GAMBIER — The cold, rainy weather Saturday put a bit of a damper on the annual Fall Harvest Festival at the Brown Family Environmental Center, but Program Manager Heather Doherty thought they were still getting a pretty good crowd.
“I expected some impact, but it’s impressive that people are coming regardless (of the weather),” she said.
The Clear Fork Valley String Band was playing inside the center as visitors checked out the Knox County Nature Photography Contest entries, checked out products made from llama and alpaca wool from the McFarland Llama Farm and picked up information on the Kenyon Rural Life Center. In another room, kids decorated pumpkins and checked out wildlife exhibits. Baked goods were on sale in another room.
Outside, the wet weather prevented some of the children’s games that had been planned, but people were still checking out the hand-cranked cider press or going on the wagon rides around the center.
Kenyon students were grilling hot dogs and Italian sausage, which made a nice snack along with the samples of the freshly-made cider.
Members of Kenyon sorority Theta Delta Phi helped the kids keep the cider press turning.
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