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PHOTOS: Historic hoedown marks municipal milestone

MOORESVILLE – Community creations and county fair-like attractions, boosted by local businesses and a late-winter warm spell, fueled a festive, carnival-like Mooresville Day celebration on March 4 marking the town’s 150th anniversary. From before noon to after dark – although the official event ended at 4 – an estimated 10,000 party-goers of all ages took to Main Street and beyond to mark a century and a half of Mooresville’s place in history. Statistics are probably rare if they exist, but from the perspective of one six-decade-old native, it was the town’s biggest party ever – so big, a second photo spread is likely next week. - Photos by Lee Sullivan

  • Multi-tiered cake, and a 2,000-plus piece quilt reflecting a year of work by 70 members of the Mooresville Centerpiece Quilters Guild, were celebration centerpieces. /Lee Sullivan

  • The party included dancing in the street for everyone. /Lee Sullivan

  • “SuperSonic” spin ride was among Main Street’s ‘Midway’ attractions. /Lee Sullivan

  • Memorable moments included friendly fairies, mountain-sized mushrooms. /Lee Sullivan

  • Historically attired dignitaries Commissioner Gary West and wife Connie. /Lee Sullivan

  • Commemorative cakes were Exchange Club contest prizes. /Lee Sullivan