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Spring Fling Women's Expo, Craft Fair set for March 19
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Looking to browse through finely crafted creations from artisans and enjoy a variety of features throughout the day? 

The Spring Fling Women’s Expo and Craft Fair sounds like the perfect place for you!

The Southern Standard’s Spring Fling will take place Saturday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Three Star Mall and will feature local artisans and other interesting features such as a cooking demo and information booths from professionals and nonprofits from around the county. 

Expected crafts for the event include everything from handmade jewelry to woodworking.

At 1 p.m., the Spring Blossom Beau & Beauty Pageant will be begin for children ages 0-12 years. There will be seven divisions: Tiny Miss (0-12 mo., girls), Tiny Mister (0-12 mo., boys), Toddler Miss (1-2 yr., girls), Toddler Mister (1-2 yr., boys), Mini Miss (3-5 yr.), Little Miss (6-9 yr.) and Junior Miss (10-12 yr.)

Entry forms can be picked up at the Southern Standard office, 105 College Street, or accessing it on The forms are located on the “Contact Us” tab and can then be printed off, filled out and dropped off at the Standard office with payment. 

There is a $25 fee to enter. Entries can be submitted the day of the pageant for $30. There are no residency requirements.

“We wanted to create an event that had something for everyone,” said Standard publisher Patricia Zechman. “The result is what we hope will be a fun and informative day and something the community can look forward to each year.”

Door prizes will be offered throughout the day and goodie bags will be available while supplies last, so visitors are urged to arrive early for the best chance of receiving one.

Vendor spots are still open, and those wishing to participate can call the Standard office at 931-473-2191 during business hours and ask for Nikki, Rebekah or Debbie to discuss reserving booths. Booths are 10x10 and $100 each, with some special kiosk placements still available for reservation. All inquiries can be directed to organizers by email at,, or