Una Fun Fest celebrates seventh year

Frances Page, back right, sets up her handbag and jewlery display for early shoppers at the Una Fun Fest in 2012. The two-day festival hosts vendors, concessions and live entertainment and will be held May 31 and June 1 at the Una Community Center and Park in East Chickasaw County. (Photo by Lisa Voyles)

Frances Page, back right, sets up her handbag and jewlery display for early shoppers at the Una Fun Fest in 2012. The two-day festival hosts vendors, concessions and live entertainment and will be held May 31 and June 1 at the Una Community Center and Park in East Chickasaw County.
(Photo by Lisa Voyles)

UNA – It was a simple idea – to renovate the old,unused baseball field in Una to be used by children, youth and community members as a fellowship area.

As good ideas go, this one has grown to include the installation of a walking track, community building and an annual festival to celebrate community spirit.
The original idea has grown over the years and now the Una Fun Fest The Una Fun Fest, now in its seventh year, will again invite in friends, neighbors, vendors, gospel music groups and visitors from all around the area to join the two-day event in the rural community east of Trebloc.
Booth spaces are available and organizers encourage arts and crafts, food, fashion and jewelry or yard sale vendors to display their wares for sale.
The festival will play host to local and area gospel groups May 31 with special guests including the Union Baptist Male Chorus, the Gospel Tones, the Clark Family and the Mighty Gospel Warriors.
On Saturday, vendors will be open and children’s games and activities will be available.
Dedication services for the completed community building will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Kevin Chandler as guest speaker.
But community members are still working toward more amenities and hope to be able to include metal benches for the building and a basketball court for local youth.
The public is welcome to visit and participate.
For more information, contact Sylvester or Shirley Walker at 456-4866, Sandra Wofford at 456-4034 or Rosie Vance at 456-3216.

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