Danedri Thompson
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Spring Hill citizens will celebrate 2,011 reasons to smile this weekend as the community prepares for the 57th annual Fall Festival.
Festivities will start at 8 a.m. with the parade line-up. Celebrants can pre-register on Saturday to be included in the parade. Ron and Connie Stiles will serve as Grand Marshalls of the event, which boasts as its theme, “2011 Reasons to Smile.”
The parade will start at Spring Hill Middle School. From there, participants will travel north on Webster Street to North Street where they’ll turn west and head to the ball fields.
Saturday afternoon, the festivities will continue at the ball park with games, crafts and food vendors.
Live music will fill the ball park venue in the evening. Silver Soul Delight will rock the festival from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Meanwhile, Friends of Spring Hill will gather to reminisce at 6:30 p.m. at the Beer Garden.
At 7 p.m., festival organizers will announce parade entry winners, the Spring Hill Citizen of the Year and coronate the Fall Festival Queen.
At 8 p.m., “The Rocking Relics” will take the stage as dancing under the stars begins. An hour later, fireworks will light up the sky.
To wrap up the evening’s festivities, the band “Damaged Goods” will perform and dancing will continue through 11 p.m.
Sunday morning, area churches will host a community-wide worship service at 10 a.m, Sept. 18 at City Park. Worshippers are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the food bank. The rain location will be the at the Spring Hill Baptist Church.