Lake City events well attended

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The annual Autism 5K, Cotton Fest 2015, and Faith and Freedom Fest were all combined into one full day of family fun in Lake City on Saturday, Sept. 12.

A car show was part of the Cotton Fest in Lake City.

Mayor Jon Milligan expressed his appreciation to the community leaders who helped make the day such a success.

Marsha Eldridge was the chairman of the third annual 5K Autism run/walk.

Megan Clayton served as the chairman of the Cotton Fest.

"I appreciate all of the volunteers who came together to make the day successful," Mayor Milligan said.

U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford attended the event speaking during the afternoon. Jeff Morris with Sen. Tom Cotton's office also spoke to the group.

American Idol's Lauren Grey attended from 1-3 p.m.

Food vendors and arts and craft booths were popular. Everyone wanted a throw at Mayor Milligan during his turn in the dunking booth.

An antique car show was held from 1-4 p.m.

Author of Chicken Poop for the Toes, Randy Lairson, was on hand with his book sharing his sense of humor with the crowd.

Other booths included McAdams Public Library, Medic One, RPM Athletics of Jonesboro, FPC Church, All About Automotive, Fox's Pizza, Erin's Dance Academy, Katherine Wells, Design and Photography.

During the evening Faith and Freedom portion of the day, praise and worship bands from Lake City Assembly of God, Lake City First Baptist Church, the Pentecostal Church sang and Brother Jason Goad, pastor of Cornerstone Church in Harrisburg, spoke.

Ty Koons recognized all of the law officers, firefighters, and EMTs for the job they do.

"We are thankful to have you all," Koons said. "We need these guys and they all do a great job."

Among the sponsors for the day were Riverside Athletic Booster Club, Sonic, Farmers Market, Shooters Porch, Gilleys Auto Sales, Southland Gin, Woodruff Law Firm, St. Francis Pharmacy, Kate Wells Design and Photography, Craighead County Library, Shelter Insurance of Lake City, Medic One, Focus Bank and John Pendegraft.

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