Whirligigs and birdhouses will be new and welcome additions to the Night Out lineup this Saturday.
Donnie Osborne will be selling his handmade whirligigs and birdhouses near Floyd’s Barbershop during the Night Out which will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. These colorful items will make any gardener happy and will make Mother’s Day shopping a little easier, too.
A-Z Accessories will also be offering some great gift ideas along the sidewalk across Broad from the Jane Hall Hylton Pavilion, where the Dee Jay will be blasting classic tunes.
Broad Street will be lined with some classic cars, trucks and motorcycles, as part of the Cruisin’ Main cruise-in organized by Cecil, Dempsey, Bud and other car enthusiasts. Look for Dempsey’s newest acquisition, which is either a glorified golf cart or rolling Easter Egg.
The Fabulous Floozies will be out selling tee-shirts, luminaries and other items as the women seek to raise money for the Relay For Life fundraiser coming up on May 18 and 19. You won’t want to miss this display, because Sandra Sessoms of Sandra’s Cakes has promised to have some of her to-die-for cupcakes also up for sale.
Food is always plentiful and delicious during the Night Out events. St. Pauls is blessed with some really good restaurants, and they will be open and booming, and these eateries will be complemented by outdoor food vendors. Clyde and Daphne Williams will bring their Hog Heaven barbecue kitchen to Third Street beside First Bank, the Men’s Fellowship will be selling their barbecue in their usual spot behind the Pavilion, and Larissa Robinson will be offering hot dogs, nachos and chips near D D McColl’s. Chrita’s Sweet Shop will be located near the library with desserts aplenty. Will Phyllis Ray bring her fried chicken? Her growing legion of fans sure hopes so! Glenn Hunt and family will surely return with their delicious handmade ice cream, down by the railroad tracks.
There is always something new and exciting at each Downtown Night Out event, no two are ever alike, so don’t be surprised to see a kid’s bounce room or other additions Saturday.
No matter what attractions there are, the biggest attraction is a downtown full of smiling, friendly people and families. The Night Out is sponsored by the St. Pauls Area Chamber of Commerce, and each one welcomes residents and visitors to come out, walk about, sit and listen, meet and greet, enjoy the car cruise-in and help sustain activity, pride, color and excitement—life—in St. Pauls’ downtown area. Bring a little bit of money and a whole lot of appetite because food always tastes best while you are walking and enjoying the sights and sounds.
Please remember to park in one of the several parking lots off Broad Street so those cars and motorcycles cruising in and those visitors to St. Pauls and its restaurants and businesses will have plenty of parking options. Please remember to bring a lawn chair, too, because getting together with friends and neighbors and visitors is a southern tradition and a great way to keep your downtown vibrant and bustling.