Ramp Tramp a Success
Article Author: Greg Paxton
A large crowd attended the Annual Polk County Ramp Tramp Festival on April 28th.
A large crowd attended the Annual Polk County Ramp Tramp Festival on April 28th. Attendees enjoyed a meal of ramps while great bluegrass and gospel music was played. During the Festival certain attendees were recognized. 11 month-old Carter Weir from Etowah, was the youngest in attendance. The oldest attendee was 94 year-old Viola Leslie of Athens. The largest family at the Ramp Festival was the Hedden family with 12 members present. The person coming the furthest to attend was Bonnie Towle from San Diego Ca.
Approximately 800 attended this year’s Festival with approximately $4,000 being raised for the Polk County 4-H Camp (Camp McCroy). The Polk County 4-H Clubs would like to say thank you to the many individuals that took part in this year’s festival. Thanks to all who dug, prepared, cooked, served or helped in any way! A special thanks goes to the band members from the Wolf Creek Blue Grass, Steel String Session, Fredona Bluegrass, Reliance and County Line who volunteered their time to play for the Ramp Festival crowd. Another thanks you goes to the many businesses that donated door prizes, product or monetary donations to help off set the cost of the festival!
If you would like to be a part of the 2013 Polk County Ramp Festival the next Ramp tramp meeting will be May 31st at Camp McCroy at 6:00 P.M. Please contact the Polk County Extension Office at 338-4503 for more information. Many volunteers are needed for digging, preparing and serving the famous Ramp Lunch. It’s a great way to meet others while enjoying a long-time tradition.
Pictured are this year’s Ramp Festival award winners. The Polk County 4-H Clubs and the U.T. Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, age, national origin, sex, or disability.
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