and Mosaic invite everyone to the 10th Annual Pioneer Day and Barbecued Rib Cook-off. The family-fun festival is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 15, at DeSoto Veterans Park, on State Road 70 just west of Arcadia.

This event — held in honor of its founder Harold McLeod (1926-2013) — celebrates the history and heritage of Southwest Florida.

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