Fes­ti­val Will Of­fer Free Ham­burg­ers, Hot Dogs

McDonald County Press - - COMMUNTY - Sally Car­roll

“If you can run a bouncy house, guide peo­ple, sell a raf­fle ticket, or sing, we need all the help we can get.”

Free ham­burg­ers, hot dogs and soda — along with a lot of fun — will be of­fered at the sec­ond an­nual Ozark Or­chard Fes­ti­val.

The fam­ily-friendly event is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Satur­day, Sept. 16.

The fes­ti­val plan­ning com­mit­tee is mov­ing ahead with fi­nal­iz­ing de­tails. Mem­bers agreed to pur­chase, de­sign and place a ban­ner at a high-traf­fic area, di­rect­ing peo­ple to the fes­ti­val; se­cure a pub­lic an­nounce­ment sys­tem; or­der T-shirts for vol­un­teers; and noted that a do­na­tion has been se­cured from Host­ess.

Good­man Mayor Greg Rich­mond said vol­un­teers are still needed.

“If you can run a bouncy house, guide peo­ple, sell a raf­fle ticket, or sing, we need all the help we can get,” he said.

Vol­un­teers will re­ceive a free T-shirt.

Or­ga­niz­ers are also seek­ing ven­dors to sell wares. Any­one who wants to vol­un­teer, or sing or en­ter­tain, is en­cour­aged to call city hall.

Ven­dor booth space is $10 for the day, or $15 for those who need elec­tric­ity. Ven­dor forms are avail­able on­line at www.good­manmo.net and at city hall.

This year’s event has sev­eral main draws, in­clud­ing free food, four bouncy houses and two bouncy ob­sta­cle cour­ses for the young­sters, bingo to sup­port the Good­man Base­ball and Soft­ball Pro­gram, a cow drop, a pet­ting zoo, a 50/50 pot and a pie auc­tion at 1 p.m. that day.

Those who at­tend also will have the chance to par­tic­i­pate in a quilt auc­tion, play games and win door prizes.

Last year’s event — the first of its kind — brought in 2,000 peo­ple, of­fi­cials said.

The Ozark Or­chard Fes­ti­val was launched to of­fer fam­ily fun and as a way for folks to cel­e­brate their her­itage. The area was known for its ex­ten­sive ap­ple in­dus­try in past years.

The next plan­ning meet­ing will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7.

For in­for­ma­tion, or to vol­un­teer, call City Hall at 417-364-7316.

Greg Rich­mond

Good­man Mayor

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