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Gladewater Kicks Off 23rd Annual "Gusher Days" Weekend Festival

Here's something you may want to check out this weekend - the kickoff of the 23rd annual "Gusher Days" celebration in Gladewater. On Saturday, the gusher days golf tournament kicks of the Benin the three week celebration.

The festival will include all sorts of events celebrating the "Oil Boom" era, including a parade, a dance, and, new this year-- an eating contest that may challenge your tolerance for spicy foods.

"This year, we have a Hush Puppy bake- off. It's a eating contest for hush puppies. 'The World's Best Hush Puppies' will put it on. We will feed jalapeno hush puppies to everybody--we want to see how many they can eat." No need to worry, they're mild - just good and flavorful.

We've linked to "Gusher Days" website on  Just go to, "Know More On Seven" and click on "Gusher Days" for a complete list of events.

LaKecia Shockley, Reporting.


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