They came out in droves and filled the streets for the first “Friday after Five” celebration sponsored by Peidmont Healtcare. The weather was perfect and the music made you want to kick off your shoes and tap your toes! The west end of Broad Street was closed off to cars around 3:00 to make way for the expected crowd and set up. A large stage was set on the end for Sammy O’Banion and Mardi Gras to entertain the crowd, tents were set up along the sides for the food and fun. Hot dogs and Hamburgers were served by the local boys scouts, beer and wine for the adults, and animal balloons and face painting for the young at heart.
Local volunteers also manned a tent to sell t-shirts and magnets for the “All American City”
fundraiser. They were there to raise money to send the presenting group to Tampa Florida in June in hopes the our city would be named one of the top 10 All American Cities in the country. Statesville is currently one of 32 in the finals! The last time we had this honor was in 1997 and it is well overdue. With the new Boys and Girls Club facility, the new Fifth Street Ministries shelter and the work done by our chances are great. The city is also sending the Stateville High School drum line to Florida to kick off the “Many Beats, One Rythem” campaigne. We wish them all the best of luck!
Sonya Leonard, Realtor®, ABR, GRI
Exit Home Team Realty
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