Freedom Fest: A First Year Success!

It was a beautiful day to sit in the shade and listen to some live music here at Freedom Fest 2019.

The event was Saturday from 10 AM to 9:00 PM at City Park. Admission was FREE! Food trucks from King Tut Grill and Tacos & Bla Bla Bla had food for purchase. There was live music at Hendrick’s Pavilion all day. There was a Kids Zone with bouncy houses and slides and some pretty great face painting!

The event also featured Sgt. Zach’s Freedom Foundation annual Cornhole Tournament, good fun for a great cause.

A silent auction raised funds for both Sgt. Zach’s and Battle Buddies. I won this beautiful picnic blanket:

This was a great event, and I know next year’s will be even better. Take a look at these photos from The Greenville News’s visit to Freedom Fest:

Kudos to everyone who worked hard to make his event a success. I don’t know anyone who works quite as hard as our Mayor Janice Curtis for our community. Freedom Fest had a great first year and will be a wonderful annual event for our community. So many people worked so hard to put this event together, and Mayor Curtis is one. She was up before the sun to get ready and to do a TV spot first thing, and she worked non-stop all day, until long after the sun set and the Spirit of Independence Hot Air Balloon rose into the sky. And she did it all with energy, enthusiasm, and a smile. When you consider the months of planning prior to the event, it’s really clear that our mayor puts a lot of time and effort into making Simpsonville a great place to live, work, and play. On this Labor Day, I hope she takes a little rest from her labors. But if I know her (and I think I do), she’ll actually be hard at work on something else for our city.