Spring Fling hops to success

Published 6:02 pm Thursday, April 8, 2021

It was “all aboard the Bunny Train,” egg hunts in the Alley, festival treats, musical beats, gift ideas galore and more in downtown Luverne last Saturday, as the latest edition of the Spring Fling hopped into town.

On a cool, sunny day peppered with “hey, y’alls” and the pungent fragrance of  Norma Helen’s Deli’s grilled brats, served up with a tangy side of southern rock and classic country, young and old alike came from far and near to enjoy some beautiful weather and all the event had to offer.

Marie Finch Williamson sported pink bunny ears and nose as she squired youngsters on the fun little locomotive. Boys and girls lined up at 11 a.m. in the alley, eager to start the hunt for the Golden Egg.

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Caleb Waters was the lucky one discovering the prize egg and its treasure trove of Reese’s candy.

Raffle winners for the day were Lindsey Hilburn (mother’s gift basket), Melissa Leverett (girl’s gift basket) and Curtis Rhodes (boy’s gift basket).

Those who love great rides were rewarded with cars, trucks and even tractors on display as part of the Crenshaw Kool Ridz Show.

Chris Eiland and Matt Holmes once again teamed up to put on a good show performing plenty of southern rock and country tunes.

A number of local artists and businesses offered a variety of items from wreaths and hand-painted furniture to live plants and home-made goodies.

“There really was something for everyone,” said Sherry Prevett, owner of 13 on Fifth Antiques & Collectibles, coordinator & host of Spring Fling. “Seeing the community turn out, shopping, supporting the vendors, artist & craftspeople who participated, and enjoying themselves was all I needed to know that the event was well received.”

Among those volunteers assisting with/participating in the event were Karen Humphrey Sullins, director of Heart to Heart Resiliency, Ed Welch, Dustin Lowery and Andrea Cox representing the non-profit Totes for Shugs.

“Andrea’s organization is designed to assist foster children with needed items, including gently used baby and children’s clothing and toiletries,” Prevett said.

“I read about what she does, reached out to her with an invitation to be a part of Spring Fling and the rest is history. A ‘pay it forward’ approach was taken by myself and the vendors and I want to thank them and all others who gave so generously to help Crenshaw County’s foster children.”

Prevett is proud that the Spring and Fall Flings held downtown continue to showcase local talents and small businesses as well as provide community awareness programs to attendees.

“We could not continue to do this without the support of all these wonderful people who participate and who come and spend the morning with us. A hearty, heart-felt thanks goes to all of you,” Prevett said.