Seven Springs holds Ole Timey Days festival
By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on May 10, 2009 2:00 AM
Gary McGunnis of Rosewood, above, bales small bales of hay with his homemade baler -- a scaled-down replica of the old Case baler -- during the ninth annual Ole Timey Days festival at Seven Springs on Saturday.
Mattie Staps, 4, of Seven Springs drives a pedal-push tractor -- one of six available for children to ride and race -- during the ninth annual Ole Timey Days festival at Seven Springs on Saturday.
Seven Springs celebrated its ninth annual Ole Timey Days festival Saturday. The event, which celebrates Seven Springs' and Wayne County's agricultural heritage, featured old-fashioned carriage rides, horseshoe tossing, a Civil War demonstration, performances by the Spring Creek High School band and dancers, and exhibits by the Eastern Carolina Vintage Farm Equipment Club, as well as an appearance by Miss North Carolina 2008 Amanda Watson. Mayor Stephen Potter also declared the day to be Atlas Price Day, in honor of the longtime and recently retired county commissioner. Between 500 and 600 people attended the festival, officials said.
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