Rutherford Weekly

September 29, 2022

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The 2022 Hilltop Fall Festival is returning to downtown Rutherfordton on October 22 with plenty of fun for the community. Nearly 50 vendors will be on Main Street beginning at 10am and the fun concludes with fi reworks at 8pm. In addition to fi reworks, there will be plenty of food, games for children, face painting, pumpkins painting and a dunking booth for some of the town's bravest personalities. "As the fi rst Hilltop Fall Festival in three years, I am proud that the Town of Rutherfordton has been able to put together a robust, action-fi lled event," said community development director Magnolia Long. The festival was canceled for the last three years due to the global pandemic. "This will be my fi rst festival that I get to experience in the Town of Rutherfordton and I am excited to join with the community to enjoy Hilltop and all it has to offer." Mayor Jimmy Dancy said he is equally excited as Rutherfordton's Hilltop festival returns. "We should have vendors galore and activities for families to enjoy. After an extended time without an event on Main, we are excited to welcome everyone back for a fun day. You may even see me in the dunking booth." Dancy joins Town Manager Doug Barrick in the dunking booth at 3pm. The dunking booth begins at 11am and concludes at 4:30pm. Also sharing in the "cool" water event will be Sgt. Logan Cope, Aaron Ellenburg, Chief Clint Ingle, Lt. Joey Holland, DA Ted Bell, Coach Nicole Hanson, FF Tyson Samuel, Julie Green, Keith Ward, Sheriff Chris Frances at 4:30pm, Sam Rhodes. Donations will be received for an opportunity to dunk one of the personalities and all donations will go to the annual Shop With a Cop- an event sponsored by Rutherfordton Police where needy children are taken shopping for Christmas. Barrick said the "Hilltop Fall Festival has been the true kick-off to fall in our community, a time to gather, celebrate, build community and have fun on Main Street, this year's festival is going to be a true family-friendly fun experience and we can't wait to see all the smiling faces on Main Street. My favorite part of the Fall Festival has always been the roasted corn sold by the Rutherfordton Fire and Rescue Dept and just the smiling faces. It's so fun to see people connecting and enjoying Downtown." "We encourage folks to enjoy the festival and an evening on Main Street. Main Street around the courthouse area will be the best viewing for the fi reworks this year," Barrick added. Other entertainment on the courthouse lawn will include Main Event Dance Company at 11am and at 12pm the R-S Middle Cheerleaders will perform. The Rutherfordton Police Department will operate a "drunk driving simulator" on Second Street and NC Wildlife will conduct a pellet trailer beginning at 10am. Norris Public Library will have pumpkin painting beginning at 10am and the annual book sale will be held on the lawn of the library throughout the festival. Wrestling exhibitions on Trade Street are at 1pm and at 3pm. The day promises to be a good time for children of every age. There are 48 crafts and crafts vendors, 13 food vendors, 30 nonprofi t vendors and 36 network/info/business/political booths. ISSUE NO. 39 • September 29, 2022 ISSUE NO. 39 • September 29, 2022 • • • 828-248-1408 • 828-248-1408 BRING YOUR VEHICLE BY FOR US TO LOOK AT! NO APPRAISAL FEE CHARGED! TOP DOLLAR PAID! PAID! YOUR VEHICLE VEHICLE We Want to Buy We Want to Buy 345 South Broadway, Forest City 828-245-8067 M O O RE ' S AUTO S ALES ©communityfi rstmedia N.C. TRACTOR & FARM SUPPLY 299 Railroad Ave., Rutherfordton • 828-288-0395 Mobile: 828-429-5008 • SALES • SERVICE • PARTS IF YOU BUY ANYWHERE ELSE YOU WILL PAY TOO MUCH! IF YOU BUY ANYWHERE ELSE YOU WILL PAY TOO MUCH! PROUDLY SERVING RUTHERFORD, CLEVELAND, GASTON, LINCOLN, POLK COUNTIES AS THE AREAS HOMETOWN MASSEY FERGUSON DEALER. Great Selection Great Selection Jean Gordon Story • Photos Contributed Main Street Rutherfordton will once again be festive with the return of Hilltop Festival Saturday, October 22 Our 30 th Year • Over 25,000 Weekly Readers IN GOD WE TRUST! IN GOD WE TRUST! AMONG VENDORS SCHEDULED FOR THE FESTIVAL: Arts & Crafts: Tiny Pencil Studio, Southern Patriot Hat Co., Fire & Dice Candle Co., Wandering Ram Jewelry, Smith's Unique Creations, Morgan Chandler Boutique, Woodworks by Renick. Food Vendors: Serendipity Snowballs, Rutherfordton Fire & Rescue will be selling street roasted corn on the cob, Yummi-Licious!, Pietro's Pizza, Meme's Grill, Sweet Thangs by Gina Nonprofi t — Ruff'ton Roots, Cub Scout Pack 132, Habitat for Humanity, Rutherford Housing Partnership, Heart of the Foothills Animal Rescue, KidSenses, RSC FFA, NAACP, Keep Rutherford County Beautiful, Out of the Ashes, various churches Other: Spindale Drug, Foothills Health District, Rutherford County TDA, PNC Bank, American Zinc Products, ICC, Mill Hill General Store, the Mavis Team at t Keller Williams, Re/Max Journey, & Rutherfordton Police Department will be e of of of of o fe fe fe feri ri ri ring ng ng ng the he he heir ir ir ir RID ID ID IDES ES ES ES pro ro ro rogr gr gr gr g am am am am a thr hr hr hrou ou ou ou ough gh gh gh g ou ou ou ou out th th th the e da da da da day Roasted corn will be sold by Rutherfordton Fire & Rescue Magnolia Long, community development director, welcomes everyone to the Hilltop Festival - the fi rst Main Street event in 3 years. Hilltop Festival postponed Hilltop Festival postponed until Saturday, October 22nd until Saturday, October 22nd due to weather concerns due to weather concerns

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