Events set for an old-fashioned Saturday
by Kevin Pearson
Jun 05, 2013 | 2602 views | 0 0 comments | 256 256 recommendations | email to a friend | print
On June 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., downtown Cleveland will take a step back in time for the Good Old-Fashioned Day.

This event, which is completely free, will feature games from the past, refreshments, a scavenger hunt, and live bluegrass music.

This is the second year that the Good Old-Fashioned Day has been held to promote the downtown Cleveland area and the Cleveland’s Martin & Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum.

As well as a promotional tool, Good Old-Fashioned Day is held as a type of thank you from Cleveland to its citizens and the citizens from surrounding areas for supporting and being involved in Cleveland.

The Good Old-Fashioned Day is sponsored by the Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce’s Team Cleveland and the Martin & Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum.

Many of the merchants downtown are also involved in the Good Old-Fashioned Day by donating food or money for the event like Moon Pies, cotton candy, hotdogs, popcorn, lemonade, RC Cola, and more.

The Farmer’s Market will also be open for business that day in The Alley.

The Good Old-Fashioned Day will feature games such as hopscotch, dominos, horseshoes, croquet, and will also include the Downtown Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win prizes from participating merchants.

The games will be held on the Greenstrip downtown and the musical acts will be performing in front of the Martin & Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum, which will be open and running their train models throughout the day.

The musical acts will include The Bogue Phalia Band, Wildwood Flower, The Delta Mountain Boys, and Dan Bell with some of the Tuesday Night Pickers, who will be walking around downtown playing music as well as playing outside the Martin & Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum.

Although last year was a great success for the event and the downtown merchants, the sponsors are putting more into the promotion of the Good Old-Fashioned Day this year and hope to have an even better turn out than last year.