Saluda Arts Festival enlivens a damp Saturday

Published 4:24pm Monday, May 20, 2013

Jackson reported near closing time that, “It’s been an awesome day,” even despite the rain.

“Everybody has been in a great mood. We worked through the rain,” Jackson said. “People came out in droves (evidenced by most parking spaces along and near Main Street filled with vehicles).”

Jackson and other volunteers had a booth to help visitors, and also patrolled the scene, taking a pulse of the event, and transporting those who were unable to walk well.

Sol Driven Train and the Clay Ross Band performed music appealing to all age groups in the pavilion at McCreery Park. Artists displayed their work in tents up and down Main Street and in the park.

Perhaps the spirit of the day, as Jackson noted, was best expressed by a few young children splashing or otherwise carrying on in the occasional puddle.

“We really made it work,” continued Jackson. “Everybody has had a great attitude. I guess one rain day every 10 years isn’t bad.”



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