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Fall Festival, Closing out the Summer

Photo in Former Main Street Café Window

Photo in Former Main Street Café Window

The annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival is a calendar head-liner as the community moves from summer into a busy fall and winter season. This year’s event, on Friday, September 9th featured a street magician along with a display of enlarged photographs in vacant storefront windows and various vendor displays along Main Street.

Rope Tricks

Rope Tricks

While vendors were offering their wares to the public through the early evening on Friday, pedestrians also had the opportunity to look at life in Lamar from decades ago.   The current photo occupies the window front of the former longtime restaurant, Main Café.  Another enlarged photo is being prepared for the former JC Penny’s building.  Lamar Partnership Incorporated has been working to have the photos digitally re-mastered and enlarged for display as part of the organizations, “facade squad” campaign.  Angie Cue, Community Development Director, noted the squad has been reviewing which of the stores along Main Street would benefit most from a quick-clean and inexpensive make-over.  At the same time, the empty storefronts would be covered by photographs from Lamar’s past history.

Digital Dexterity with a Length of Cord

Digital Dexterity with a Length of Cord

The last weekend of the summer will be observed on September 17th with the annual ‘Road Jam’ hosted by the Buzzard’s Roost on Hickory Street.  Just a day before, Healthy Places is sponsoring a kid’s fiesta party at the North Side Park on Friday, the 16th.  The annual Fiesta de Colores celebration is set for Saturday with a 10am parade in Granada, followed by the noon coronation in the town park and the annual Hasty Days celebration starts with a pancake breakfast from 7am to 9am at the new firehouse, followed by the 10am parade.  Other future events include the September 24th Oktoberfest for downtown Lamar as well as the annual Moonlight Madness festival on October 27th.  Holly will celebrate its annual Gateway Fair with their parade on the 24th, also at 10am.

By Russ Baldwin

Filed Under: City of GranadaCity of HollyCity of LamarConsumer IssuesEconomyEntertainmentEventsFeaturedTourism

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