Cowboys, Gunslingers, Books, Books, Books
Come out to Jim Miller Park in Marietta for the second annual Wild West Fest and 30th year of the Cobb Library used book sale.
The second annual Wild West Fest takes place in the equestrian center at Jim R. Miller Park on Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All proceeds are designated to fund programs and services of Cobb County Libraries.
There will be over 10 activities that repeat throughout the day for kids. Even the Cobb Sheriff’s department will participate with a horse posse parade at 11 a.m..
When guests get thirsty, just stroll over to the Cactus Rose Saloon for some cool lemonade, and pose for photos taken by an authentic 1800s photographer.
Witness sheriff deputies arresting the “bad guys” (local celebrities and community leaders) and taking them to the jail-house on site. This year the “bad guys” being arrested include: Mike Boyce, Tony Britton, Sheila Jones, Mark Mathews, Bob Ott, RJ Patel, Van Pearlberg, Woody Thompson and Bob Weatherford. The celebrities won’t be released from jail until enough jail bail money is donated, which goes to help fund Cobb libraries.
Tickets for the event are $5 per person and children three-years-old and younger get in free.
The semi-annual Cobb Library Used Book Sale will be held at an exhibition hall just feet away from the Wild West event. Patrons that purchase books can get $1 off the Wild West ticket price.
Donated items for the book sale include soft-cover and hard-back books, magazines, text books, DVD and VHS movies, and children’s books. Prices range from 10 cents to $5. Last year, the book sales generated more than $80,000 which enabled the library staff to purchase new materials, including books and DVDs.
On Sunday, a box of soft-covered books will probably be $10, and a box of hardcovers or audiovisual material will be $20.