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High winds don’t phase Emmet fun fest

By John Miller, 10/24/22 9:57 AM

EMMET – A blustery Saturday afternoon didn’t deter folks from coming to the Second Annual Emmet Fun Festival.

The festival had three locations, the old school, the former baseball field and Fireman’s Park, each getting its share of visitors. The baseball field had games, a trick pony, face painting and a petting zoo, which was popular with children who had issues with the petting part and wanted to hold and cuddle the animals. The “zoo” included, goats, chickens, rabbits, a duck and kittens. There was a constant line in front of the face painting tent, keeping the painter working non-stop.

When visitors got hungry, they could pick up a burrito from Hwy. 67 Gas and Grill, some seafood from Tails and Taters, burgers from Southern Grub and something cold from Hurricane Henry’s Shaved Ice.

Youngsters showed up in costumes ranging from superheros to monsters, and even a “cat lady” and the cookie monster.

Different booths offered a variety of goods and services as well. One featured juice, water and milk, along with flavored popcorn, bubbles and diapers for “just in case”. Another had fresh pears and vegetables. The veggies included tomatoes and turnips. One vendor from Shreveport, La., offered children’s clothes.

Local performers kept the crowd entertained until a band took over. However, by then most of the people had ventured over to Fireman’s Park where Trunk or Treat was going on. Those youngsters not playing in the bounce house lined up at the different vendors for all the candy they could carry home.

However, a cake and pie auction kept quite a few at the school as they bid on the tasty treats. The only problem for the event was the winds, which threatened to rip the tent stakes out of the ground and blow the tents away. Some vendors opted to remove their tents and work in the open air instead.