Set Your Clocks to ‘Rock’

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County’s biggest single entertainment festival, Rock Around the Clock, is just two weeks away and the star of the weekend, the Town Clock, newly renovated and freshly painted is, indeed, ready to rock.

The two-day event will kick off with the traditional Rocking Chair Parade at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, followed by the introduction of the Miss Rock Around the Clock pageant winners. The Flashback Party Band will play from 8-11 p.m. with time out at 9:30 for a short Shag Dance Contest in the street.

The food court is always a busy place during the festival. “We won’t sell food tickets this year as we did last year,” said Terry Vickers, President of the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce. “Folks will just pay each vendor for their food purchases.”

Saturday’s events will begin with Mayor Roger Gaddy welcoming festival goers and then it will be on with the show. Entertaining from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. will be various music groups including Fairfield County Schools’ choruses, Susan Taylor, The Blues Dolphins, The Texan Michael O’Connor and the D. B. Bryant Band.

Fitz McGill will serve as master of ceremony for the day’s events which will include a car show with several categories of awards. After the parade the cars will be on display throughout the day.

“It’s a wonderful way to begin the fall season and we hope the neighboring communities will join in the fun,” Vickers said. “We hope everyone will mark their calendars for Oct. 4-5. It will be two days of fun.”