It’s a new kind of event for Thomasville; people from all over the area came out to the fairgrounds to enjoy the first-ever SummerBlast, an event that will also benefit local organizations.
The sound of music filled the air as music lovers grooved to the first ever SummerBlast festival in Thomasville.
Bettina von Ammon attended the festival and shared, "I think it's something fun to do on the weekend. They've got tons of other things around to play with and look at. I think it'll be exciting."
Though it's an entertaining event, organizers say the festival is for a good cause. Proceeds from the event benefits organizations like the Children's Miracle Network, the March of Dimes and the Children's Health Care of Atlanta.
Event organizer Christopher O'Neil added, "They benefit people here locally as well as all over the country and we have firsthand experience with those organizations helping people close to us."
The all-day event has something for everyone including a kids’ area and an arts village. There are also food vendors with mouth watering treats.
Vendor Tawney Price said, "We have funnel cakes, we have elephant ears, both with powdered sugar and cinnamon. We do a deep fried Oreo, a candy bar and a deep fried Twinkie, so kind of a different menu for us."
SummerBlast is proving to be a real blast for the entire family. The SummerBlast organizers hope to make this a yearly event.