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Guests enjoy a prize wheel at Lynn Anne Castleberry’s Bridgeways table, sharing information about the organization and the summer day camp program. Photo by Christa Jennings
Paparazzi Jewelry was one vendor with wares available for shoppers to peruse during Rockford’s Spring Fling. Photo by Christa Jennings
Numerous area residents and guests enjoy Rockford’s Spring Fling event, shopping with various vendors and checking out other activities. Photos by Christa Jennings
By Christa Jennings
Senior Staff Writer
Numerous residents and guests alike converged in downtown Rockford last Saturday for the town’s Spring Fling festivities.
Adults, youth, canines, and even goats came out and enjoyed the day, from eating a variety of foods available with various food trucks to shopping with vendors and meeting and talking to local candidates. Younger guests were also able to enjoy a bounce house and water slide, as well as balloon animals and balloon hats made by Travis Milhan.
A wide variety of food was available in the small town, including street tacos and Mexican street corn, boiled and roasted peanuts, hot dogs, roasted corn, popsicles, shaved ice, and more. Other vendors had baked goods and pickles available for purchase, as well.
Still other vendors had handmade craft items, décor, shirts, hats, jewelry, goat milk soap, candles, door hangers, car fresheners, and more.
Travis Milhan provided music for the day’s event, and Frankie Jones provided the bounce house and water slide.
Organizations also had tables set up to share information about their agencies or businesses, including Children’s Rehab Services, Bridgeways, Nancy Kirby’s Law Office, and the Coosa County Animal Shelter, which was also accepting donations for the shelter startup.
Candidates also had tables and various items set up to help meet and greet individuals during the event. Those included Milhan, Jones, District 4 County Commissioner Ronnie Joiner, and Sheriff Michael Howell.
The Town of Rockford would like to thank everyone who came out to support the Spring Fling, as well as the approximate 25 vendors who made Spring Fling a “huge success.”
The town does not have an event planned for the summer. Its next event will be held in December, with further details to be announced closer to time.