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Come celebrate our amazing community at Forsyth Family Fest

Thursday, May 29, 2014

It’s almost time to have fun! The Forsyth Family Fest is set for June 13 and 14. You’ll get all the fun and food and friendship that you’ve come to expect from the best weekend on the calendar.

Forsyth Family Fest

Celebrating Forsyth, Family and Freedom

  • When: Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14
  • Where: Forsyth Park
  • What: Carnival rides, picnic, live music, fireworks and more!

A carnival, hamburgers, hot dogs, cookies, a parade, live music and more, in addition to a 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk all await you. It’s a great opportunity to spend time with your neighbors and your family and friends. Don’t miss out on any of the good times.

It gets rolling Friday with free carnival rides beginning at 5 p.m. The village picnic is the place for the family meal, 5:30-7:30 p.m Friday. All in all, a pretty good way to start things off.

There will be a DJ from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday. Don’t miss the Youth League vs. the Village exhibition ball game, also on Friday at 8 p.m. There will be face painting by the Zoo Lady on both Friday and Saturday.

On Saturday, the good times continue with the parade at 10 a.m. Plus, concessions will open at 11 a.m., and of course, there will be more carnival rides to brave from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will be bingo, a dunk tank, a water balloon fight, horse and buggy rides and a magician, all on Saturday.

Also on Saturday in the afternoon, while the carnival rides and operators grab a break from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., be sure to go see the hypnotist performance.

The festivities on Saturday night will feature live music from LHP starting at 6:30 p.m. Later on Saturday, the dramatic, powerhouse close to the festival will start at dusk with everyone’s favorite fireworks show.

A number of activities throughout the weekend will grab your attention. Look for a detailed list of events to help you navigate the weekend in the next issue of Village Vision on June 12.

Fun Run 2014
Be sure to join in the fun on the morning of Saturday, June 14 as the Fest 2014 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk gets under way at 8 a.m. at Forsyth Park. Check-in will be from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. in the large pavilion in the park.

Age divisions begin at 10 and younger and go up to 60 and older, with a division for all the ages in between. Awards will be given to the overall male and female winners and to the top three finishers in each

age division. Participants 12 and younger will be awarded medals at the finish.

Fees are as follows: 5K Run/Fun Walk is $15 through May 26 and $18 after that and on the day of the race; T-shirts were guaranteed for those who pre-registered before May 26.

Volunteer opportunities available
The only way for such a major event to run smoothly and successfully is with the help of volunteers. If you have an interest in finding out more about volunteer opportunities for Forsyth Family Fest, call Village Hall at (217) 877-9445 to see where your talents can be best put to use.

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