The aroma of food drifting throughout the festival,
the Run for the Mums awards hanging around the
necks of those who entered for the first time or
those who returned for the challenge, the train rides
provided by Cimarron
the pony rides along with thirty artists displaying and
exchanging conversations with festival goers and the
smiles on the faces of everyone in Memorial Park
last Saturday was hard to beat - even the OU game
was televised, thanks to Roots Hometown Furniture
From the amazing foot work of Dance Star
Productions to the talents of the Cushing school
bands, choirs, cheerleaders and those marvelous main
music acts.... yes, the weather was perfect and the
memories are priceless.
The Lions Club Chili Cook Off was as tasty as the
memories of the festival its self!
Taking this year's Peoples Choice Award is; Hilltop Nursery
and judges gave Falco Alarm - First place, Hilltop
Nursery second place and Valley Hope followed up
with third place in the judging.
The Best Decorated Booth went to Hilltop Nursery,
who had made a fabulous Venus flytrap plant
fashioned in paper mache' and it had mechanical
movement too! I am sure that some of those chili
eaters must have thought of the Rocky Horror
Picture Show while watching the movement of that
plant! Wow, those Prestons are one talented
Yes, it's true... all that remain are the memories of
the 23rd Festival In The Park and there are a lot of
volunteers who are surely re-cooperating this week
after their hard work and efforts to make this year's
festival a success for the community and beyond.
Great job Volunteers - thanks for bringing us
festival goers this outstanding event for 2011!