Fiddlesticks Festival returns to Greenfield

Fiddlesticks Festival returns to Greenfield
Greenfield’s “Fiddlestick Extravaganza” ramps up for its 17th year of family fun for this community and the adjoining areas of Weakley, Gibson and Carroll counties.  The event is hosted in 2013 by the Greenfield Advancement Association.  Local merchants, donors and industries sponsor the free carnival rides which kickoff at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.
Once again Pope’s Concessions, a family tradition for over 85 years, is graciously providing free carnival rides featuring a Scooby-doo slide, Miraculous Merry-Go Round, flying kiddie swing, adult swinger, castle jumper, Ninja motorcycles and Barrel of Fun ride among others. Fiddlestick making demonstrations will also be held.  Pope’s famous concessions are available for purchase throughout the event.
Since 1924, the Roy Pope family has been making that delightful concoction of creamy delight known as the “Fiddlestick.” These ice cream treats have been made available at various county fairs and celebrations throughout West Tennessee and the Southeast.  The Pope family is proud to call Greenfield their home.
Other activities include a community wide church service on Wednesday night led by Moores Chapel Baptist Church of Greenfield. Monster truck rides can be purchased.  Turner Dairy is sponsoring an ice cream eating contest on Saturday.  Nightly live entertainment is presented by Hawk Specialty. “Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the fun,” a spokesman said.  The “Extravaganza” begins at 3 p.m. Wednesday and runs through April 20.
The Greenfield Advancement Association (GAA) is a non-profit organization which aims to enhance our community’s quality of life through the blended efforts of citizens, business, industry and local government.  The GAA has been working closely with the city of Greenfield in developing short term and long range plans to remediate the downtown business district.  Through the efforts of the association, Greenfield was one of (6) cities awarded the 2013 Tennessee Downtown Grant. The Association will be accepting membership fees and donations during the “Extravaganza”.  All proceeds go back to the Greenfield community. For more information about the Greenfield Advancement Association contact Lavonda Graves, Michelle Willis, or Jan Johnson.

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