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Dogwood’s 10th chapter deemed ‘best’ one

Posted on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 5:21 am

Event organizers expect the annual Dogwood Festival to get better every year, and this past weekend’s 10th anniversary installment set a new benchmark.

Winchester City Administrator Beth Rhoton summed up how she deems the event turned out.

“Best year so far,” she said Wednesday.Mayor Harrell

Compared to previous years. Rhoton said the outcome was fantastic. The booths spaces were sold out other than three remaining inside the Hammers building.

“Charlie Daniels Band was a huge success as well as the other bands that performed throughout the weekend.” Rhoton said, referring to how the Square of Winchester was packed Saturday night for the big show.

The Winchester City Council is already working on next year’s festivities.

Winchester’s Annual Dogwood Festival has been a success from the first year it began, Rhoton and Mayor Terry Harrell agreed.

They added that everything went smoothly this year, more firmly cementing the positive track record.

Harrell paid tribute to the festival’s sponsors, whom he said made all the difference in getting such top-notch entertainment as the Charlie Daniels Band, which led to an exceptional turnout with several thousand at hand to hear a southern rock legend.

“It was tremendous,” he stated.

Harrell said events for youths also added greatly to the entertainment atmosphere.

Free Kidz Zone, Teen Zone, vendors, music, arts and crafts at the Dogwood Festival has made an impact on the community of Winchester and Franklin County,” he said. “We hope to keep progressing with every year.”