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Aug. 31, 2006

Salmon River Festival Offers Road Race and Family Fun with a Fishing Theme

Juggler entertains visitors.
Larry, the Juggler, entertains visitors.

The seventh annual Salmon River Festival combines family entertainment, a running race, an arts and crafts show and fly fishing for kids from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at North and South Parks in the village of Pulaski.

"Since its inception, the Salmon River Festival offers fun events for the entire family. We showcase the fishing that Pulaski is famous for, with a children's casting event, family entertainment with the Backyard Circus, Animal Safari, and a reptile exhibit," said Nancy Farrell, event co-chairperson. "We are excited about the entertainment scheduled for this year's festival. Once again, Fritz's Polka Band will start the festival's activities at 10 a.m. We are happy to have Eddie Goetz and the Silver Spurs playing that day also," she added.

At North Park, Ontario Health and Fitness sponsors the annual Salmon River Festival competitive road race through the village and Town of Richland.

New this year, the village of Pulaski Police Department will offer fingerprinting identification for children along with safety information.

During the festival, the Salmon River Fine Arts Center will sponsor a children's area featuring drawing with a fishing theme. They will also sponsor an arts and crafts show across the street from the park at the Ringgold Volunteer Fire Department on Lake Street. Food vendors will also be available during the day.

The winners of the festival's Scarecrow Contest will be announced at 1 pm. Between now and the festival, scarecrows will be appearing through the village of Pulaski and Town of Richland. Scarecrow categories include traditional, youth and group entries. Some of last year's winners were Whistler's Mother scarecrow, Humpty Dumpty scarecrow, mermaids, the pony express, a kayaker scarecrow and a scarecrow group depicting Fritz's Polka Band. The deadline for entries to the Scarecrow Contest is Sept. 6.

For more information on the festival, contact the Pulaski Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce at 298-2213. For information on the road race or poker walk, contact Ontario Health and Fitness Center at 298-2936.

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