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Seaman festival celebrates town’s heritage

The streets of Seaman were closed to traffic and opened to performers and audiences last week for the town’s 102nd annual Fall Festival. The theme of this year’s festival was “Celebrating our Heritage”.

The four-day event drew hundreds of visitors to downtown Seaman where vendors of games, food, and politicians set up shop to peddle their wares.

There was music and dancing to entertain the crowds, carnival rides for the children, and tractor pulls which always draw big crowds and went on for all four days of the festival.

On Wednesday night, the opening night of the Festival, Miss Maddie Toole was crowned Queen of the festival and on Friday Kloey Edwards won the Little Miss title.

Thursday afternoon was a big day for the children of the North Adams School District as they were let out of school early to take part in the annual School Parade. Check the People’s Defender Facebook page for a complete photo album of the School Parade.

A rain shower on Saturday failed to interrupt the Grand Parade or dampen the spirit of the crowds that lined both sides of Main Street. Onlookers stood beneath umbrellas as decorated floats, marching bands, horse drawn carriages, pageant winners, fire trucks, classic cars and vintage tractors rolled past.

Following the parade the Baby Show was held on the center stage. This year’s winners were: Girls, 0-4 months, Izabella Achor; Boys, 0-4 months, Ralston Hayslip; Boys, 5-8 months, Jaxson Humphrey; Girls, 5-8 months, Kinzley Hill; Girls, 9-12 months, Paizlyn Ramsey; Boys, 9-12 months, Cameron Helton; Girls, 13-18 months, Izzabella Rothwell; and Boys, 13-18 months, Gabriel Malone.

With the downtown area of Seaman literally shut down, the festival ruled the weekend and provided entertainment for all ages, from local talent Brad Sparks to performers such as Luke Hawkins and Dusty Trails, Mark Tolle, the “Blood Bought Trio,” Eric Huff and All Out Country, and even Fat Billy’s Boom Box. Child and pet parades and numerous bake sales were also part of the weekend, which as usual proved to be a big success and left county residents ready for next year.

The winners in the Seaman Fall Festival Little Miss Contest were, from left, Little Miss Kloey Edwards, First Runner-up Josephine Foreman, Second Runner-up Lily Bryant, and Third Runner-up Johnie Edwards.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_LittleMiss1.jpgThe winners in the Seaman Fall Festival Little Miss Contest were, from left, Little Miss Kloey Edwards, First Runner-up Josephine Foreman, Second Runner-up Lily Bryant, and Third Runner-up Johnie Edwards. Patricia Beech | People’s Defender

These two twin hot-rodders were part of the Seamasn Fall Festival Parade.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Festival1.jpgThese two twin hot-rodders were part of the Seamasn Fall Festival Parade. Patricia Beech | People’s Defender

This float in the Seaman Fall Festival Parade celebrated the railroad heritage of the village.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Festival2.jpgThis float in the Seaman Fall Festival Parade celebrated the railroad heritage of the village. Patricia Beech | People’s Defender

By Patricia Beech

pbeech@civitasmedia.com

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