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Glenwood, Ark.—The Eighth Annual Freedom Festival will not set up on Second Street here as planned due to inclement weather expected Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 23, 24 and 25) but will go indoors. Festival hours on Friday and Saturday are 9 a.m. ’til dark, and Sunday the show breaks up about 2 or 3 p.m. There will be a band starting at 6 p.m. Friday. The band is B Positive.
The festival will be held Friday and Saturday at the First Church of Nazarene on Highway 70 East. Sunday the festival and chili cookoff will move to the Bainum Library. Gospel singing and cook off will start at 12:30 p. m.
The Freedom Pageant will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Glenwood Christian School. The festival is a fund raiser for the Arkansas Freedom Fund and wounded veterans. Veterans are provided with special bicycles to ride with the money raised.
There will be arts and craft vendors including barbed wire and leathercraft. Food vendors will include funnel cakes, which is an Arkansas favorite. Other food specialties will include Indian bread, elephant ears, hand dipped corn dogs and Frito Pies.
There will also be lots of games for kids.
Festival admission is free.
Vendors can still get a 10×10 booth for $25 by contacting Marge at (870) 356-4643 or cell (870) 490-1568.
Sounds like a great festival and a great time to get out and support the Arkansas Freedom Fund and your wounded veterans.
— Hill ’n Holler’s Glenwood correspondent Christiane Rossetti