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ROSEBORO — Spring has sprung and the flowers are in full bloom — just in time for the small western town’s first-ever festival — BloomFest.
Allie Strickland and other committee members have been busy for more than a year working to pull together the community event that promises to bring a day filled with excitement and entertainment for the entire family.
“Community unity is something the town of Roseboro wants and needs so badly for its residents,” Strickland said. “We are thrilled to offer BloomFest as a step closer to that.”
Next Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., the town will be filled with more than 50 local vendors, entertainment and food. Brittany McLamb, a native of Salemburg, who currently resides in Nashville, Tenn., and is a country artist, will perform. Local dance groups, pageant queens and musical groups will also perform.
“We would love for everyone to come out and bring their families,” Strickland said. “We are so excited to offer this much needed positive event to our community.”
According to Strickland, one of the most unique exhibits will be the “Touch-A-Truck” where families can explore different vehicles by touching and climbing inside to learn their purpose and what careers are needed to operate them.
“We feel this offers a new educational experience for children and their families,” Strickland explained.
Like many of the town’s residents, Roseboro mayor Alice Butler says she is excited about the upcoming event and is looking forward to seeing the downtown area blooming with people.
“We are so excited that the town of Roseboro will be hosting its first BloomFest on Saturday, April 28,” Butler said. “There will be something for everyone. We will have events for children; the local schools will be showcasing their work; many vendors will be here as well a variety of entertainment. This is a very exciting time for Roseboro as we put our logo in action and take root and bloom.”
BloomFest is being sponsored by several local Roseboro based businesses such as Lane & Associates Family Dentistry, Sandy Hauling, Crumpler Plastic Pipe and others, as well as the Sampson County Visitors Bureau.
For more information about the festival, sponsorship information, vendor and entertainment information, call the Roseboro Town Hall or email [email protected]
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