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Festival successful in spite of rain

By Staff, 10/4/21 10:05 AM

PRESCOTT – Rain failed to dampen the spirits of those attending the Prescott-Nevada County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Fall Festival Saturday.

While the crowds were down, those who attended had fun visiting the booths and participating in the activities. True, a couple of heavy downpours slowed things down, but failed to stop the festivities. After noon the sun came out allowing for even more fun.

Things kicked off at 8a.m. with the annual 5K run/walk, which was completed in under 20 minutes by this year’s winner. However, a lot of the runners went home to get changed and weren’t available to collect their medals. Youngsters also had fun with the basketball shootout and in the Lil’ Firecracker Fun Run. Members of the Extension Homemakers sold chances on a king-size Afghan.

Chamber Director Jamie Hillery remained upbeat throughout the day, making sure those attending knew what was coming up, along with providing clues for the golden pumpkin search. There were more than 50 vendors in attendance, selling everything from painted rocks to homemade sausage and sweet potatoes. The sausage was sold by Fred Harris for the OYEA program at Prescott High for the livestock course. There was pretty much something for everyone at the festival.