Submitted by John Lullo
The annual bash at White Sulphur Springs Ranch is coming up on Sunday, June 25. Attendees will be treated to some major site improvements in most areas, but the star of the show will be the new, recently completed bath house. This means that, unlike in previous years, porta-potties will not be necessary because indoor plumbing is now available! The bath house is the first step in the restoration of the swimming pool complex. It is complete with changing rooms for all including the disabled. Volunteers Tim Buckhout and Robert Ware put in many hours trying to get the project complete before Summerfest and they did it with weeks to spare, in spite of the inclement weather. As usual, Summerfest is an outdoor event, but it is no longer necessary to use outdoor out houses.
Although important, separate men’s and lady’s bathroom facilities are not the only major attraction of Summerfest 2023. This year it’s all about food, entertainment and auctions. Hours are from 3 to 7:30 p.m. and the music starts at 4. This year the music is provided by Matt Axton and Badmoon. Matt describes his music as a “humble slice of America”…. everything from country to rock and roll. There is a dance floor in front of the stage in case the mood is right. The pulled pork ranch barbecue will be prepared by Clarky’s BBQ, Smoke & More and the Porta-Saloon and margarita bar will offer all kinds of liquid refreshments. The historic Ranch House will be open from 3 to 4 pm. Visitors will be amazed at the restored interior.
Ticket sales are brisk and patrons should secure them as soon as possible. Besides being available online at www.WhiteSulphurSpringsRanch.com they can also be purchased in-person at Millie’s Ice Cream & Coffee and the Queen Bee Boutique….both in downtown Graeagle. Ticket prices are $65 for adults and $20 for kids 12 and under.
White Sulphur Springs Ranch is located at 2200 Highway 89 in Clio. Attendees should bring a lawn chair but leave the pets at home.