Caraway Harvest Festival draws large crowd

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Mayor Barry Riley proclaims Lexie Roberson Day in Caraway (Town Crier photo/Revis Blaylock)

The 17th annual Caraway Harvest Festival was held on Saturday, Oct. 29, with entertainment, lots of food, games, pony rides, hay rides, chuckwagon cooking, archery, drawings and a large crowd.

Over 30 vendors set up at the Caraway Park/bandstand area for a day to celebrate the harvest. Karaoke at the bandstand followed by performances from Regeneration Gospel singers from Jonesboro and Roger Williams' Tri-County Band.

Antique cars and tractors were on display.

Larry Sanders was on hand to give archery lessons to young people.

Mayor Barry Riley kicked the day off by presenting a proclamation to Alexis "Lexie" Roberson for her volunteerism. Lexie is a sixth grade student at Riverside East Elementary. She has worked on several projects to help the elderly, help with food, and much more. She teamed up with Linda Ellis to form Kindness Konnection. They have donated fans to the elderly, survivor kits to the fire department, delivered food, and were at the festival raising funds to purchase blankets fr the elderly.

"Lexie is always looking for ways she can other people," Mayor Riley said. "We appreciate all she does."

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