2017 Children’s Fest, Truck Fest appeal to kids

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BUCKHANNON — Blue skies and sunny weather brought out people in droves for the annual Children’s Festival and Truck Fest Saturday.
Stockert Youth Center director Debora Brockleman said, “We had beautiful weather and lots of help. It was definitely a beautiful day for children to come out and enjoy the festival.
“I would say we had between 600 and 700 kids if not more,” she said. “We had a lot of participation from our community agencies.”
Community agencies set up booths with information, giveaways and activities to do.
About 75 volunteers from West Virginia Wesleyan College assisted with set-up, tear-down, clean-up and manning stations in between.
“I feel that being in conjunction with the Truck Fest was a wonderful opportunity for the kids to come out and enjoy the children’s festival but also get into the big trucks, equipment, fire trucks and police cars,” Brockleman said. “It was a really great day for kids.
I feel our community really values activities and programs for kids and I think we are very fortunate to live in Buckhannon and have all the community support for our children.”
The local Elks Lodge partnered with the Children’s Festival this year.

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