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Bailey Celebrates 100th Birthday

Posted September 28, 2007 1:08 p.m. EDT

Our friends in Bailey are having a big celebration tomorrow!

Bailey is a wonderful small town in Nash County, located just off Highway 264 between Raleigh and Wilson. It's probably best known for its Country Doctor Museum, which is one of Nash County's biggest attractions.

The town is celebrating its 100th birthday Saturday! The fun begins at 11 a.m. and continues until 3 p.m. along Main Street in downtown Bailey. You can enjoy food vendors, Bailey Elementary School students will sing, the Ginger Thompson band will perform, as well as a jazz band. Mayor Bob Frazier will have a short program at 2 p.m., with A.B. Swindell speaking.

I'm told you'll be able to enjoy a carriage ride from the Country Doctor Museum through town, with tour guides giving you the inside story about Bailey and its history. Pop into the lobby of the Heritage Bank to watch a DVD featuring old pictures of the town and some video from Fourth of July parades.

This weekend's event is a big kickoff for a year of celebrations, marking Bailey's centennial. Head out there and enjoy the party!

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