Festival at the Well Saturday

Published 11:00 pm Thursday, May 17, 2012

The fun and frolic of the19th Annual Festival at the Well will get underway in Glenwood with the festival parade at 9 a.m. Saturday and continue until the dancing stops sometime before midnight.

Mary Sexton, a member of the sponsoring Flowing Well Foundation, said a full day and nearly half night of fun have been planned for the 2012 edition of the “arts and crafts and much more” festival.

“We invite everyone who wants to be in the parade to come and join us,” Sexton said. “Everyone else, we invite to come and watch.”

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The opening ceremony for the festival will be immediately following the parade and include the introduction of dignitaries and special guests.

The children’s pageant for ages six months to 11 years will follow the opening ceremony. Pageant registration is $15 and is open until pageant begins.

The Festival at the Well features arts and crafts, food booths, entertainment and children’s activities.

“We have a large number of artists and craftsmen and food vendors, including the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department,” Sexton said. “The fire department will have Boston butts for sale for $25, barbecue and hamburgers. Other food vendors will have ice cream, nachos, cotton candy, and all other kinds of festival foods. So there will be a lot to see and good food to eat.”

Non-stop entertainment will begin after lunch and feature, The Benton Brothers & Company, Harlan Burton, SheBANG! Cloggers, Jimmy Jarmin, Becky Montgomery and Sounds, the American Legion Dancers, Conecuh River Boys, Prescott’s Still and other special guests.

Children’s activities include games, such as “fishing” and a “duck pond.”

The Festival at the Well Street Dance with County Line will begin at 8 p.m. and admission to the Festival is $5.

“If those who attend the festival will keep their armbands, those will be the admission to the Street Dance,” Sexton said.

The Festival at the Well got its name from the artesian well that has been flowing in Glenwood since the early 1900s. The proceeds from the annual festival are used to fund scholarships for deserving graduating high school seniors who have roots in Glenwood.