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Mother Nature shines on Spring in the Hollow festivities

Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 12:27 pm

A number of vendors (above) were on hand to participate in this year’s 20th annual Spring in the Hollow festivities. The event also featured a birdhouse auction (below). (Photos courtesy Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce)

A number of vendors (above) were on hand to participate in this year’s 20th annual Spring in the Hollow festivities. The event also featured a birdhouse auction (below). (Photos courtesy Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Mother Nature finally cooperated with Lynchburg’s Spring in the Hollow. After a couple of damp and cool events in the recent past — and a stormy forecast for this past weekend — those who attended the 20th annual Spring in the Hollow were instead greeted by warm sunshine.

“A sunny day that was not in the forecast made for a great day for Spring in the Hollow,” said Lynchburg Chamber representative and event coordinator Candy Richard. “It was wonderful hearing our Moore County (High School) band play in the gazebo (and we had) a great turnout for the 5K run to benefit the Sullivan Family.”

05-01-15 Spring in the Hollow pic2The annual event helped usher in spring and gave patrons an opportunity to purchase plants and flowers, participate in the annual birdhouse auction and gaze at the wonder quilts —more than 50 — that were on display at the annual fce quilt show.

“Many plants, trees and flowers were sold. Despite the forecast of storms over 30 vendors participated and did well,” Richard said. “The Forestry and State Park booths were fantastic and very informative also.”

And new this year was an entertaining foot race — men in high heels — that required the participants to dash across the square from the gazebo to the corner near Farmer’s Bank.

“The men in high heels race was a hoot and fun to watch,” added Richard. “Someone suggested that next year they have a high heel and a low heel class.”

Coming in May there will be a Rodeo Queen pageant and on May 25 the annual Memorial Day Ceremony on the square. The Chamber has also began preparing for the annual Frontier Days celebration, which will run from June 24-27.

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