A wonderful, sunny weekend was available for the annual Oktober Heritage Festival, sponsored by the Hohenwald/Lewis County Chamber of Commerce.
Starting Friday morning, the City Parking Lot was filled with 33 food and arts and craft vendors. An additional 28 vendors chose to set up at the Industrial Park on Summertown Highway.
The Kids Corner was a delight for the children of the community. Up N Jumpin’ from Henderson supplied the inflatables which the Chamber of Commerce made available free of charge.
Musical entertainment included 16 groups plus Reagan Webb and Amanda and Kim Livingston. Jeff Hinson, Tim O’Guin, Randall Zimmermann and Josh Landers of Outlaw Country Band supplied the sound for the entertainment. “They made the entertainment,” Coordinator Sonny Holley stated of the sound.
On the lawn of the Lewis County Courthouse, the annual Car Show was a huge success with 181 cars and trucks registering from several Tennessee counties and other states. The Chamber of Commerce received an email from Robert Fleming which stated, “Just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how much we enjoyed your car show….one of the best we’ve attended.”
Many youngsters took advantage of the pumpkins painting held at the Depot. The event was sponsored by the Real Milk Company and was a project of the Sonnenschein Green Initiative.
In addition to the city activities, yard sales extended throughout Highway 20 to Summertown.