JONESVILLE — A large turnout that included many children was a sign of the continued growth of the annual Jonesville Town Festival.
Committee Chair Randy Spencer estimated at least 1,200 people turned out throughout the day on Saturday for Jonesville’s 13th annual town festival. Spencer said many aspects of the festival continue to grow, mentioning that the entertainment line-up and the list of vendors were larger this year than ever before.
This year’s entertainment included Of All Trades, Wendy Lawson, Kayla Rochester, The Eddie Lawson Band, Brittany Pridemore, Snake Doctors and Due South.
Children made up a large portion of those in attendance at Saturday’s event, and festival committee member Sherry Smith said that was part of the plan.
“Everybody always says the kids need more to do,” Smith said. “That’s what we tried to do this year — gear it more toward the kids with things like the petting zoo, games and pony rides.”
Children’s activities also included an inflatable slide and bounce house, a trackless train, gem mining, games and Skipper the Clown, who walked around the festival entertaining and making balloon animals for the children.
Those who would like to purchase official T-shirts from Saturday’s event may call Randy Spencer at (864) 426-2219 or Sherry Smith at (864) 426-6317.