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TroyFest is place to be this weekend

Weather is a great metaphor for life – sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, and there’s nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella.

There’s nothing much anyone can do about the weekend weather so, everyone needs to just follow Terri Guillemets’ advice and “carry an umbrella” and come out and enjoy all that TroyFest 2010 has to offer.

TroyFest events will be from today from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. and, from noon until 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Leigh Anne Windham, TroyFest committee member, said a few vendors have cancelled due to the potentially stormy weather but only a few.

“We’ll still have a full show so everyone is encouraged to come out, browse the many arts and crafts booths and enjoy all the entertainment and activities that we have planned.”

Entertainment will be non-stop in the Gazebo on the square in downtown Troy and on the JazzFest staging area across from Byrd Drugs. The Alabama International Film Festival will be screening in The Studio on East Walnut Street all day today and Sunday afternoon.

“TroyFest is a family event and we have a fun and exciting children’s area,” Windham said. “There will be several different inflatables for the children to enjoy and train rides. We are also offering creative activities including building with wood blocks and making items from scrap materials.”

A festival wouldn’t be a festival without food and TroyFest has all of the traditional festival foods, including funnel cakes, blooming onions, roasted corn, kettle corn and turkey legs along with the favorite standbys, hamburgers, hotdogs and barbecue.

The TroyFest Student Art Show, the artwork of Anouk Gunter and Sandra Hicks-Barnes and the photography of Caroline Davis are on exhibit at the Johnson Center for the Arts. Admission is free and the public is invited.

“The Community Corner offers clubs and organizations a place to raise awareness of the roles they play in their communities individually and Pike County as whole,” Windham said. “It is also a place where clubs and organizations can raise funds for community projects.

“We encourage everyone to stop by and learn more about what their friends and neighbors are doing to make Troy and Pike County a better place to live and work.”