Uptown Wadesboro, Inc., (UWI) has planned its annual Summer Jam Fourth of July Celebration for next Friday, July 6, 7 to 10 p.m. at Ray Shelton Ballfield. Following the Summer Jam concert, there will be a fireworks show.
The band will perform until 10 p.m. with a variety of music for everyone to enjoy and dance to. During the event, concessions will be sold, including hot dogs, chips, popcorn, baked goods and drinks by local girls trying to reach a goal to get to the U.S. Barrel Team. UWI T-shirts will be for sale for $15. Plan to get one before they are gone! There will also be activities for children throughout the event. This event is free to the public.
In addition to the Summer Jam, UWI is also hosting a weekly Farmer’s Market on the Square, Thursdays, 4 to 6 p.m. The Wadesboro Town Square is located at the intersection of Greene Street and Wade Street. Last Thursday kicked off the UWI Farmer’s Market on the Square. With a slim start of only three vendors (farmers/gardeners), a good amount of freshly picked produce was sold. There was corn shucked and on ice, potatoes, squash, carrots, zucchini, beans and blackberries. At least 20 local folks went home with local goodies for dinner for nights to come.
This event will continue as long as the farmers have fresh produce to sell. Plans are for this Thursday to double in size of vendors and patrons of community.
“We welcome anyone with local produce, homemade, handmade and other local items to come out and set up at one of our tables,” said Brook Crider, UWI president. “It is free to set up and sell; we just have one registration for you to fill out once you arrive.”
UWI has put together a T-shirt design including the new Uptown Wadesboro logo and the town of Wadesboro Seal, which was initially created by Ed McBride. The shirt design and idea was a brainstorm project of Jamie Crider as a fundraiser for UWI for 2012. These shirts are available for sale for $15 at Buff Monkey Fitness Co, Town Hall in Wadesboro and also the Anson County Chamber of Commerce. They will also be available at both the Farmer’s Market on the Square on Thursday and the Summer Jam concerts.