‘Catch the ACT’ in Brundidge Saturday

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 6, 2001

Features Editor

The annual Brundidge Arts and Crafts Show has been expanded and everyone is invited to "Catch the ACT" – Arts, Crafts and Trade Day – in Brundidge Saturday.

The Arts and Crafts Show will open at 8 a.m. and close around 4 p.m. However, those who frequent yard and garage sales are early risers, so Trade Day will get underway at 6 a.m. on the Hightower Grounds next to Colonial Bank.

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Kate Taylor, president of the Brundidge Business Association, sponsor of the event, said ACT will also include entertainment and great food.

"We have had an outstanding arts and crafts show for a long time, but this year we wanted to expand the day’s events to attract the interest of more people," she said. "The arts and crafts show will feature the same high quality items we have had in the past and we expect a large number of vendors with a variety of items, including holiday decorations and gifts, ceramics, fabrics, leather work and woodwork, Taylor said.

"Trade Day will feature what we expect to be Pike County’s largest yard sale and it will be a great place to find those ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ items. This is a good time of year to clean out your closets, your attic and your garage and turn your ‘trash’ into cash."

Dixie Shehane, chairperson for Trade Day, said a large number of vendors have registered, but it’s still not too late to gather up those ‘white elephant’ items and set up shop.

"It’s first come, first serve so those who register early will get first choice of spots," she said. "However, there are no ‘bad’ spots, so we invite everyone who has yard sale-type items they want to trade for cash to be a part of our first Trade Day. Spots will be available on Saturday so we’ll welcome late-comers. Trade Day promises to be a popular addition to our arts and crafts show and we hope to have a lot of bargain shoppers on the Hightower Grounds."

Entertainment, including gospel singing and dance groups, will be featured throughout the day. Food booths, including homemade baked goods and traditional outdoor eats, will add flavor and fun to the day.

The Brundidge Rotary Club’s Boston butt sale, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed. Date for the sale will be publicized once it has been confirmed, Taylor said.

In addition to arts, crafts, food and the flea market, the merchant members of the Brundidge Business Association have some "special" fun planned for shoppers.

"The merchants have planned a scavenger hunt and some merchants are giving tickets with a purchase, others are just giving tickets," Taylor said. "Shoppers will visit the different stores to see if their ticket has a matching number. If it does, there will be a prize for them at that store. The scavenger hunt is a lot of fun and it’s a way for visitors to Brundidge to see all of the great items our stores have to offer."

Some of the merchants also will have store specials for the day, so get into the ACT and be in Brundidge Saturday for a day of fun, shopping and fellowship.