Friday, June 12, 2009

Gittin' Ready

This evening, beginning at five o’clock, LakeFest kicks off the 2009 Columbia Festival of the Arts at the lakefront in Columbia Town Center. This afternoon Columbia’s downtown was a bevy activity as staff and volunteers worked on transforming the sleepy downtown to a happening place.

Tonight on the main Lakefest stage at 9:00 pm the Sauce Boss will perform and prepare gumbo for everyone in the crowd. I found this clip of the Sauce Boss on You Tube.
As I came out of the Lakeside Coffee Shop in the American Cities Building I ran into these three festival staff members who were working on getting the artisans established with their booths. From left to right are Regina Goloborko, Diane Robinson and Carti Winchester. Cari is actually interning for the festival this summer. She is a sophomore at High Point University in High Point, North Carolina.

I hope the weather gods smile warmly on LakeFest this weekend.