Festival gear can be found at Screen East booth

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Screen East's Norman Simmons prepares to print a test batch of Flowertown Festival T-shirts. ROGER LEE/JOURNAL SCENE

The Summerville Y has reunited with an old partner to ensure those wanting to commemorate their Flowertown Festival experience this year will have several options. Screen East, which opened its doors in Summerville some 30 years ago, has been named the exclusive supplier for Flowertown Festival apparel. The company will offer T-shirts, hats, visors and shopping totes bearing festival logos from its booth right in the heart of the festival. The booth will be located right next to the Y's location at the corner of Main and West 5th South Streets. Screen East will be equipped to take custom orders on site for apparel with any of seven unique designs, including a children's design. Screen East graphic artist Samantha Hoppes created most of the designs but one was created by artist Michael P. Ashmen and another by artist Robin Hackworth. “We are very excited about being part of the festival this year,” Screen East owner Beth LaPrad said. “I think people are really going to like what we are doing because now they can not only choose which design they want, they can choose what color T-shirt or hat they want it on.” Some pre-printed gear will also be available, but being able to custom make merchandise increases the chances festivalgoers will be able to get a product they will be satisfied with. “They have worked with the Y in the past and their designs are always popular,” Summerville YMCA Development Director Linda Walton said. “There have been years when we would sell out of all the T-shirts printed in certain sizes so the great thing with the way they are doing it this year is there is less chance of that happening.”

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