Hot, humid weather had a role in keeping the crowd small on Aug. 21 for the annual LaHarpe Day celebration. Apathy also probably was to blame.
Surely those who put forth no small effort to plan and bring off the event were disappointed. They had games for the kids, a car show, food booths with tasty fare and a parade.
Today, with entertainment dollars for many families tight, the series of late summer and fall town festivals that started in LaHarpe will offer all sorts of avenues for kids and adults to take a break from the work-a-day world to see old friends, meet new ones and generally just have a good time.
This coming weekend is Colony’s turn. And from all accounts there truly will be something for everyone.
Moran, Neosho Falls, Elsmore, Humboldt with its Biblesta and Iola’s Buster Keaton festival and Farm-City Days will have well planned and executed celebrations that will delight all who attend. Cost to attend the events is nil.
If you want to mix in a little spiritual balm — we all could use some of that — the old-time tent revival on North Cottonwood started a five-night run last night. A different local minister will hold forth in the pulpit each evening.
Take in as many of the events as you can; you’ll be glad you did.
— Bob Johnson