Blackburn celebrates 133 years

Monday, June 25, 2012
(Sarah Reed/Democrat-News)

Following the thread of vendors along Main Street, residents of Blackburn toured the annual street festival Saturday, June 23.

The festival is a yearly celebration of Blackburn's inception and this year marked the 133rd anniversary of the historic village. Pictured above, participants cheer on their favorite turtle in a traditional race, while across the street Jeff Reynolds demonstrates his natural dyeing technique for those interested in weaving.

Other vendors and activities this year included weaving demonstrations by the Arrow Rock Handweaver's Guild, information booths for Saline County Southern Commissioner candidate Dee Friel and Show-Me Honor Flight, an ice cream social and dinner. Winners of the turtle race were Logan Hall with first place and Danielle Bock in second place.

(Sarah Reed/Democrat-News)

Proceeds from the Blackburn Street Festival benefit the Brad and Valerie Hall family and the Ed and Retha Balcom family, whose homes were destroyed by fire.

Photo gallery:
http://www.marshallnews.com/gallery/blackburn-fest

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  • Though it is no longer a surprise Sarah, once again a good job with the camera.

    -- Posted by Oklahoma Reader on Mon, Jun 25, 2012, at 10:51 PM
    Response by Sarah Reed/Staff writer:
    Mighty kind of you. Thanks.
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