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Pine Hill Day

By Jessica Bowman – email

WIGGINS, MS (WLOX) - Record crowds turned out for a day of music, food and fun in Wiggins. People gathered in Blaylock Park and Pine Street for the annual Pine Hill Day.

As guitars are picked and harmonicas play thousands of people walk up and down Pine Street, putting the economic impact of this event a little more into perspective.

Charlotte Koestler said, "This is our biggest crowd we estimated about 6,500."

Chairmen of the Stone County Economic Development Partnership, Jeff White, said you can find anything from framed art to kids toys at the family festival.

"Got a lot of great vendors 130 plus vendors, great group of classic cars," said Jeff White.

City officials said this festival dates back to the early 1900's. So, to go along with the Pine Hill history, Red Creek Classic showcased more than 100 antique cars The local fire department also had a hand in the classic show.    

"We have a 1941 Chevrolet fire truck that was one of the original fire trucks for the City of Wiggins," said Jody Hatten.

Executive Director of the Stone County Economic Development Partnership, Charlotte Koestler, said this annual event does much more than just show off the city's assets.

"It brings people in and while they're here they're spending the night in our motels, eating in our restaurants and shopping in our local stores and fueling their cars," said Charlotte Koestler.

She said the festivals economic impact on the city is excellent and hopes it will continue to grow year after year.

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