Bumper’s holds Mid-Summer Festival

Published 9:07 am Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Laughter and music filled the air on Saturday at Bumper’s inaugural Mid-Summer’s Festival.

The event was held in place of Scuffletown Day, which used to take place every year at Scuffletown Grocery.

Numerous vendors set up booths at the event selling everything from shoes and vegetables to Scentsy products and dish towels. Bumper’s owner, Lisa Daniel, also brought in live entertainment and a bouncy house for kids to enjoy.

“We love it,” said country music singer Gary Chenault, of Bumpass. “We have enjoyed it — every time we have played in Charlotte County, first in Scuffletown and now at Bumper’s. The reception, the folks — all wonderful. They always give you the down-home community feel. We love them.”

True Spirit Gospel Band also performed at the event, and band leader George Adams agreed with Chenault on the “home-town” feel that Charlotte County citizens made him feel.

“These people let us spread the gospel to them, and they made us feel welcomed right away,” Adams said.