Cleveland gears up for Spring Fest Saturday
By Sarah Campbell
CLEVELAND ó Town Park will be filled with music, games and food Saturday during the Cleveland Community Spring Fest.
Town Commissioner Frankie Adkins-Fleming said kids can enjoy rides and a Memorial Day-themed magic show, which is new to the festival this year.
ěWeíve also got some great local entertainment that will be there if folks want to hear some good music,î she said.
Third Creek Station bluegrass band will perform at 3 p.m. and Trademarker will take over from 6 to 9 p.m.
Adkins-Fleming said town commissioner Pat Phifer is a member of Trademarker.
ěFrom what heís told me they really do a variety of music,î she said.
A firetruck that responded to the ground zero on 9/11 will be on hand during the event.
Adkins-Fleming said the town acquired the ladder truck earlier this year.
ěSo weíll have a little bit of history here,î she said. ěThe fire department will have it on display as people come in.î
Adkins-Fleming said this is the first time since the festival began that C Company, 1-131st Aviation, the Army National Guard unit based in Salisbury, wonít be in attendance. This year, theyíre in Iraq.
ěWhen you think about the true meaning of Memorial Day, itís not just about the folks weíve lost, itís about those who are still fighting for us,î she said. ěThe kids that were at our first festival riding rides are now flying helicopter fighting for us.î
The festival will feature food from a variety of vendors and a dunking booth hosted by West Rowan High School.
Fireworks will begin between 9:15 and 9:30 p.m.
The event will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Town Park, 300 Clement St.
Mayor John Steele said he expects nice weather and a good time.
ěItís a good chance to meet friends and to support the vendors that are there,î he said. ěWe have fun, we socialize a lot.
ěIn this day and age I think we need to do something to have a little fun.î
Contact reporter Sarah Campbell at 704-797-7683.