City of Miller rings in autumn with 69th Annual Fall Festival

Steve Chapman

The city of Miller bid farewell to summer with their annual Fall Festival, held from Wednesday, Aug. 28 through Saturday, Aug. 31 on Main Street. It was the city’s 69th year to hold the event.
The festival was sponsored by the Lions Club, which held several fund raisers, including Bingo, T-shirt sales and concessions, including their “famous fall festival fish sandwich.”
Lucinda Garringer, who helped with T-shirt sales, said the funds raised during the festival would go to help those in need.
 “(We help) if someone has a fire, or if there’s an emergency, a death,” she said. “We (also) help with the library, the park and the bandstand.”
There were several activities at the festival, including live music, a talent show, carnival games and a parade. With all the attractions though, many people said it’s the sense of community which they most enjoyed about the festival.
Kaylee Helton, said she enjoyed “just being with friends and riding all the rides.”
Jeffery Lung, who was with her, said he enjoyed talking to the ladies about the Elvis show, starring Scott Garner, “because they love Elvis.”
Patsy Lee also said she enjoyed the amount of community at the festival.
“You see people you’ve known all your life,” she said.
In addition to several rides and food trucks, there were also a number of games along Main Street where festival goers could win prizes like plush animals and inflatable toys. One standout among the games, however, was the “Rabbit Game.” Here, festival-goers tried to throw Ping-Pong balls into cups floating in a pool of water. Those who were successful were given a live baby rabbit to take home.
Marissa Wood attempted the Rabbit Game. While she was unsuccessful, she said she really only wanted to play the game and didn’t really want a rabbit. Asked what she would have done if she’d won one, she laughed and said it would “probably go to (a) little kid that wanted one.”


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