“Shaggin in the Street” in downtown Winnsboro

By Lucas Vance lvance@civitasmedia.com

July 22, 2014

WINNSBORO — Fairfield County residents came out by the hundreds Friday night for the second annual “Shaggin in the Street” event in downtown Winnsboro.

With the crowd-count climbing above 300, it was the largest street dance attended by the community since the inaugural event.

Winnsboro Town Councilman and ReUnion Bande singer Clyde Sanders said the street dance was a successful and positive event for the community.

“It was a really good night and everyone did a great job throwing the dance,” he stated.

Co-founder of “The Embers,” Jackie Gore was also in attendance. Gore wrote the tune “I Love Beach Music” and was the lead singer of the group for 25 years.

Winnsboro Community Development Director Connie Shackelford was one of the main organizers for the event.

Downtown Development is searching for Winnsboro residents to volunteer time to work with Shackelford to bring other events to downtown Winnsboro.

The committee will plan, organize and deliver such events as the summer movies nights, Shaggin in the Street, The Big Grab and the Christmas Parade. Members will be asked to serve a full calendar year with meetings to be held every two months.

If you are interested in becoming involved with community development, contact Shackelford by phone at 803-815-2947 or email her at schackv@truvista.net.

The committee will consist of eight Winnsboro residents.