Ozark Or­chard Fes­ti­val Set For Satur­day

FREE FOOD, FUN, GAMES ALL PART OF THE FES­TI­VAL

McDonald County Press - - COUNTY - Sally Car­roll

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.

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