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‘Remember When Day’ is this Saturday

SPRUCE PINE – People will be able to a trip down memory lane during the first Remember When festival in downtown Spruce Pine.

The festival is presented by the Mitchell County Firefighters Association and is a celebration of the area’s people and heritage. The inaugural event from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, is dedicated to Spruce Pine resident Calvin Hall. 

“I’d like to see one festival per month to bring life back into downtown,” said Billy Summerlin, Remember When Day co-organizer and Spruce Pine chief of police. “We hope this festival is a local draw as much as a tourists draw and we dedicated it to Calvin Hall because he is walking history.”

Summerlin said if the festival is successful and becomes an annual event, it will be dedicated each year to someone who is widely considered a staple of the community.

Festivities include antique farm equipment demonstrations, a show and shine with antique tractors, engines, cars and trucks, a street fair with arts, crafts and direct-sales vendors, live entertainment, a parade, food, prizes and more. 

Summerlin said more than 30 vendors have inquired about having a booth at the festival, and all money goes to the Firefighters Association.

“We want things to happen and be going on all the time,” Summerlin said. “I think this will be a good time in a relaxed atmosphere and have something for everyone.”

Summerlin thanked Roger and Martha Huskins for their help in organizing the event. Call 828-385-2464 or email rememberwhensprucepine@gmail.com for more information.

The MItchell News

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Spruce Pine, NC 28777 
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