On the way home from helping out the in-laws with some yard work yesterday, we came upon a sight and a smell that made me feel so at home.
As we came through Grassy Creek, we spotted some people making sorghum out in a field. You could see the pile of sugar cane remnants…all their juices extracted and now boiling over a hot wood fire. The smell…man, I love that smell. Hardwood smoke mixed with sweet boiling cane juice. There is something about the way they mix with the cool fall air that makes me just about as happy as I can be.
We are drawing closer to our annual honoring of this sweet nectar, and I guess everyone is aware that there will be a few changes this year. All of the food booths and vendors who previously occupied the Commercial Bank parking lot will now be down in the Old Mill Park area. The covered picnic shelter will serve as the dining area. All of the musical acts will be at the park, as well.
I am just curious on what your thoughts are about the changes. Obviously, there weren’t a whole lot of options this year, with the construction of the new bank still ongoing, and I’m not sure about what the setup might be in future years. What I’d be curious to know, both from folks who attend and from vendors, is if you are concerned about the setup for this year and for future years.
I am pretty sure I need at LEAST 2 ham biscuits per day in order to keep up my energy, so I will trek over the hill and get them however I have to. But what about you?
Are you concerned that splitting up the food and vendors will hurt sales for either or both, or do you think there will be little impact?
Would you like to maybe see the WHOLE THING moved down to the Old Mill Park area?
Or do you hope that after construction is finished, all of the food booths can find their way back up to the bank parking lot?
Sound off in the comments below!