If you were on Main Street Friday morning, you probably wondered about that gathering of folks in colorful Hawaiian shirts posing for the camera. Initiated Davidsonians know that the photo shoot marks the return of what has become an annual tradition in town: Hawaiian shirt Fridays.
Friday’s garishly-attired crew of about a dozen included Davidson Mayor John Woods, retirees, lawyers, college professors, the local innkeeper and even your town newspaper editor.
“Today is the beginning of Hawaiian shirt Fridays. It is a day we add color to Davidson,” said Kenn Latzer, who is the unofficial ringleader of our town’s Hawaiian shirt wearers.
The idea is to get as many people as possible to dress down every Friday between May 1 and Labor Day. Mayor Woods even read an informal “proclamation” that declared Fridays as Hawaiian shirt days. “Davidson – the fun town – wants you to add a little color to our town by with bright Hawaiian shirts, and watch your neighbors smile, and smile with them.”
It’s all in the spirit of fun. Didn’t wear your Hawaiian shirt today? Please join us next Friday!