Darien’s Blessing of the Fleet celebrates local shrimping industry

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DARIEN, Ga. (WSAV) — It’s a ceremony that draws in thousands of people from all across the country every year. The 51st annual Blessing of the Fleet in Darien took place over the weekend. There were 11 boats blessed this year.

The three-day festival celebrates the fishing industry and there was live entertainment, a classic car show and of course some amazing food.

Pastor Lee Bryant blessed this year’s fleet–it was his 25th year doing so. 

He says, “It’s the biggest money-maker of the year. And it’s just an opportunity for people to get together and good, clean fun.”

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