Valdosta Daily Times

Local News

August 31, 2008

Fun at Flatlanders

LAKELAND — The 38th Annual Flatlanders Fall Frolic in Downtown Lakeland was a fun-filled day Saturday with races, arts, crafts, antiques, collectibles and homemade food and beverages.

The day started bright and early with the Dawg-Gone Good Race, which consisted of a 5K Road Race and 1-mile Fun Run.

Later, Eryka Fricke, 17, was named Miss Flatlanders Fall Frolic 2008, defeating two other competitors. Fricke served cold beverages to the Flatlanders Frolic visitors while out with the community. “This has been fun. It was good, and this was my first time being in the competition.” In addition to the title, Fricke received roses and four gift cards.

David Courson of Unique Design of Douglas has been a vendor at the Flatlanders Frolic since 2001, selling cheerleader and novelty bows and ribbons. “This year’s Frolic has had a steady crowd all day, although the move to this area may have hurt business a little. But everyone seems to be enjoying themselves and shopping,” said Courson. Unique Designs’ popular merchandise is sold to businesses as far away as Texas and to two shops in Great Britain.

Sam Allen enjoyed the Flatlanders Frolic for the first time during his retirement from the Valdosta City School System. “This has been a great experience. I didn’t realize it was so large with so many different vendors and a variety of merchandise,” said Allen, who purchased a decorative cane from one vendor.

Sandra Allen said, “I’ve enjoyed myself. We have shopped at many of the vendors here, and plan to come back again.”

Evette Waters and Ruth Council, assisting Velma Calhoun of Lakeland, were present at the Frolic to conduct voters registration. “We are doing voting registration with the determination to increase productivity in the area of voting and civic participation,” said Council.

Liviana E. Sirmans of Ooak Reborn Dolls sold her life-like dolls of different ethnic groups during the event. “I don’t have any training, I’m not an artist,” said Sirmans, “I have sold tables of dolls. At the Flatlanders Frolic’s other location, I sold all of my dolls.” Sirmans has been displaying her life-like dolls, some with mechanical motions, for three years at the Frolic.

Text Only
Local News
  • 140417-Rail_Plan-001.jpg State Transportation seeks public input on rail plan

    The Georgia Department of Transportation held public meetings across the state this week to discuss its 2014 Georgia State Rail Plan.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140417-valdosta_appr#10C8BA.jpg Officials serve lunch to city employees

    The City of Valdosta hosted its annual employee appreciation luncheon Thursday at John W. Saunders Memorial Park.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140417-Wiregrass003.jpg Wiregrass learns through play

    For three years, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College has hosted its Wired Up! event to engage students, faculty and staff in a fun but educational activity day.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • rain.jpg More spills? Valdosta braces for more rain

    In the past four weeks, Valdosta has experienced four major rain events that dumped more than three to four inches of rain on the area per incident.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140117-Scott_SGMAC-001.jpg Moody in running for Afghan pilot mission

    Moody Air Force Base is one of three military bases being considered for a temporary mission to train Afghan pilots next year, Rep. Austin Scott told the South Georgia Military Affairs Council Thursday.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • City: Most overflows stopped

    The City of Valdosta reported Wednesday evening that all manhole overflows resulting from Tuesday’s heavy rains had stopped, with the exception of two.

    April 17, 2014

  • 140416-gov_deal002.jpg Signed into law

    Gov. Nathan Deal went on a signing tour Wednesday across Georgia, flying into the Valdosta Regional Airport to sign three bills into law.

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • 2 charged in N.C. kidnapping

    Two more people were charged in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor’s father, bringing the number to at least eight people who authorities say were involved in the elaborate plot.

    April 17, 2014

  • VSU opens spring senior art show Saturday

    Several graduating art seniors will present their show this weekend at Valdosta State University.

    April 17, 2014

  • 140415-water003.jpg Sewage problems persist

    Early Tuesday morning, Valdosta became saturated when the area received approximately three inches of rain from 4 a.m. to noon. As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, 11 manholes throughout the City of Valdosta have spilled 286,500 gallons of wastewater into local waterways, and this number will continue to rise.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

Top News

What you think about school and workplace rules about Facebook friends?

There have to be rules.
No need for rules, just use common sense.
If people want to be friends, what is the big deal?
Nobody uses Facebook anymore.
     View Results