Dobson festival called ‘huge success’

By Keith Strange

July 6, 2014

DOBSON — With the inaugural event in the books, officials with the town of Dobson say this year’s Independence Day celebration may be something they want to continue.

The event, held Thursday, was an effort to raise awareness about the town’s ongoing farmer’s market while also getting the word out about the Dobson Square Park, which will see construction begin in the very near future, according to town Recreation Director Rachel Pace.

The festival, which featured food, inflatables and information booths, was called a “huge success,” Pace said.

“It went great,” she said. “I would call it a huge success.”

Those in attendance braved hot, sticky weather, but Pace said that did little to stymie the crowd.

“It was hot, but it was perfect,” she said. “A lot of people turned out and everyone seemed to have fun. The farmers at the farmer’s market all said they did exceptionally well as well, and we really appreciate the community turning out to support them.”

Pace said that with this year’s success, an annual celebration could be on the table.

“I think we definitely want to do something to celebrate the Fourth of July, but next year our park will be built so it might look a little different,” she said. “But I think a fourth of July event will go over well in the future and hopefully we can add our park site to the celebration.”

Keith Strange can be reached at 336-719-1929 or via Twitter @strangereporter.