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Festival proposal discussed

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Staunton Town Council member Brad Webster
STAUNTON -- Other communities in Clay County have weekend festivals, so Brad Webster figures Staunton should have one as well.

During the recent Staunton Town Council meeting, Webster proposed the idea of putting together a weekend festival.

Webster suggested a Jonah Fish Fry or a Country Rhodes dinner, similar to what other communities in Clay County put together.

He had proposed the idea last year, but no decision was made.

Webster added if the council determined it would conduct a festival, it should not coincide with the annual Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry, scheduled this year for June 2, at Northview High School.

Some of the other annual festivals in Clay County include:

* Rotary Club of Brazil Fourth of July Festival (usually the last week of June into July 4),

* The Clay City 4-H Fair (usually the first full week of July),

* The Clay County 4-H Fair (this year scheduled for July 14-21),

* The Bowling Green Old Settlers Picnic (usually the last weekend in August),

* The Saline City Festival and Bluegrass for Billy event (usually Labor Day weekend),

* The Center Point Community Fall Festival (usually the weekend after Labor Day),

* The Cory Apple Festival (usually the third weekend in September), and

* The Popcorn Festival of Clay County (usually the final weekend in September into the first few days of October).

Staunton Council member Ed Nevins said Staunton used to have a fall festival, but it has been several years since the town conducted such an event.

Webster said he intended to contact other communities in the county inquiring about how they set up their festivals in addition to checking if there were any open dates.

Meanwhile, the council learned from Town Marshal Chuck Jones he had issued four warnings for speeding through the month of February and handled three dog complaints. He also informed the council he had to take one dog to the Clay County Humane Shelter.

The Town Council meets regularly on the second Monday of each month at the Staunton Community Center. Its next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Monday, April 9.

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I agree we need to have a community festival in Staunton, The people here are very nice and they deserve it. I have a suggestion maybe a Music festival to fix the tornado siren, I have lived all over the world and Staunton is a very nice place to live.

-- Posted by Combat VET on Mon, Mar 19, 2012, at 11:01 AM

Since when did Staunton have a tornado siren? I din't know they ever had one to began with. I know they have a siren at the fire dept but it hasn't worked for years and is not hooked up to with the emergency service to go off for a tornado. That would be a great idea to collect the money to make it work for a tornado siren if the town board would go for that though.

-- Posted by MS440 on Mon, Mar 19, 2012, at 4:18 PM

Just a correction,

The Cory Apple Festival is always the last full weekend in September, that is usualy the forth weekend but occasionally like this year it is the fifth weekend. Mark your calendar September 28,29,30.

-- Posted by CALL'EM AS I C'M on Mon, Mar 19, 2012, at 10:47 PM

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