05/19/2024
Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.com
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Thoughts While ShavingSunny today, with a high near 84 … Mostly clear tonight, low near 57 … Friday, sunny, with a high near 86…

56 degrees at 5:15 a.m. today…

White Lake Water Festival is set for Friday, March 19 & 20. Music, parade, car & truck show, arts and crafts, kicks off a new summer season of fun for the area…

Thinking back … years and years ago … The Blueberry Festival preceded the Water Festival … It too was much fun, and kicked off a new summer season for the lake and surrounding area…

In the early days, a beauty contest was held at the old Elizabethtown High School … now the site of Elizabethtown City Government complex … For a while, the committee thought bringing in celebrities was a good addition … that soon fizzled … expensive and the festival was a good draw, and that idea was soon abandoned … Actor David Soul was one who participated early on…

The parade is always a highlight for many … School bands, clowns, and numerous floats … The festival is fun … This year WECT celebrities will be televising from the site, originally Goldston’s Beach area…

I recall one year when General Motors provided 3 or 4 convertibles, Oldsmobile if my memory is correct … It’s a great draw, kinda the official kick-off for the summer season at one of North Carolina’s best known vacation sites … I hope the weather is good and that attendance is the best ever…

It has been one of the top draws for the area for years … and this year is expected to be no less…

“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawnmower is broken.” James Dent

“And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your eyes sparkling.” Shanti

“Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.” Kellie Elmore

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