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The state official folk festival celebrates 60 years this weekend

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The 60th Annual State Folk Festival got underway today in White Springs just north of Lake City and runs thru Sunday night.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend talked with longtime festival performer Tom Shed about the history of the longest running folk festival in the country.

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