Festival draws great crowd, provides weekend fun

From staff reports

It was a gorgeous Memorial Day weekend as Winston County residents took part in the 35th Annual Red Hills Festival in downtown Louisville this past Friday and Saturday.
The weather could not have been any more perfect for the event as residents and visitors took part in the festivities that were available.

Friday night featured the Stormy Monday band and a good crowd enjoyed the night of music.

Saturday featured a full day of activities, including a Memorial Salute to all the Winston County Fallen soldiers, the Junior Auxiliary of Louisville hosting their sixth annual 5K and Fun Run, music, a carnival, political speeches, Red Hills Art show at the library and even a pet show.

With more than 100 vendors and hundreds of people in attendance the Red Hills Festival was a huge success.

“All the groups and volunteers worked hard to get vendors and events lined up with the festival and it was a great success,” said Linda Skelton, Chamber Director.

The main entertainment Saturday was local singers who brought a wide variety of music to downtown Louisville. Happy Butch of The Refuge 107 was the MC and he also introduced and welcomed local candidates to the stage to speak.

The First United Methodist Church held their fifth annual Antiques and Collectibles Show and Sale that morning. The event featured thousands of items for purchase.

One of the biggest attractions of the festival is The Red Hills Car Show. This year’s event featured cars which were judged in 30 different classes.

The Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all who came and participated in this year’s festival. They hope that you will attend their upcoming events as well.

See Red Hills Car show winners page 19A

Crowd welcomes the 5k winners and prepares for the Fun Run

Crowd welcomes the 5k winners and prepares for the Fun Run

From the carnival to a Children’s area the festival had plenty to do for all the children.

From the carnival to a Children’s area the festival had plenty to do for all the children.

Chandler Wells and his cousin Abby Wells entertain the crowd.

Chandler Wells and his cousin Abby Wells entertain the crowd.

Like most vendors and booths Saturday, the Chamber volunteers stayed busy.

Like most vendors and booths Saturday, the Chamber volunteers stayed busy.

Pet Show winners prepare to be recongized with more ribbons for the pets placement in the event.

Pet Show winners prepare to be recongized with more ribbons for the pets placement in the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class of 1942 at Red Hills Festival/Louisville Homecoming At the very busy Red Hills Festival/Louisville Homecoming were two classmates visiting from Chicago, IL who were from the class of 1942 of the Winston County Training School.  Henry Bay and Doris Mitchell-Roberson have been married for 67 years and are 92 years old.  (photo courtesy of Elmetra Patterson)

Class of 1942 at Red Hills Festival/Louisville Homecoming
At the very busy Red Hills Festival/Louisville Homecoming were two classmates visiting from Chicago, IL who were from the class of 1942 of the Winston County Training School. Henry Bay and Doris Mitchell-Roberson have been married for 67 years and are 92 years old. (photo courtesy of Elmetra Patterson)