The Night Out is set for this Saturday, from 5 until 8 p.m., and it appears to be a big one. New vendors have registered so the word is still getting out that downtown St. Pauls is the place to be on the second Saturday.
The huge car and motorcycle cruise-in is always the backbone of the event, and Dempsey Smith and Cecil Inman and friends have been working to keep the wheels rolling. Look for some old favorites and a few new old cars to be Crusin’ Main! These car enthusiasts come from all over the region to visit and support St. Pauls, so please support them by visiting their vehicles and greeting their owners. They would like that!
The dee jay for the evening will be Rachel Crenshaw at the Jane Hall Hylton Pavilion.
Among the vendors who have registered (free of charge) thus far are: SPHS Band Fans, selling hot dogs and drinks at D D McColl’s, Jennifer Espey Ellinger raising money for the family of slain Lumberton police officer Jeremiah Goodsen through Avon near Tarpackers, Hog Heaven BBQ near First Bank, Julia Nunnery selling purses, Amy Jo Revels selling Weinar Candles, Jerry Weindel selling Italian shaved ice at City Insurance, Carol Woods selling perfumes and oils, Phillip Ivey doing tee-shirt transfers near Movie Mart, Marcus Williford giving info about Boston Terrier rescues, and the Sawmill Bee Farm honey guys selling fresh, local and delicious and nutritious honey.
Please remember to park off Broad Street, bring a little spending money, and remember that all downtown restaurants will be open and offering fine food at great prices.
Currently, there is no charge to enter the Night Out, although this might change in future in an attempt to recoup at least some of the money that the Chamber of Commerce invests in it each month and to allow for growth, but registration is required. Please call Paul Terry at 910-865-4179 to register for the next event on September 8, themed Back to School.