Saturday’s KingFest delights crowds

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Brilliant sunshine on glistening cars lined up in rows, strains of familiar melodies drifting through the air, and an occasional train whistle set the stage for the 24th KingFest which was held in King’s Central Park this past Saturday.

With temperatures in the upper 80s, beverage, ice cream, and snow cone sales were especially brisk.

Children didn’t seem to mind the heat as they patiently waited in line for a ride on the KingFest Express or ran their fastest in the Kids’ Olympic games.

Adrian Angle was delighted that the fish he caught at the pond, and he also snagged a trophy and a new fishing rod.

Many people were spotted enjoying a bit of shade and sitting down to enjoy the music of the Zephyr Lightning Bolts, TTW Band, Mason Via, Josh Black, and Taylor Vaden. Miss Joyce’s Dance Studio also delighted the crowd, with performances by the jazz classes, 6-10 ballet classes, the teen ballet class, an acrobatic class, and creative movement time.

Others enjoyed shopping with the many vendors at KingFest or strolling the tree-lined paths by the pond.

Heritage demonstrators were kept busy all day and many children took home-decorated pumpkins or trick or treat bags from the craft activities.

KingFest offered a great day for families and fun in the beautiful setting of Central Park.





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