Wining and dining

Fourth annual Dine on the Line sold out

Story by Caden Rainwater, staff writer

The fourth annual Dine on the Line was held on Oct. 6 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on State Line in front of the downtown post office. The day was filled with live music, dining and shopping from many local stores.

“Everything from my point of view went very smoothly,” senior Tirzah Bailey said. “I had the privilege of escorting the mayor and his wife to their seats.”

Coming as a surprise to the planners of the event, the fourth annual event sold out of tickets prior to the event beginning.

“It didn’t really surprise me the tickets sold out,” senior Chris Lyles said. “It’s the state line, so everyone can easily come together from each state.”

Besides the dinner catered by Verona on Broad, a downtown Italian restaurant, there were still many activities to do at Dine on the Line.

“I loved getting to contribute in serving the community,” junior Reed Russell said. ”It was a great time to come together and have a great time”.

A new addition to Dine on the Line was Oktoberfest. In years prior, Oktoberfest has been held separately. Vendors arrived very early in hope of gaining a good spot along the street where they could be easily seen. There were many tables placed along the dividing line, and behind each side of the tables, the vendors advertised their company’s products. Dine on the Line has always been a way for entrepreneurs to get their name out in the community.

“My favorite part was the live performances,” Lyles said. “Some were really funny and others sounded really good.”

Throughout the event, musicians performed on stage before the crowd. Locally known musicians such as Mark Meadows and Jase Bryant performed as St. James Day School students danced in front of a cheering audience.

“There was a great turnout and I believe everyone had a good time,” senior Nabil Kalam said. “It’s my first time, but I believe it’s gone very well and had a huge turnout.”