Mayfest makes people happy

Friday, May 11, 2012

From staff reports

Mayfest, the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce's new spring festival on Lewisburg's public square last weekend, proved to be a successful event with good weather and good times.

"The Chamber seemed to have a successful Mayfest with a steady stream of people downtown," Mayor Barbara Woods announced Tuesday evening at the beginning of the city council's monthly meeting.

Woods also noticed that this weekend is when the first of the monthly "Second Saturday" events will provide entertainment and hometown distractions on the public square. Events include a "Browse and Brunch" shopping and eating tour starting at 9 a.m., and Cruzin' the Square at 4 p.m. with an array of flashy and old-time cars, trucks and other motor vehicles.

"Mayfest drew several arts and crafts vendors," according to the Tribunes community photographer, Joyce Lee, who also noted that Police Chief Chuck Forbis and Capt. Rebekah Mitchell sold drinks, pizza, nachos and other goodies at the Cops for Kids booth.

Several bands performed after the Teen Idol Contest that produced, among other talented young people, five winners. They include: Callie Hopper of Columbia; Madison Newberry of Lewisburg; Amy Perez of Lewisburg; Taylor Beasley of Columbia; and Ashley Kay of Murfreesboro.

"Eight-year-old Emily Deuermeyer of Tullahoma entertained everyone while the judges were making their decision as to the winners of the Teen Idol Contest," Lee reported. "She has a fabulous voice and personality to go with it!"