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Success at the Spring Fest in Bladenboro


The threat of rain clouds loomed on Saturday, but held out to offer the Spring Fest in Bladenboro a very pleasant day.

The event was held at the Farmer’s Market with the Master Gardeners’ kicking off the celebration with their annual plant sale starting at 8:00 am. Fresh strawberries from Jack Pait were sold. Hand made clothes, bows, jewelry, ornaments, soaps, lotions and a lot more were offered by local crafting folks.

Bar-b-que chicken plates cooked up hot by members of Boost the ‘Boro were sold starting at noon. Around 2 pm they reported already selling about 300 plates.

A local band, The Loose Floorboards, kept everyone tapping their toes at the event with their classic rock music from noon until 4 pm.

When the band took a break, Todd Johnson, a candidate for US Congress took the stage to talk about his platform to end Obama Care and support HB2. David Gooden, candidate for Bladen County Commissioner at large was also spotted talking with community members in the crowd.

Miss Bladenboro, Haven Cashwell and Junior Miss Bladenboro, Kallie Bass from the Miss Bladenboro royal court were on hand to help out with the festivities as well.

Don White, Chairman of the Boost the ‘Boro, said, “This has been a very nice event. We have had a really good crowd out here today.”

This event was coordinated and sponsored by Boost the ‘Boro.

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