Updated on Wednesday*:
42nd Annual Molasses Festival
At Arnoldsburg's West Fork Park
Don Mace of Cottageville and Alan Ball and Ron Shaffer of Frozen Camp
are shown with some of the sugar cane raised for processing at the
The making of sweet molasses always starts with the "squeezin's" going
in one end of the pan and, after careful boiling and skimming, coming
out the other end as the product we all love to pour on pancakes and
biscuits. Pictured above are, left to right, Dip Mace, Kenny Arnold and
Fireman Carl Marks shows Levi Morris the workings of a fire truck.
Molasses Festival King and Queen. On the left is King Ethan Jarvis, son
of Travis and Felicia Jarvis of Chloe,
and on the right is Queen Shelby Clawson, daughter of Rick and Brenda
Clawson of Arnoldsburg.
The festival was fun for the whole family. Shown above are, left to
Ben Keeney, John Keeney, Sam Keeney and Celina Morgan Keeney.
The band "Crossfire" performed Saturday evening.
Members of the Arnoldsburg Eagles 4-H club performed a flag raising
for the festival.
Pictured above are, left to right, Dylan Deweese, Natlalie Allen and
The "Hot Dawg" gang has worked the kitchen for many years.
Shown are, left to right, Cheri White, Terry Marks, and Nannette
The 19th Cavalry, Co. A Moccasin Rangers had an encampment set up at
Shown above are, left to right, Terry Whited, Cecil Rogers, Dominic
Bryson Montgomery, and Marissa Mills. Company commander Dennis Carder is
in the background.
Ordie Rogers is checking the squeezings.
Bryer Metheney checks the sights on his new wooden toy, a rubber
Caden Jones took home a rabbit from the bunny catching contest.
Katie Jones won the greased pig contest.
Cyrena Wilson, daughter of Mike and Jessie Wilson of
had fun at the rock climb wall and watching the activities.
Danielle Richards was the winner of the Molasses Festival Idol
James McCune of Windham, Ohio, driving Cindy and Mindy.
Kaitlyn Marks and Ashley Sears enjoyed riding the rides.
Ava Helmick, Michaael King, a Shriner Clown and Cassidy Conley
enjoyed spending time together at the festival.
Vier Hall enjoyed skimming the juices and the sweet smell of success
when pouring off a jar of molasses.
Vier and Thelma Hall of Mt. Zion were this year's Parade Marshalls.
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