“And lastly, Mayor Goodnight, his administration and all the behind-the-scenes folks from the police department to the street and parks departments, along with the sheriff’s department, work gang and EMA, we could not do this festival without your support and teamwork! Thank you for your commitment to this festival!
“We are already planning next year’s festival. Can’t wait to see you all again!”
‘Please be careful around a fire’
Don Wooldridge of Russiaville sends this Cheer:
“The Pioneer Auto Club and the Auto Coalition & Friends started their Memorial Auto Run at the Haynes monument. This was a planned route traveling past marked historical points of interest.
“The Door of Hope Community Church offered its parking lot to assemble our cars for the Memorial Run. Its church youth group provided hot dogs, soft drinks, cookies, etc., to the 52 or more automobile owners and their passengers. I thank you.
“After the Memorial Run, more than 80 cars participated in the Haynes Apperson Festival Cruise-In at Foster Park. When leaving the cruise-in, my car suddenly stopped. We saw smoke coming from under the hood. When I opened the hood, flames gushed from the engine compartment.
“I ran to my trunk to get my fire extinguisher. As I returned to the front of the car, the young folks told me to take my time as they had extinguished the fire with their water bottles and soft drinks.
“They then pushed my car off the driveway to a safer spot to wait for Johnson’s Towing & Recovery Service.
“Thanks to all who helped. Please be careful around a fire such as this, as it could have exploded.
‘Loved’ festival, but not the dogs
Sondra Wolfe of Kokomo sends this constructive Jeer:
“Loved the Haynes Apperson Festival’s new location in Foster Park. What a crowd.