On Saturday, June 23, 2012 Westview held its fifth annual neighborhood festival – the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration. While it has shifted from its roots (read about the festival history in the May/June 2012 issue of the ‘Westview Neighbor’ newsletter) it has remained a community-oriented occasion, geared to bring neighbors and friends together for a fun social event.
Seven grillers battled it out for the title of “Best Chicken/Ribs of Southwest Atlanta” – Claiborne and Jaime representing Beecher-Donnelly, Christopher representing Morehouse College, Alvin representing Project GRAD, Carl and Scott representing West End, Sister DeBorah representing West End, Kisha representing Westview, and Scott representing Westview. Voters decided the titles of the “Best of 2012” go to:
Best Chicken of Southwest Atlanta – Carl and Scott representing West End
Best Ribs of Southwest Atlanta – Claiborne and Jaime representing Beecher-Donnelly
While the grill-off was in full swing vendors lined Muse Street to sell everything from portrait painting and cedar flower planters to rum cakes and King of Pop popsicles. In the meanwhile music was projecting the sounds of singer/songwriter Juliana Finch and DJ Enoch down the street and kids were playing sack races, painting with chalk, and creating bird feeders.
To view photos of the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration please visit our Westview Facebook page.