Drizzle doesn’t dampen SpringFest fun

Published 8:43 pm Monday, May 12, 2014

Mackenzie Huey and Maddie Motes stopped to smell the “flowers” at Brundidge’s SpringFest on Saturday.

Mackenzie Huey and Maddie Motes stopped to smell the “flowers” at Brundidge’s SpringFest on Saturday.

Even though the clouds hovered and rain drizzled off and on most of the day, the 2014 SpringFest in Brundidge Saturday was a great success.
Dixie Shehane, event chair for the sponsoring Brundidge Business Association, said the threat of rain didn’t keep the vendors away nor did it keep the crowds away.
“We had some of the best vendors that we have ever had and they all seemed pleased with the support of the shoppers,” Shehane said. “We had 50 arts and crafts vendors and 17 food vendors. Several of the vendors were new to SpringFest and they indicated that they will be back next year. The BBA was pleased because the vendors were pleased.”
Shehane said people were buying, and that’s always a sign of a festival success.
“It being Mother’s Day weekend, there was a lot of ‘mom shopping,’” she said. “So, a lot of mothers received wonderful, handmade gifts that were thoughtfully bought and those are very special kinds of gifts.”
The entertainment got high marks with Lenny Trawick and his band and Henry Everett and his band taking center stage.
“Those two bands are always excellent and they hold the crowd,” Shehane said. “The Pike County High School Jazz ensemble did an outstanding job and Tammy Chavers and Charlie were a big hit with the kids. Tammy is a ventriloquist and, when she brought Charlie out, the kids came running.”
Shehane expressed appreciation to BBA President Chuck Caraway and his staff for the tremendous amount of work they did in getting the festival up and going,
“We couldn’t have had the festival without their help,” she said. “And, the City of Brundidge had the grounds at City Hall looking great. City employees came in after the festival and got everything cleaned up. Sunday morning, you couldn’t even tell we’d had a festival.”
Of course, the BBA members pulled together to make the 2014 SpringFest another great success. “And, what would a festival be without vendors and community support,” Shehane said. “We thank everyone for helping make SpringFest another great one. The success of the festival is the encouragement we need to get started making plans for next year. And, we are already thinking and planning for SpringFest 2015.”

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