From press and staff reports
It was a gorgeous Memorial Day weekend as Winston County residents took part in the 33rd 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 many vendors selling arts and crafts, as well as refreshments. Entertainment for the night was provided by Jay and the T-Birds, who rocked the crowd with their music.
Saturday featured a full day of activities, including the Junior Auxiliary of Louisville hosting their fourth annual 5K and Fun Run. Benefits from the 5K and run are used for projects to benefit children in Winston County. The top male and female finishers in the 5K received $200 for their efforts. The top finisher for the Fun Run received $50.
Entertainment for the day was provided by award-nominated The Leipers Fork Bluegrass Group, who serenaded the audience with their bluegrass sound. Along with Leipers Fork, several local artist including Steady On entertained the crowd in the morning.
Also, the Winston County Homecoming was a featured event at this year’s festival. A homecoming gift basket, including a number of gifts from local businesses in Louisville, was given away. A Memorial Day ceremony honoring the Bataan Death March was held in the courthouse see full article in today’s edition .
The First United Methodist Church held their fourth 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 at First Baptist Church. This year’s event featured cars which were judged in 30 different classes. Winners from the car show will be printed in next week’s edition of The Winton County Journal.
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.