Polkton Fun Day has huge turnout

Imari Scarbrough Staff Writer

September 16, 2013

Polkton celebrated its annual Fun Day on Saturday with dozens of vendors and a high visitor turnout.

The event had a variety of attractions including a pet show, a children’s parade, bounce houses and inflatable slides, local dance talent, musical performances, a trackless train, a dunking booth, face paint, and at least 40 craft, food and merchandise vendors.

Corey and Kayla Lowery gave a dance performance. Musical talent included Stanley Baird (jazz, country, and R&B), Zeb Croft (country acoustic guitar with vocals), and the Tarheel Rhythm Band (southern rock and beach).

The annual event is sponsored by the Town of Polkton, with contributions from private and individual sponsors.

Lindsay Wallace, a town council member, said that the turnout was “wonderful,” and beat last year’s high numbers.

Her husband, George Wallace Jr., was a major event organizer. “We had a good day,” she said. “I’m very proud, very happy with how things have turned out. The community has turned out really well: Polkton turned out really well, and I think we had people stop through all day long from all over.”