We like fall, partly because it offers relief from summer’s heat but also because the cooler weather brings forth a bounty of festivals. Already, autumn has brought Mule Days in Benson, Railroad Days in Selma, the Pumpkin Festival in Wilson’s Mills and the Shindig in Clayton. Still on the calendar are the N.C. State Fair in neighboring Wake County and a host of church bazaars across Johnston.
It’s easy to take these varied events for granted. They roll around every year, and we don’t give much thought to how organizers pull them off. But truth be told, none of these events would go off without volunteers, who give countless hours to entertaining their Johnston County neighbors.
These volunteers seldom get the recognition they deserve, so we wanted to pause here to thank them for what they do.