Another festival is in the books! THANK YOU for an INCREDIBLE Loblolly Festival! Our vendors, volunteers, sponsors, and attendees made this year’s festival one for the record books and proved that the threat of a little rain couldn’t keep our festival-goers at bay! Thank you to all who came out to stroll through the streets of Downtown Laurel, listen to great music, enjoy delicious food, shop and play!
A huge THANK YOU goes out to all who worked so hard to make this year’s festival such a grand success!
First, we would like to thank the Laurel Main Street volunteers and board members for making this day possible and for helping us organize this incredible event. The Loblolly Festival just wouldn’t be possible without you!
Next, thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors, especially Howard Industries, Jones County Board of Supervisors and Chamber of Commerce, Sanderson Farms, Southern Beverage, B Clean LLC, South Central Regional Medical Center, Trustmark National Bank, BancorpSouth, Enviro, Gilchrist Sumrall Yoder Yoder & Leggett PLLC, Community Bank, Holt & Associates, Magnolia State Bank, and First State Bank.
To the City of Laurel, the Laurel Police Department, Laurel Fire Department and Parks & Recreation Department — thank you for your support and for helping to keep the festival-goers, vendors, musicians and volunteers safe!
Many organizations came together to cover the logistics of producing an event of this size. We are so appreciative of your time and efforts to make this all possible. We would specifically like to thank Studio 5 Fifty, Own Your Hill, Black Horn Productions, Slowboat Brewing Co., and Clairmont & Co.
We appreciate the efforts of the local media and your continued support and coverage of this great event. With the help of the Laurel Leader-Call, The Impact, WDAM, B95, Rock 104, and SuperTalk, we were able to reach and serve more locals and out of town folks than ever before!
We would like to thank the Laurel Arts League for their partnership in producing the Art on Masonite contest. Congratulations to these fine young artists!
3rd Place – James Englert, South Jones
3rd Place – Karson Wardell, West Jones
2nd Place – Kaitlin Jarrell, South Jones
1st Place – J.P. Person, West Jones High School
Thank you to all the businesses who participated in this year’s Scarecrow Harvest! It was a rousing success and saw more participation and creativity than we ever envisioned! Congratulations are in order for these outstanding participants!
Patina’s, Dunn Roadbuilders, Rasberry Financial Services, Creative Computer, Today’s Furniture, and Peddler’s JUNKtion
Brooke & Rea Boutique
Oak Street Salon
“The Headless Horseman”
Magnolia State Bank
Lastly, we would like to thank the residents and business owners of Downtown Laurel. Your help in clearing the streets before the festival and graciously allowing us to fill the downtown area with tents, rides, and food trucks, is absolutely vital to the success of an event such as this. Your continued support for the efforts of Laurel Main Street makes us so proud to call Downtown Laurel home!
See y’all next year at Loblolly Festival — Saturday, October 6, 2018!