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Aragon BBQ
Plans are underway for the 42nd Annual Aragon BBQ, once a fund raiser for the Aragon Volunteer Fire Department. Beginning in 2015, it is now a City sponsored event. Contributions are accepted, and appreciated. Mark you Calendars for June 24th & 25th, 2016. Volunteers are always welcome, contact Lori Dunn, for more information.

Aragon Children's Day

One of the largest events in Polk County takes place again in 2016. The 25th annual Aragon Children’s Day will be on the first Saturday after “school is “out”. The event is held the Aragon Park beside the Mill pond. Doug Rayburn, an organizer of the event, said generally over 1,000 people show up for this day. “We have games, prizes, food, fishing and so much more,” Rayburn said. “For a lot of kids, this is their Christmas.” Rayburn said his brother Frank, a former mayor of Aragon, started the event. “When he was the mayor he founded the Children’s Day,” Rayburn said. “Without him doing that, this wouldn’t even be happening.” The event will start at 10 a.m. and last until 3 p.m. It is for children ages 16-and-under. There is no admission to get in to the fun-filled event. “Everything is free,” Rayburn said. “Nearly every business in Rockmart helps us put this on, we couldn’t do it without their participation.” Rayburn said although its called Aragon Children’s Day, the event is for any and all children, no matter where they live. “Kids come from everywhere,” Rayburn said. “It’s all about the kids. Seeing a smile on the face of a child is worth every moment of work that we put into it.” Rayburn did stress the importance of each child registering when they arrive so their names can be entered for the chance to win prizes. “Starting around lunch time we will have drawings for children to win prizes like a fishing rod, a stereo, probably around 12 to 14 bicycles, all kinds of stuff,” Rayburn said. The event is sponsored by the City of Aragon, the Davitte Lodge #513 and area merchants. “We want to thank the City of Aragon for everything that they do,” Rayburn said.

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