Organizers, volunteers rev up for 32nd annual Super Saturday

Published 4:02 pm Thursday, February 25, 2010

The 32nd Annual Super Saturday Childrens Theatre Festival will take place on Saturday, March 20.

Super Saturday continues to be an event unique to Tryon. Live, kid-centered entertainment will be hosted at four venues in and around the downtown area. Choose from theater, music, storytelling, dance, puppetry, and more.

As always, there will be plenty of street activity to delight children and families by professional entertainers and local organizations. Caricatures and origami folding will be available on Melrose Avenue, as well as hatmaking and the Balloon Fairy. Tryon Arts and Crafts will provide pottery demonstrations and FENCE will host a mini-People Chase.

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This year, two of our local libraries are getting involved, too. For the first time, Lanier Library will provide designated story times throughout the day on Melrose Avenue and the Polk County Public Librarys bookmobile will be on location in the Food Court. PCPL staff will give quick tours of this traveling, literary mobile and Miss Joy will be on hand to help kids with a coloring activity.

Lunchtime will be busy this year. Children will start lining up on Melrose Avenue at 12:15 p.m. for the Parade and Costume Contest. This years theme is Down on the Farm and the parade starts promptly at 12:30 p.m.

This years Food Court will offer a wide variety of fare. Polk County High School, Landrum High School, Foothills Gymnastics, Tuesday School and the Tryon First Baptist Church will be a few of the food vendors. The PCHS Green Team will be doing the recycling.

Also near the food court, a Childrens Resource Center will have information for upcoming, local childrens programs, classes and summer camps. Centrally located at the festival, the Community Stage will feature a variety of free entertainment provided by our own local talented dancers, singers and musicians.

Ticket order forms will be available March 5. Forms will be available through local schools and can also be picked up at the Tryon post office, TFAC or using the form printed in the Tryon Daily Bulletin of that same week. You can also review the acts and download a ticket form from the event website: Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, March 9.

Look out for the Tryon Daily Bulletins future coverage on the scheduled performers. Call 828-859-8322, ext. 301 and leave a voice message if you have questions or need additional information.