The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Camanche

October 15, 2012

Camanche residents celebrate fall festival

Camanche Fire Department hosts open house

CAMANCHE — Persistent showers didn't stop Camanche residents from having a grand old time on Saturday. The community gathered to celebrate fall and family fun at both the Camanche Fall Festival and the Camanche Fire Department’s open house.

“Despite the weather, things have went really well, if not better than we expected,” Camanche Fall Festival organizer Karlee Low said. “We’ve had a great turnout.”

Due to the poor weather the new festival was moved from City Park to the rain location at Camanche Middle School.  Changing to the indoor location had little effect on the event. There were still many local vendors, food, games and activities for the whole family.

From gunny sack races to bobbing for apples and from Zumba to pumpkin decorating, there were activities to please children of all ages. While the hay maze was a no-go at the indoor location, Camanche Middle schoolers managed to construct a maze out of a parachute and other items.

 “It was a great start to the new event,” Low said. “Hopefully next year we can make it bigger and better. And it would be nice to have it outside too!”

The Camanche Volunteer Fire Department also entertained visitors on Saturday with their 44th annual open house. Many local safety agencies were present to hold demonstrations and offer information and goodies to kids and adults.

“We’ve kept busy and things have gone really well,” Fire Chief Dave Schutte said. “It’s a fun event for families and we have lots of activities and treats for the kids.”

Action and safety were featured all day long with fire truck rides, Fire Safety House demonstrations, Alliant Energy demonstration, Red Cross, Emergency Management, Stop Drop and Roll, Carbon Monoxide safety, education material, free blood pressure checks and more. Members from the Emergency K-9 Operations, Search and Rescue group were also on hand with their dogs to answer questions. There wasn’t an empty spot in site at the station.

“We like to get as many people here as we can to provide safety information and fun for everyone,” Schutte said. “We had over 300 people come through today, which is pretty good.”

 

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