Day: May 21, 2022

Food fests: Stilwell Strawberry Festival, Bristow Tabouleh Fest this weekend | Dining

Held since the 1940s to promote the strawberries grown in the area, the annual Stilwell Strawberry Festival is Saturday, May 14.

The festival includes games, live entertainment, strawberries and ice cream. This annual festival also will feature a 5K run, carnival rides, parade, vendor booths and the Strawberry Festival Rodeo, held Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, at the rodeo grounds 2 miles north of Stilwell on Oklahoma 59N.

The parade will be immediately followed by the crowning of this year’s Strawberry Queen.

Make time during the festivities for the Strawberry Festival Car Show on Saturday as well. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the street will be full of classic cars, trucks and bikes. There will be prizes for Best of Show, Best Rad Rod, Best Pedal Car, Top 50 Awards and more.

Tabouleh Festival in Bristow

Bristow will host its annual Tabouleh Festival 9 a.m. to 4

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Editor’s Note: The Mount Airy News posed the same three questions to local school board candidates running in the May 17 primary. On Saturday, we published the responses from the District 3 Surry County Board of Education candidates in print and online. On Sunday, we published the responses from the District 4 online and in print on Tuesday.

T.J. Bledsoe

T.J. Bledsoe is a lifelong Surry County resident who lives in Dobson with his wife Amanda and their 10-year-old daughter, Ceily. As a family they spend most of their time outdoors on the farm or with their daughter showing livestock competitively.

He graduated from Surry Central High in 1999 and after attending Surry Community College started a landscaping business. He then went into the insurance and financial services industry with his father, Tim Bledsoe. Presently he Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer with LifeStore Bank.

He has served

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