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Heritage Festival was a big success


When you have one event that features the governor of a state, more than 190 vendors, several food trucks, period demonstrators, live entertainment, a man who juggles fire and a skateboarding parrot, it’s safe to say you have put on one action-packed festival.

I want to publicly give kudos to the volunteers and organizers who took the dream of a Heritage Festival and turned it into a reality.

I have personally covered community festivals for 20 years working in the newspaper industry. This was by far the best event I’ve ever covered. I loved the layout of the vendors selling their goods and offering demonstrations on several streets around the square.

Believe it or not, I took at least one photo from every vendor location and posted those photos up on our Facebook page. I was unable to catch any kids getting fun photos taken with cutouts. Other than that, I had things pretty well covered. Please feel free to enjoy looking through my multiple posts of photos on social media. Be sure to also check out my video of the fire-juggling magician and the video of the skateboarding parrot while you are there.

It would be fantastic if the Heritage Festival could become an annual tradition. It was nice to walk around and see so many vendors packed with customers. I attend a lot of these events and vendors are just sitting there waiting for any one to come by their table. There was a steady flow for most of the day for them and I thought that was great to see. I’d name names, but would likely leave someone out. Thank you for all who were responsible for this year’s event. Take a bow and perhaps a nap.

You deserve it!