Ninth annual Fayette Festival of the Arts enthusiasm not dampened by weather

Katy Poock won first in painting and People’s Choice in the Youth Art show displayed in the Howard County Courthouse during the Festival of the Arts. One of her award winning entries is above.
The Festival of the Arts highlighted several categories of artwork created by youth, and adults both amateur and professional. Live music, local craft vendors, and a cake contest fit well as part of ‘the arts.’
At left, CMU President Roger Drake put together a group of musical friends to perform Saturday. From left to right: Drake, Karen and Anna Kaye, Leroy Wade, Jeff Watson and Tin Howard.

Under cloudy skies and the threat of rain The Howard County Courthouse square was  overrun with people until the rain came in the afternoon Saturday during the Fayette Festival of the Arts.
Live music, art shows, the quilt show, good food and cool temperatures in the mid-70’s were enjoyed by a big crowd.  It is hard to calculate the actual number of people that attended however, vendors stated,” we had as much traffic or more than in past years.” In addition, vintage vehicles, a Dutch Oven demonstration, tours of historic Fayette, a free bounce house for kids, and PAWS (Pet Adoption and Welfare Service) provided additional diversions.
Sponsored by the Fayette Area Heritage Association, the festival is designed to highlight awareness of Howard County’s rich historical heritage, in addition to showcasing this area’s contemporary culture and entertainment. notes
More pictures of the Festival of the Arts on pages six and twelve and results of the art show are on page nine.

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