“This is our first time at the festival,” said Brandi Wood, who brought her son, Mason. “We’ve had a really good time. We loved the little motorcycles. Next year we will enter our dog into the parade. It’s nice because it’s not overwhelming. It’s small enough to see everything, but there’s plenty to do.”
There was also live entertainment, an art contest, a kids zone where children could play games for 25 cents and programs on motorcycle and pet safety. Marylynne Winslow won first place in the pie contest for her black cherry pie and the award for Most Like Grandmas with her crusty coconut pie. Trudy Bell won second prize for her cherry berry pie.
“It was a wonderfully fun day,” said Stephanie Johnson, a Cub Scout master for Pack 499 at Southport Presbyterian Church who brought nine boys. “I love all of these events at Southport. They’re always family-friendly and a good time for everyone.”