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Colorfest: Getting back to Fall roots

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 3:00 pm

By Kyle Boaz
lpjed@lcs.net

Overshadowed by a special birthday, Colorfest is close at hand.
During the first meeting on Wednesday, July 25, the small gathering of people began discussion on what the annual festival will look like this time around.
The Fireman’s Challenge will be back again to put the firefighters through the gauntlet to crown a winner.
Other events that will return are the Little Miss and Mr. Colorfest contest, car show, talent show and canvas painting.
To better gauge what the public would like to see for this year, Chamber of Commerce Director Ashley Corbin conducted social media polls.
“A lot of people have commented and shared [the polls] to help spread the word that way,” she said.
Corbin and UEDC Director Maggie Neff want to bring the yearly festival back to its roots as a seasonal celebration.
“Right now it’s more of a concept. We’re trying to make it more typical of a fall festival and bring some of those autumn activities back. The ideas are there, we just need the volunteers to make it come to fruition,” Neff said.

This is a Louisiana Press-Journal archived photo taken during the Louisiana Colorfest.

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