Colony Days ready to rumble

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August 28, 2013 - 12:00 AM

Colony will be packed full of people, activities and fun Saturday at its 106 Annual Colony Days celebration.
The Colony Day committee has put forth countless hours of planning to ensure a steady stream of activities.
Thirty vendors are registered for Saturday’s event, said Angela Black, whose responsibility on the Colony Day committee was to help organize the various vendors.
Food and craft vendors will dominate.
Safety demonstrations will be provided at the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department booth.
“U.S. Cellular will also have a booth and will give a demonstration on Bluetooth devices,” Black said.
Black said the number of vendors are up from last year.
“We’ve worked really hard this year to improve from past years,” she said.
The weekend weather forecast is predicting hot, sunny weather. Last year the gloomy weather made for a low turnout. To keep attendees cool committee member Cathy Allen said there will be a water slide.
There are some new additions to the event this year. The car show will have a new class added to the roster. Registrants can enter motorcycles from 1900 to 2013. So far there are 15 car entries. There will also be a photo contest and is for all ages. Children 10 and under will receive a gold dollar coin for participating. Photographers can enter open class photos or take photos that tie into the Colony Days theme “Where the Dust Never Settles.”
The parade, a perennial favorite, begins at 11 a.m.
Gene and Claudette Anderson, Colony, are the parade grand marshals.
The basket auction is another crowd pleaser. Allen said there are around 10 different baskets for the auction this year.
“There is a wide variety of baskets,” she said. “They were donated by different people.”
Some baskets have themed goodies inside. One is summer themed with items like beach towels and flip flops and another is picnic themed.
Allen said the money raised from the auction goes back into the Colony Day funds to help sponsor next year.
For a full schedule visit the Colony Day website on its Facebook page.

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