Butler County Times Gazette
  • Walnut River Festival to be Saturday

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  • Event highlights
    1 With the theme of “Community Pride,” several activities for the community are planned at this year’s Walnut River Festival.  
    2 Games by booth exhibits include ball toss, running man, hula hoops, sand art, designing puzzles, tricycle maze, coloring crowns, sidewalk chalk, play dough and building blocks. There also will be target shooting by Wildlife and Parks.
    3 Arts and crafts will include face painting, portrait sketches by Jim Clements, art project, sketching by Amboo Ploy and the spinning wheel.
    4 Booth exhibits will include Ident-A-Kid, Art of Life Chiropractic, BCC Early Childhood Kids Corner, Butler County EMS, Butler County Homeless Initiative, Cardinal Creek Farm, City of Character by the Explorers, City of El Dorado Animal Shelter, City of El Dorado Recreation, City of El Dorado Recycle, Coutts Museum of Art, El Dorado Fire Department, Elks DARE Trailer, Girls Scouts/Boy Scouts, Highway Patrol Convincer, Hospice Care of Kansas, Numana, Smokehouse Fire Prevention, Vintage Automobiles and Youth Commission.
    5 Other activities will include a community mural art project led by Sherry Hermreck and a meet and greet by local politicians, as well as voter registration.
    6 The food court is provided by local church organizations and will offer food, beverages and sweets for sale. No pets, skateboards, roller blades or bicycles in the food traffic.
    About the event
    when 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29
    where downtown El Dorado  
    admission The activities will continue throughout the day and are free to all patrons
    Schedule of events
    10:45 a.m. Butler Community College band and chorus performances.  They will continue until 1 p.m.
    1-3 p.m. EMS and EHS music department performances, YMCA gymnastics demonstration, First Baptist Mime Team performance, Zumba Dance demonstration by the YMCA
    Contests (winners announced on stage)
    9 a.m. El Dorado Pre-K-8th grade scarecrow contest
    10 a.m.-3 p.m. Minute-To-Win-It contest sponsored by Cox Communications
    Noon-1:30 p.m. Water brigade by the El Dorado Fire Department (sign up teams at booth; four to six players per team)
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