Jonesville Festival draws 700


Committee already planning for next year

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Noah Benjamin Grimes is ready to go for a ride on “Amigo” during the Jonesville Municipal Festival Saturday afternoon. Pony rides were one of the family-friendly activities offered during the festival which was held on Main Street in Jonesville. Amigo, a Shuttle Pony, was one of two ponies children had the opportunity to ride on during the festival.


Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Vaeh Odom flies up into the air on one of the bungee swings at the Jonesville Municipal Festival Saturday afternoon. The bungee swings were one of the many activities and entertainments the festival offered children including pony rides and inflatables as well as face painting and a clown. In addition, the festival, which was held on Main Street in Jonesville, also offered a total of 27 vendors selling a variety of items including food and soft drinks as well as live music and a car show.


Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times “Crossing Ford” was one of several singers and musical groups that provided an afternoon and evening of live music during the Jonesville Municipal Festival this past Saturday. The festival, which was held on Main Street in Jonesville, offered a variety of activities for the whole family.


Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times One of the highlights of this year’s Jonesville Municipal Festival was the car and bike show presented by Nick Simmons’ Stang Club. The festival, which was held Saturday on Main Street in Jonesville, featured more than two dozen vendors, live music, children’s activities and even wrestling matches.


Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Main Street in Jonesville was closed to traffic for Saturday’s Jonesville Municipal Festival. The festival offered those in attendance a number of fun things to do including shopping at the booths of more than two dozen vendors; live music to listen to; children’s activities; wrestling; and a car show.


Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times A total of 27 vendors participated in Saturday’s Jonesville Municipal Festival on Main Street in Jonesville. The participating vendors had a variety of items for sale to those attending the public including food and soft drinks.


By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

JONESVILLE — Saturday’s Jonesville Municipal Festival drew approximately 700 people and organizers say they are already planning for next year’s festival.

Much of Main Street in downtown Jonesville was closed to traffic from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday to allow children and adults to enjoy 10 hours of family-friendly fun that included live music, a car show, pony rides, face painting, clowns, wrestling, inflatables, bungee swings, and, of course, vendors selling lots of food, soft drinks and other goodies.

The festival attracted a large crowd with many of those in attendance letting organizers know how much they enjoyed it and that they were looking forward to next year’s festival.

“It went well,” Festival Committee Chairman Randy Spencer said Monday morning. “Everybody we talked to said they had a good time and wanted to know if we’d have it again next year. We will. We will be having a meeting this week to begin planning next year’s.”

Committee Member Betsy Thompson said that “our attendance was about 700” and she and Spencer said that the large turnout was due to the many activities the festival offered those in attendance. Spencer pointed out that the 27 vendors participating in this year’s

festival was more than in previous years and that the increase gave those attending more opportunities to shop. He said the festival also had many activities for children including three inflatables, bungee swings, and pony rides. The festival also had a wrestling event.

Thompson pointed out that the festival also offered such crowd pleasers as a car and bike show sponsored by Nick Simmons’ Stang Club and live musical performances throughout the afternoon and evening by a number of singers and groups. She thanked Simmons and the musical performers and all the rest who participated in the event and helped make it a success including the people of Jonesville and the Jonesville Police Department.

“I’d like to thank the community for coming together to make it a success,” Thompson said. “I’d like to also give a special thank you to our Jonesville Police Department, they did a great job.”

Persons interested in helping with next year’s Jonesville Municipal Festival should call Randy Spencer at 864-426-2219 or Betsy Thompson at 864-674-6799.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Noah Benjamin Grimes is ready to go for a ride on “Amigo” during the Jonesville Municipal Festival Saturday afternoon. Pony rides were one of the family-friendly activities offered during the festival which was held on Main Street in Jonesville. Amigo, a Shuttle Pony, was one of two ponies children had the opportunity to ride on during the festival.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_00221.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times Noah Benjamin Grimes is ready to go for a ride on “Amigo” during the Jonesville Municipal Festival Saturday afternoon. Pony rides were one of the family-friendly activities offered during the festival which was held on Main Street in Jonesville. Amigo, a Shuttle Pony, was one of two ponies children had the opportunity to ride on during the festival.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Vaeh Odom flies up into the air on one of the bungee swings at the Jonesville Municipal Festival Saturday afternoon. The bungee swings were one of the many activities and entertainments the festival offered children including pony rides and inflatables as well as face painting and a clown. In addition, the festival, which was held on Main Street in Jonesville, also offered a total of 27 vendors selling a variety of items including food and soft drinks as well as live music and a car show.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_00211.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times Vaeh Odom flies up into the air on one of the bungee swings at the Jonesville Municipal Festival Saturday afternoon. The bungee swings were one of the many activities and entertainments the festival offered children including pony rides and inflatables as well as face painting and a clown. In addition, the festival, which was held on Main Street in Jonesville, also offered a total of 27 vendors selling a variety of items including food and soft drinks as well as live music and a car show.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times “Crossing Ford” was one of several singers and musical groups that provided an afternoon and evening of live music during the Jonesville Municipal Festival this past Saturday. The festival, which was held on Main Street in Jonesville, offered a variety of activities for the whole family.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_00132.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times “Crossing Ford” was one of several singers and musical groups that provided an afternoon and evening of live music during the Jonesville Municipal Festival this past Saturday. The festival, which was held on Main Street in Jonesville, offered a variety of activities for the whole family.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times One of the highlights of this year’s Jonesville Municipal Festival was the car and bike show presented by Nick Simmons’ Stang Club. The festival, which was held Saturday on Main Street in Jonesville, featured more than two dozen vendors, live music, children’s activities and even wrestling matches.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_00072.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times One of the highlights of this year’s Jonesville Municipal Festival was the car and bike show presented by Nick Simmons’ Stang Club. The festival, which was held Saturday on Main Street in Jonesville, featured more than two dozen vendors, live music, children’s activities and even wrestling matches.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Main Street in Jonesville was closed to traffic for Saturday’s Jonesville Municipal Festival. The festival offered those in attendance a number of fun things to do including shopping at the booths of more than two dozen vendors; live music to listen to; children’s activities; wrestling; and a car show.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_0008.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times Main Street in Jonesville was closed to traffic for Saturday’s Jonesville Municipal Festival. The festival offered those in attendance a number of fun things to do including shopping at the booths of more than two dozen vendors; live music to listen to; children’s activities; wrestling; and a car show.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times
A total of 27 vendors participated in Saturday’s Jonesville Municipal Festival on Main Street in Jonesville. The participating vendors had a variety of items for sale to those attending the public including food and soft drinks.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_0033.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times
A total of 27 vendors participated in Saturday’s Jonesville Municipal Festival on Main Street in Jonesville. The participating vendors had a variety of items for sale to those attending the public including food and soft drinks.
Committee already planning for next year

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

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