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Actor McRaney, Gov. Bryant to attend 25th Okatoma Fest

Actor Gerald McRaney will be grand marshal for the 25th annual Okatoma Festival parade in Collins Saturday. Actor Gerald McRaney will be grand marshal for the 25th annual Okatoma Festival parade in Collins Saturday.
COLLINS, MS (WDAM) -

Hollywood actor and Collins native Gerald McRaney and Gov. Phil Bryant are scheduled to attend the 25th annual Okatoma Festival Saturday.

McRaney will be grand marshal of the festival parade, which begins at 10:30 a.m. Gov. Bryant will also be in the parade.

Both will greet some festival attendees at the chancery building and both are scheduled to speak on the festival's main stage afterwards.

"At that time, the Governor will be telling about his Mississippi Homecoming Program, Mississippi's creative economy, which ties into what we're doing," said Marie Shoemake, executive director of the Covington County Chamber of Commerce. "And then of course, Gerald will be introduced and will give his talk on his hometown of Collins in Mississippi," she said.

The event will also feature dozens of arts and crafts vendors and various carnival rides for children. It will end with a street dance in downtown Collins from 6-10 p.m.

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