After being delayed, the Cashiers firework show attracted visitors from all over the area despite heavy rain on July 6. The evening kicked off with a performance by Hurricane Creek. The dance area was full of people in rain coats, holding large umbrellas or simply in their regular clothes cutting a rug on the grass.
“I love it here,” said Christine Maxsom from Naples, Fla. “The energy, the songs the band is playing, I know most of them. They’re great.”
Sue Trimble of Marlton, New Jersey said she was having a blast living it up under her tent.
“I think the band is fantastic,” said Trimble. “They play recognizable songs and I’m having a fabulous time. We love the mountains and we’re hard core.”
Deb Grossman, Chef/Owner of Fresser’s Eatery, brought her mobile kitchen to the Village Green and said the weather didn’t stop a consistent line of hungry customers.
“It’s going well,” said Grossman. “They are definitely a lot of people here tonight, but we have a great team of friends who are helping and things are running smoothly.”
The firework show began around 8:30 p.m. It was still light outside but many voiced that it would be better the sooner it began.
Article and photos by Brian O’Shea