Thursday, September 29, 2011

Oakboro's Story

Did you see the story about our event on UNC-TV? We are very excited to have been chosen to be featured on our statewide public television.

The night the reporter was here, we were also honored by the presence of Maggie "Charlene Darling" Peterson and the Mayberry Tribute Artists. How did we get so lucky? Jeff Branch, who plays the role of "Howard Sprague" in the Tribute group, is from here. He produces a variety of bluegrass shows and one of them included our guests and Rodney "Rodney Darling" Dillard. Maggie and Rodney actually performed on The Andy Griffith Show in the 1960s. Jeff's show actually occured the next day in neighboring Troy, N.C.

Our last burnout of the season will be held in October. In the following months, we'll have smaller cruise-ins where people bring their cars and typically socialize over dinner. Then the burnout and big cruise-in will begin again in April 2012.

If the weather is pretty, we'll have 500 or more cars and thousands of people. So come join us!

Maggie Peterson, the real actress who played the role of Charlene Darling, poses with a fan for a picture.

Remember this old car? The Darling's rode it from the mountains to Mayberry.

Some people can never go long without getting caught!