Folks in Henagar took time Wednesday to honor the agricultural way of life, including the many struggles that go along with it in DeKalb County.
Chad Greeson's family has been growing potatoes in DeKalb County for fifty years. Even on a holiday, the work never stops. Workers dug up 13 truck loads of potatoes during today's harvest. Even though the potato farming business isn't doing as well as it did in years past, the family says they will continue to harvest their crops because its a big part of the local economy. "It's pretty important because each year, no year is the same in farming. It's just a big gamble with the weather and stuff like that," Greeson said.
Every Fourth of July the town of Henagar has a parade. Wednesday was also the 30th annual Sand Mountain Potato Festival. There were games and activities for kids, a car show, a concert and arts and crafts.