Ragley Fest Saturday
By Dot Fontenot
The 18th Annual Ragley Heritage & Timber Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Historical Square Pavilion at 6715 Hwy 12 in Ragley.
The festival begins at 10 a.m. and goes until 4:30 p.m. with music, bands, quilters, corn grinding, wood making, antique cars and tractors on display. The children will enjoy train rides, a petting zoo, illusion shows, balloon animals, wagon rides and fun jumps.
Elyse Mae Sonnier, Mickey Smith saxophonist, The Southern Plainsmen Quartet, the Ramblin Cajuns and the Reunion Street Quartet will be performing. Also a silent auction will be held beginning at 10:15 a.m.
The LifeShare Blood Center bus will be there for anyone wishing to donate blood. New this year, they are having a drawing for names of persons donating blood to be put in for two tickets to the Super Bowl in Houston along with three nights hotel stay. Tell your friends and neighbors about this so they can donate lifesaving blood and get their name in for the drawing along with enjoying all the fun at the festival.
Some of the food sold will be turnip greens and cornbread, gumbo, fried fish, sausage on a stick, hog on a log, shrimp on a stick, blooming onions, brisket sandwiches, fettuccine, nachos, kettle popcorn, cotton candy, funnel cakes, homemade sweets, quesadillas, and other goodies.
The cost to get in is $5 per car. For further information, call 725-3324.