BOONVILLE — Residents and visitors had a wonderful time Saturday at the annual Boonville Bash held on the grounds of Boonville Elementary School. The day began with a fun run for children and a 5K. At noon, the celebration began with plenty of good food, live music and activities for children.
“I love this day,” said Bonnie Lasky, town commissioner. “The annual Boonville Bash, sponsored by the Boonville Business & Downtown Development Association, is an event we are very proud of. It’s an opportunity for families to enjoy a day together in their hometown. From the Kid’s Zone with bouncy houses to food vendors, crafts, jewelry, and clothes, there’s something for all ages. Best of all is the music featuring local talent: Phatt City, Blue Sky Band, and Taylor Vanden and Memphis Thunder.”
Orange Crush Ice Cream, which has become a tradition at the Boonville United Methodist Church booth, was a popular treat as well as blueberry smoothies from Green Mesa Blueberry farm and pork chop sandwiches at the Munchie Wagon.
Organizers said they hope to see the event continue to grow in years to come.
“The Boonville Bash was a success,” said Sarah Harris, town administrator. “We had a good turn out. Music kept everyone entertained and vendors went home happy. We look forward to looking at new ways to make next year’s event bigger and better.”
The party continued on Monday in Boonville with the first Hot Rods and Food Trucks event of the season. The event is another tradition town officials hope to see grow and provide a fun environment for residents. Classic car owners brought out their showpieces and parked at businesses on Main Street. BBQ, hot dogs, Chick-fil-A sandwiches and more were available for purchase as residents mingled and listened to classic oldies music and enjoyed a lovely sunny afternoon. The Hot Rods and Food Trucks event will take place on the third Monday of each month through the fall with different food vendors scheduled for each month.
For more details on upcoming events in Boonville, visit the Boonville Facebook page or www.boonvillenc.com.
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