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McKenzie Fest arrives this Saturday

Fun for the kiddies, live music and hand-crafted goods: All and more are on tap this weekend as McKenzie Fest returns to downtown. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m.

“We’ve had a lot of vendors join us this week – we are up to almost 35 folks,” said Tina Powell, McKenzie city clerk.

Attendees will get to enjoy a variety of children’s games, face painting, inflatables, a dunking booth, and tasty concessions, Powell said.

Arts and crafts such as needlework, jewelry and woodwork items like swings and rockers will also be for sale at Saturday’s event. Plants, T-shirts, Avon products and more will also be on offer this weekend.

A variety of local musicians and vocalists are also set to entertain during the day, including New Vision, Larry Turman, Carl Tillery and Night Moves.

McKenzie High’s Quarterback Club will be selling raffle tickets for a $1,000 Wal-Mart gift card during the event with the drawing tentatively scheduled for noon that day.

Admission to McKenzie Fest is free. All proceeds go to help provide furnishings and equipment for the town’s new fire station.

Please, no dogs, four wheelers or golf carts (except those in use by the organizers) are allowed.

“Bring your family, bring your lawn chairs and come have fun with us,” Powell said.