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Darien Blessing of the Fleet

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DARIEN, GA (WTOC) -

The Annual Blessing of the Fleet happened on Sunday, in Darien Georgia. The event was just named one of the top events in the U.S.A. by "Top Events U.S.A."

The Darien-McIntosh County Chamber of Commerce celebrates the biggest industry for the area; shrimping with the three-day, fun filled event, which consists of an art show, various foods, arts and crafts, car shows, and of course, the highlight: The Blessing of the Fleet.

"To ensure the good Lord is being with the shrimpers and watching and caring for them each and every day they are out to sea, and bring them home safely. And, they sprinkle the holy water on the boat so they will have a bountiful catch, and we are praying for that this year," said Charlie Banks, Darien.

Darien's weekend-long festival for the Blessing of the Fleet is the largest on the east coast, with crowds of 30,000 plus attending each year.

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