Ozark Orchard Festival Set For Saturday
FREE FOOD, FUN, GAMES ALL PART OF THE FESTIVAL
The Ozark Orchard Festival Planning Committee is preparing for a fun-filled, family-friendly event this Saturday.
The day-long event will feature games and activities aimed at all ages.
The event is set from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Goodman ball field.
Officials have confirmed several events and activities, including 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.
Volunteers also hope to have several vendors on hand to sell their wares. Those who attend also will have the chance to play games and win door prizes.
Perhaps the biggest draw is free food, which will be offered around the lunchtime hour. Free hamburgers, hot dogs and soda will be offered to anyone who attends the festival, said Goodman Mayor Greg Richmond.
Significant monetary help has been provided by local businesses to secure major activities. Richmond said Cornerstone Bank and First Community Bank have both donated $500 toward the festival, which secured the cost of the bouncy houses and obstacles.
At this point, volunteers also have secured door prizes and other items, which will be auctioned. A special donation of crocheted, knitted and sewn items from Crane, Mo., will be sold and auctioned.
Volunteers also are seeking vendors to rent booth spaces to sell wares. Cost is $10 for the day, or $15 for those who need electricity. Vendor forms are available online at www.goodman mo.net and at city hall.
Additional help is needed to serve in a variety of roles, from serving food, to helping with children’s activities, to providing musical entertainment.
For information or to volunteer, call City Hall at 417-364-7316.