Fam­i­lies En­joy Fall Fes­ti­val

Washington County Enterprise-Leader - - COMMUNITY - By Lynn Kut­ter

FARM­ING­TON — The first Farm­ing­ton Fall Fes­ti­val, spon­sored by the city’s Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee, was a suc­cess as a steady stream of fam­i­lies showed up dur­ing the day to par­tic­i­pate in sev­eral ac­tiv­i­ties.

A pri­mary fo­cus of the Fall Fes­ti­val was to pro­vide free daf­fodil bulbs to lo­cal res­i­dents to plant in Oc­to­ber and pro­vide col­or­ful flow­ers in early spring.

Mem­bers of Farm­ing­ton Gar­den Club handed out brown pa­per bags with the bulbs, along with a demon­stra­tion on how to plant the bulbs this fall.

Ac­tiv­i­ties at the fes­ti­val in­clude pony rides, live mu­sic, hot dogs and wa­ter, craft projects, face paint­ing, an art show and games.

Greedy Goats brought two goats for chil­dren to pet. The or­ga­ni­za­tion pro­vides goats as veg­e­ta­tion man­age­ment and also gives ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams on the an­i­mals as well as us­ing them at pet­ting zoos.

Many or­ga­ni­za­tions as­sisted with the fes­ti­val or pro­vided booths, in­clud­ing Farm­ing­ton United Methodist Church, First Se­cu­rity Bank, Al­pha Chi Omega soror­ity from the Univer­sity of Arkansas, Wash­ing­ton County Ex­ten­sion Of­fice, Farm­ing­ton Pub­lic Li­brary, Farm­ing­ton Fire Depart­ment, Cen­tral EMS, First Federal, Inside Out Stu­dio, Sonic, Dairy Queen, Farm­ing­ton Cham­ber of Com­merce, Farm­ing­ton School Dis­trict, high school dance club, city em­ploy­ees.

Cheyenne, 4, of Farm­ing­ton works on a craft project at Farm­ing­ton Pub­lic Li­brary on Satur­day. Many chil­dren worked on fall and daf­fodil projects to take home as part of Farm­ing­ton Fall Fes­ti­val.

Doug Cham­bers of Farm­ing­ton snaps a photo of his sons Blaine Cham­bers, 13, and Brett Cham­bers, 7, at the Farm­ing­ton Fall Fes­ti­val.

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