April Fool’s Festival seeks entries for day’s events
Published 10:36 pm Tuesday, March 12, 2013
This year’s annual April Fool’s Festival in downtown Tryon is scheduled for Saturday, April 6.
Starting off the day’s events at 10 a.m., there will be a Zumbathon on Palmer Street to benefit Thermal Belt Outreach. Those participating in this high-energy event will either pay $10 or bring five (5) non-perishable canned food items for donation. The Zumbathon is organized by Curves of Landrum.
The Fool’s Parade will begin around noon-ish at Morris (the corner of Trade and Pacolet). Everyone is invited to join in the parade – individuals, families, businesses, clubs and organizations.
Everyone must complete the parade registration form, which can be found on the TDDA website or the festival Facebook page. For information, contact Kathleen Carson at 828-859-5063.
A Classic Car Show sponsored by Stott’s Ford will be part of the parade. Classics will be displayed and judged at Stott’s after the parade. Cars and trucks from 1988 or earlier must be registered to enter. The registration form can be found on the TDDA website or the festival Facebook page. There is a small entry fee. Contact Fred Clas at 828-859-9460 or 828-808-2097 for details.
Anyone with a desire to turn trash into treasure, creating a thought-provoking wearable outfit is encouraged to participate in the third-annual Tryon Trashion Show at 1-ish.
There is a small entry fee with all proceeds being donated to Foothills Humane Society. Pre-registration is encouraged. Please contact Mary Prioleau at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-899-9699.
Entries in this year’s Outhouse Races should print the registration form from either the TDDA website or the Festival Facebook page. There is a $5 entry fee. Contact Fred Clas at 828-859-9460 or 828-808-2097 for details.
All of the above events have deadlines for registration. Find forms and information on www.downtowntryon.org or www.facebook/TryonFoolsFest.
– article submitted by Linda Byington