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October 5, 2012

Fall festival to help merchants

ROSSVILLE — Who would have imagined in an area plagued with a summer-long drought that Rossville’s Labor Day celebration would be rained out?

“We usually have a three-day celebration during the Labor Day weekend,” said Dick Queen with the Rossville Community Organization. “However, this Labor Day weekend we were rained out and forced to cancel the event.

“Our downtown merchants count on the Labor Day weekend to make up a large portion of their annual sales. So in order to help them out, we decided to have all of our normal Labor Day festivities as part of a fall festival.”

The fall festival, which will be today and Sunday, will see East Attica Street blocked off from the stoplight to Harrison Street.

According to Queen, there will be some 15 vendors set up on Attica Street. Sherry Decker, owner of the Twisted Sisters at 129 S. Chicago St., said there will be eight to 10 vendors set up in the vacant lot just north of her shop.

Queen said there will also be a vendor in the vacant lot just south of the Casey’s General Store, That vendor will be selling pumpkins and bales of straw, and will have a petting zoo.

Also, all of the downtown merchants will be open both days.

Queen said there will be antiques, collectibles, craft items, furniture and linens available from the merchants as well as the street vendors. There will also be flea market items.

Food items will be for sale from downtown merchants, as well as outside food vendors.

Today, there will be a cornhole tournament with teams consisting of one adult and one child competitors. This competition will be on East Attica Street.

There will be a pumpkin carving contest on Sunday afternoon, also on East Attica Street.

In conjunction with the Rossville Fall Festival, there will be village-wide rummage sales also going on.

The event is being jointly sponsored by the RCO and the downtown merchants.

FYI

The Rossville Fall Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday. The event will feature nearly 30 vendors selling a wide range of items, and all downtown merchants will be open both days. There will be a town-wide rummage sale also.

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