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Sanford's 150th Birthday Bash!

More than 2,500 residents and visitors spent April 6 at the Lions Club Fairgrounds celebrating Sanford's 150th Birthday Bash.

When: Saturday, April 6 from 10am to 4pm

Where: Sanford Lions Club Fairgrounds, 507 N. 7th Street in Sanford

Cost: Free admission and free cake & ice cream (while supplies last). All other refreshments are for purchase.


10am - Gates Open

10:30am - Opening Ceremony

11am - 4pm - Festivities kick off, free cake and ice cream (while supplies last)

4pm - Event end


10:30am - Opening Ceremony

10am-4pm - Historical displays from Historian Jimmy Haire, the Lee County Library, Jonesboro Historical Society, Deep River Park Association, and Heart of Deep River Historic Society.


11:15am - Temple Teen Ensemble

12pm - Tuesday Night Music Club

1:30pm - Soultriii

2:45pm - Lee County Schools high school students


11am, 12pm, 1pm - 'Magic by David' magic show

2pm - Lee County Schools student performers

3pm - Lee County Schools student percussionist

Between shows, there was face painting and a balloon artist.


10am to 4pm - 150th merch tent

11am to 3pm - Train ride on fairway

11am to 4pm - Hay ride, cow ride, petting zoo, party games, inflatables, touch-a-truck, and tractors


The event included three hunts for a 150th commemorative coin. A coin was hidden at 10am, 1pm, and 3pm.


Lazy J's

Tacos El Primo

Funnel Cakes by Tonio

Sweeties Raspados

Some of the food vendors offered $1.50 specials!

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