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Updated: 02/08/2018 08:30:01AM

Relive the Roaring 20s

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By SHARON WEATHERHEAD

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It’s that time again ladies, so dress up in your flapper dresses and pearls; men get out those fedoras and long tail coats and get ready to head back to the Roaring 20s! What an exciting era that was as gangsters, speakeasy’s, bootleg liquor, automobiles and great music headlined the era.

This 35th annual event, honoring Sebring’s 1920’s heritage, is hosted by the Sebring Partnership Inc. There will be food vendors around Circle Park while the Jazz Phools play on stage from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. They will be dressed in authentic period wear.

Downtown Sebring will be filled with music, art work, unique vendors, crafts, vintage cars and more on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last year you could smell the delicious barbecue, enjoy fried cookies, tasty gyros and even burgers. Nearly 50 vendors are excited to set up downtown this weekend for a day of fun for everyone.

“This is a big festival and we’re looking forward to it,” said Janet King with Janet King Art Gallery. “We hope everyone comes out to support this great community event.”

King has local Florida watercolor art and has exhibited works in New York City and in downtown Sebring. The Hot Orange Studio is inside her gallery. The studio specializes in hand-made bead works and historic lampshades.

“We’re very excited about any downtown event,” said Jeff Kennedy owner of Sebring Soda and Ice Cream Works. “The Roaring 20s will be exciting. We wish there were even more events here.”

Sebring Soda and Ice Cream Works offers unique and hard to find specialty sodas, creamy Working Cow Ice cream and unique hot dog creations.

Kietz Massillon is a new business owner on the Circle. “We excited for people to come downtown and see what’s here. I’m also looking forward to the Soda Festival in April.”

Massillon owns the Bucketlist Grill. They just opened this year and now serve lunch and dinner. Their specialty is Louisiana Cajun and offer such foods as Po Boys, crawfish and gator tail.

Be sure to head downtown next Saturday and visit the great local businesses around the Circle as well as the interesting vendors with their arts and crafts and unique products.

The Roaring 20’s Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/events/1804225443222929/.events/1804225443222929/.




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