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  • Harvest Home Festival continues to grow

  • Leon’s Harvest Home Festival will include a variety of activities, including old favorites and some new things.
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  • Five event highlights
    1 Leon’s Harvest Home Festival will include a variety of activities, including old favorites and some new things.
    2 This year the carnival has been extended to all three days, rather than just one, and they will be offering bracelets to ride all of the rides. It will be from 6 p.m. to midnight Thursday and Friday, then opening at noon Saturday.
    3 There also has been a revival added by the Leon Ministerial Alliance on Friday and Saturday evenings at 6. They will host a different motivational speaker each evening.
    4 Other events on Saturday include cinnamon rolls and coffee at the Senior Center, as well as a breakfast buffet at Leon Cafe, from 7 to 10 a.m.; craft booths opening at 9 a.m.; a co-ed softball tournament beginning at 9 a.m.; a parade at 11 a.m., with it lining up at 10 a.m.; a sloppy jo meal and craft fair at the Rebekah Lodge beginning at 11 a.m.; a cake walk and petting zoo, both starting at noon; a beer garden opening at noon; Dirt Blaster Tractor Pull beginning at 1 p.m. (registration at noon); car show at 2 p.m. (registration begins at noon); and a street dance featuring music by The Matt Engels Band at 8 p.m.
    5 To enter the events, contact: Jodie Laidler at 558-6934 for the craft booths or the parade; Jon Pennicuff at 253-4432 for softball with a deadline of Sept. 10; Tyson Young at 323-7768 for the tractor pull; and Shelly Martin at 259-1050 for the car show.
    Why you should attend
    “We are trying to get it bigger and better each year. We would like for everybody to attend. The proceeds go to improve the city parks.” 
    ~ Shelly Martin, organizer
     
    About the event
    When Thursday, Sept. 12, through Saturday, Sept. 14.
    Where Downtown Leon
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