By Charlotte Smith
The weather forecast for Saturday, April 6, is stated to be in the mid 70’s and cloudy, which should be perfect weather for the annual Spring Fling in downtown Bladenboro. Live music, vendors, contests, and other entertainment are all on the agenda for the community event.
The annual event is organized by Boost the Boro members. Penny Walters is the chair of the event and is anticipating a large crowd.
Food, craft and other vendors are scheduled to be in attendance starting at 10 a.m. There will also be food contests to be judge beginning at 11 a.m.
There will be live music by Gary Lowder and the Smokin’ Hot starting at 7 p.m. lasting until 10 p.m. The event is free to attend and opened to the public.
The Best Pound Cake Contest and the Best Biscuit Baker Contest will be underway at the event. Last year, Gwen Williams won the “Best Biscuit Maker” contest from 11 entries, but may not keep the title this year.
The Best Pound Cake Contest is a new competition. Judging will be at the stage downtown during the Spring Fling. There is a $10 entry fee for each contest. The Best Biscuit Baker and the Best Pound Cake Baker will receive a grand prize of $100 and a trophy.
Biscuit judging begins at 11:00 a.m. and the winner will be announced at 12:00 noon. The Pound Cake judging begins at 12:00 noon and winner announced at 1:00 pm. All baked goods must be made from “scratch” and delivered to the Boost the Boro tent beside the stage.