Harlem to hold 29th annual Oliver Hardy Festival Oct. 7
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Dennis Moriarty and the late Dale Walter Sr.
For the 24th year in a row, Dennis (Sparkie/Stan) Moriarty will return to Harlem for the 29th annual Oliver Hardy Festival on Oct. 7.
He will be without his partner of 30 years Dale E. (Pogo/Ollie) Walter Sr. who passed away during the first week of November 2015.
Moriarty will have the pleasure to enjoy the skills and talents of “Little Ollie” and his driver, Phillip Jones and Gary Oliver Russeth.
Russeth is a volunteer docent at the Laurel and Hardy Museum in Harlem and the curator of Ollie Also & Stanie Too Fine Old Car Museum in Harlem.
The performers will perform at various locations the week before festival to promote Harlem. They will perform at “Sons of the Desert” activities on Oct. 5, 6 and 7. These activities include the Augusta Canal Tour and Discovery Center, reception and “Berth Marks Tent” #238 meeting at the Laurel and Hardy Museum.
Moriarty and Walter, Laurel and Hardy look-a-likes from Ohio, have been featured in more than a dozen travel brochures since July 2002, promoting Harlem, the only Laurel and Hardy Museum in America and only one of four in the world, several area publications and Georgia travel guides.
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