On Saturday morning Train Day/ Trade Day was off to a good start with the Hub filled with vendors. The weather was beautiful and there were at least 600 people that showed up. There were many different activities including a concert with two different bands performing (Nighthawk band and South Down Main), car show, small train, barbecue cook-off, bounce houses. The small train seemed a hit. Bodcaw Baptist Church sold baked goods and did face painting.
The venders in the Hub included Juanita’s, which is from Nashville and has been operating for 50 years, First United Methodist Church selling baked goods to fund a student mission trip to Tallahassee, Sam Raff selling homemade woodcrafts and pens, God Giving Body Garden with natural herbal remedies, Roger Davis with Papa’s Honey, Deb’s Delightful Design selling candles and towels with humorous or inspiring statements. There were other baked goods and hats as well. The Seventh Day Adventists and the Republican Party also had tables set up.
Around the corner on Elm street Jane Collums sold plants and honey. Also happening was a garage sale in the martial arts center and Downtown Market was open for their third day so far.
The winners of the barbecue contest were as follows: King of Q won third place with a $350 prize, Lee and Sons won second with a $750 prize and Brothers Barbecue won first with a $1250 prize.