May Eason creator of Beautiful Table Setting Facebook Group
There are a variety of reasons local economies get a boost on any given weekend, but few are quiet like what happened in Wetumpka the first weekend of March. Ladies and men from all over the country converged on the town to dish… Literally.
A couple of years ago, Wetumpka resident May Eason created the Beautiful Table Settings Facebook group. She wanted a place that she could display her collections with others… Little did she know in two short years, the group would span the nation with more than 117,000 members.
“I have help moderating this group because it has gotten quite large,” Eason said. “Over time, we have gotten to be friends and we wanted to get together.”
Since Eason lives in Wetumpka it was an obvious choice as the destination, even though some tried to talk her out of it. “There were several that said, why don’t we do it in Atlanta or Birmingham… Why Wetumpka?” Eason said. “Well, I just told them, that I don’t live there. I live here.”
The two-day event attracted more than 400 people to spend the weekend in Wetumpka. The festivities were at the Wetumpka Civic Center and visitors were treated to lunches from local restaurants. “It was important to me to use, the businesses and people of Wetumpka,” Eason said. “I wanted this event here because I knew we could do it right in Wetumpka. If it were somewhere else, who knows what we would have gotten.
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