Chamber director pleased with attendance, sees strong benefit for the community
There was a great turnout for Baldwyn’s County Line Music festival last Saturday. The weather was perfect and families turned out all day to walk up and down Main Street, checking out what the vendors had to offer.
“The County Line Music Festival is growing bigger and better each year and making an impact in our community,” said Baldwyn’s Main Street Director, Lori Tucker. “The festival was filled with excited runners in the 5K Color Run, great music, vendors, and talented artists.”
The day began with musicians on stage entertaining early festival-goers. Later, the 5K run ended with runners covered with pastel colors. The first place winner of the 5K run was Sarah Beth Howell, of Baldwyn.
Jimmy Westmoreland, of Corinth, competed and won in the singer/songwriter competition hosted by County Line Music.
A karaoke and talent competition was held at Lula Lee’s, with Kiswana Green, of Baldwyn, walking away with the adult division trophy. The winner of the teen division was Hannah Johnson of Corinth.
Several artists lined Main Street with their tents set up to display their amazing talents. Maria Hughes, of Baldwyn, took first place with her oil paintings and drawings.
“My mother, Judy Tucci, is an accomplished artist and I feel that her influence has directed me into discovering my southern roots through my artistry,” Hughes said. “We both have different interpretations of our Southern history but both tell our stories.”
Amelia Gardner, of Booneville, was awarded second place in the art competition.
Warren Rossi, of Corinth, who owns RelaxStation Day Spa, is also an artist. He placed third in the art competition.
“I am thrilled to be included in the art competition at Baldwyn’s festival,” Rossi said. “God and my family are my inspirations that flow through my paintbrush onto the canvas.”
“We want to thank all our sponsors, volunteers, city workers vendors and business owners for taking a part in this fabulous downtown event,” Tucker said. “Our little town just keeps getting better and better.”