In Nov. 5 Issue
It was chilly, it was damp, but people came out in droves to the Russell Springs Fall Festival.
Mayor Hollis DeHart said the weather hurt attendance late Friday and early Saturday, but as the afternoon brought warmer dryer weather thousands of people hit Main Street for the fun and the food.
"Everything went real well," DeHart said. "It really just couldn't have gone better."
He said the trick-or-treaters were thick in the streets, but things went well and even the food vendors were giving out candy to the children.
"The haunted house was terrific," the mayor said. "Michelle Smith, Pam Pierce, Aron Houdini and Billy Grider all did a wonderful job."
He added that the whole event was a team effort.
"I really appreciate how everyone worked so hard to make this event a success," DeHart added.
The event included a large number of vendors selling things like trinkets for the kids, t-shirts, food and even home insulation.
There was music, both DJ and live, as well as the Idol-fest competition.
Michelle Smith said the winners of the talent contest were Matt Franklin, followed by Cheyenne Popplewell and then Carly Lloyd. Winning the junior division was Dorsey Franklin.
"It all went really well," Smith said. "Hopefully next year it will be even better."
The mayor isn't looking to next year just yet though.
"We've got the Christmas Parade coming up on the 28th of November," DeHart said. "This year's theme is 'fondest memories of a country Christmas.'"
He said lining up begins at the fairgrounds about 3 and the floats start up Main Street at 5 p.m.