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Affair on the Square Entertains Despite Rain

The band Dark Horse entertained guests at last week's Affair on the Square event in downtown Rockingham.
Photo courtesy of Jimmy McDonald.

ROCKINGHAM – Downtown Rockingham’s sidewalks were full Thursday, as community members filled the area for Affair on the Square.

Deemed as a local social sidewalk sale that happens bi-annually, Affair on the Square occurs once in the spring and once in the fall. This time, the event had over 25 artists, exhibitors, artisans, and other vendors out promoting their businesses and art.

Dinner specials, gift certificate raffles, and activities were planned for all who came out to the event. Hudson Brothers’ Deli, Henry’s Café and Pattan’s Downtown Grille offered dinner specials and regular menu items.

But then came the rain.

One may think the rain would have ruined the event; however, many vendors and businesses didn’t let it get them down. In fact, even the band Dark Horse was out singing in the rain; or at least in Arts Richmond while it was raining outside.

Participating in the event were several local businesses, some of which included: Simply Chic Monogram Boutique, Willow Tree Antiques and Gifts and Kool Kakes Bakery and Café. There were also some vendors outside, including: The Hutch Pickle Company, Wooden Puzzles by Greg, Twisted Treats, Mary Kay Cosmetics with Megan Tomestic, and Pee Dee Region Paranormal Group.

Arts Richmond opened up their showroom to Habitat ReStore, as well as for folks to come in and view local art.

Even through the issues with weather, many citizens came out and supported local businesses and had a great time.

A list of all expected merchants, artists, exhibitors, and professional services for the event are listed below:


·       Arts Richmond

·       Bold Moves Dance Company

·       Evolution Health Club

·       Henry’s Uptown Café

·       Hudson Brother’s Deli

·       Kool Kakes Bakery and Cafe

·       Pattan’s Downtown Grille

·       Remax Southern Realty

·       Richmond Community Theatre

·       Rockingham Fitness

·       Simply Chic Monogram Boutique

·       Willow Tree Antiques & Gifts

Sidewalk Artists and Exhibitors

·       A&A Artisans (woodworking)

·       A Delightful Tour- (party bus)

·       Clay Cheraw (pottey)

·       Girltime Creations (crafts and décor)

·       Habitat ReStore

·       J.A. & Azalea Bolton (authors)

·       LuLaRoe (apparel)

·       Mary Kay (cosmetics)

·       Paint-N-Somethin

·       Paparazzi Jewelry

·       Pee Dee Artists Guild (paintings)

·       Pee Dee Region Paranormal Group

·       The Hutch Pickle Company

·       Twisted Treats (ce cream)

·       Wooden Puzzles by Greg

Professional Services: Supporting AOS

·       Buckner Law Office

·       Hillside Florist

·       James Michael Teal, CPA

·       Melanie J Carroll, Attorney

·       R. Thomas Nichols Jr., Attorney

·       Rockingham Paint and Glass

·       Sharpe Law Office

·       Woodrow W Gunter II, Attorney

The next Affair on the Square event will be during the spring of 2018.




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