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Harvest festival draws crowd to upgraded park


October 7, 2020

Makenna Miller and her new friend Ben pet a donkey at the Harvest Festival in Sankey Park, Saturday, Oct. 3. The event drew hundreds of local residents, many of whom enjoyed the new playground in the park.

Sweet Home's 2020 Harvest Festival was a resounding success, according to city officials.

At its peak, the festival had 700 visitors, with approximately 2,000 throughout the day visiting to hear music, pet donkeys, and participate in a cornhole contest.

"The weather was perfect and the new playground was a hit," said the festival planner, Angela Clegg. "We did have some lines due to the COVID-19 restriction of 250 attendees per event, and the line moved at a steady pace."

Between the various contests and fundraisers, the festival raised approximately $4,500 for the families of Zach Maynar...

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