Party in the Park II gets great response


The second GWBA “Party in the Park” had a great response despite an early afternoon thunderstorm which brought heavy rain and lightning. GWBA President Chris Trotter said, “If you didn’t come out to the Party in the Park Friday night, you missed a great time! I want to thank everyone that volunteered and gave of their time and to all the people who came out to make this event a success.”

Organizers estimated approximately 3000 people were in attendance for the free show which featured the band Outshyne.

Williamston Mayor Mack Durham said, “What a great success! The Friday night Party in the Park was what I hope every local event will become. Party in the Park was well organized, had excellent local representation and overwhelming attendance for such a young event.”

Durham said members of the band estimated over 3000 in attendance and said the crowd was better than the previous night’s performance in their hometown of Laurens.

“The GWBA is really leading the way in bringing local talent to our town for a great evening out. I hope we have many more GWBA events to look forward to.”

Councilman Tony Hagood said it was well received and very professionally planned and executed. “I see this as a good avenue to reinstitute that feeling of community and family. I am so looking forward to the next event.”

“GWBA Events like this help make Williamston a “Great Place to Live, Work and Play,” Trotter said. “Crowd response was excellent. We had twice the number of people attend and get involved in the DJ line dancing time while band was on break.”

GWBA Member Mike Simpson mixes up another batch of fresh lemonade.
GWBA Member Mike Simpson mixes up another batch of fresh lemonade.

According to Trotter, food vendors all said that they had great number in sales for the night and there were several comments on how good the food was being prepared and grilled on site. Home made ice cream, Italian ice, home made mini donuts and fresh squeezed lemonade were added for the event, he said.

Trotter said after the thunderstorm, “the sun came out and so did the people that wanted to have a good time and enjoy a great band.”

“Outshyne did an excellent job,”Trotter said. “They were very friendly and signed autographs for everyone that wanted one after the show. We asked them to come back and perform for us again next year. They said the couldn’t wait, that Williamston treated them like they were family.”

The event, sponsored by the Greater Williamston Business Association and the Town of Williamston, with help from local businesses, featured music and other fun activities for families.

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