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Falling in love with Finchville

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Fall festival well-attended

By Lisa King

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The weather was somewhat milder, because of a rain shower the night before that cooled things off, making for a beautiful day for all the outdoor activities on the grounds surrounding the Finchville Community Center.

A parade headed up by Grand Marshal Martha Layne Collins and an honor guard by Finchville Boy Scout Troop 63 kicked off the event, which featured a variety of activities including several “bouncies” for the kids, free train rides, a dunking booth, flea market, cotton candy and other tasty treats and food served up inside by the Finchville Ruritan Club.

Numerous craft booths were set up for visitors, even more than last year, festival officials said.

“We had 42 booths this year, which was really up from last year,” said Geraldine Stratton, who was very pleased with the turnout, both from the vendors and the public.

“We had great weather, and a really good crowd both Saturday and Sunday, for our two-day event,” she said. “The fried chicken dinner was very successful, and the flea market did very well, also.”