DOUBLE SPRINGS - Community Unity will hold City Fest in downtown Double Springs on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“Our purpose is to provide events that are fun and bring everyone out doing things together,” said Community Unity co-organizer Crystal Till. “City Fest is a big part of that purpose, and it also provides an opportunity for local shopping and a showcase for our vendors and their products or resources.”
In addition to vendors, there will be food, live music and a kids zone hosted by First Baptist Church of Double Springs that will include inflatables provided by Community Unity and a dunking booth and water play hosted by Ashridge Volunteer Fire Department. The dunking booth will raise money for AVFD’s building fund.
The band Twisted Country will perform during the entire event in front of the Judicial Building. Attendees may bring chairs to better enjoy the show.
Food will be offered by Twisted Country BBQ, Twisted Sugar, Sheila's A-maze-ing Shaved Ice and the Hotdog Stand with the Best Lemonade.
There will also be information booths providing details about area resources.
This year, organizers have also offered to have a child vendor area, where youthful entrepreneurs may sell their arts, crafts, homemade treats and more. “As far as I know we haven't had any (child vendors) sign up yet, but we're hoping,” said Till.
“I'd also like to add that this year Kerrie Lewis and the Lippert Cares Community Service group have jumped in and helped with the planning and will be a big part of everything on the day of the festival," Till said. “This group does so much in our community, and (co-organizer) April (Flake) and myself are very grateful for their help this year!”
Those who would like to register as vendors should email Till at tillcrystal@ ymail.com for an application by Monday, Sept. 25. The registration fee is $25. Any funds raised through registration fees that are not used to cover festival expenses will be put toward future Community Unity events.
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