Glenwood invites public to ‘Festival at the Well’

Published 11:52 pm Friday, May 16, 2014

“Be there or be square” is the decision that folks will have to make Saturday when the water is flowing at the Festival at the Well in Glenwood.
Steve Holmes, an event organizer, said this year’s Festival and the Well is shaping up to one of the best ever.
“We have a full day of fun planned for the entire family,” Holmes said. “For entertainment, the Benton Brothers will be back, along with Harlan Burton, Becky Montgomery and the Gospel Sounds, and the Deal Sisters from up near Josie. Several surprise guests are expected to perform during the day.”
Holmes said Festival at the Well will offer opportunities for more door prizes this year than ever before.
“When you purchase your admission ticket, you’ll get a numbered ticket stub that could win you one of some 40 fabulous door prizes,” he said. “These prizes will be drawn throughout the day and into the night during the street dance.  The door prizes are actually one of our biggest draws and we have a lot of fun giving them out.”
Entry forms for the children’s beauty pageant can be picked up at the Trendsetter in Luverne, 61 on Main also in Luverne, or Berry’s Store in downtown Glenwood.
Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department’s famous barbecue will be available all day and as long as it lasts into the night.
“You can purchase meals, plates or bulk and support your local VFD,” Holmes said. “The firefighters also give away something very nice each year with a raffle of their own. Last year, they gave away 500 bucks. Not sure what they have in store for raffle this year, but it’ll be good.”
The Festival at the Well Street dance will begin at 7 p.m. Tables for 10 are still available as are vendor booths by calling 334-335-3426.
“The weather forecast is for unseasonably cool weather and that will be a welcome change for late May down south,” Holmes said. “The parade will kick off the day’s events at 9 a.m. so be there or be square.” The proceeds from the Festival at the Well will fund the Festival’s scholarship programs and the maintenance of the Festival facilities.

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