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Photos: Wild Turkey Festival gets rained on Friday

May 6, 2012

(Photos by Paul McManis and Megan Exline)

McARTHUR – The first full day of the Wild Turkey Festival was Friday.

The rides and booths opened at noon. Various local organizations and businesses, including McArthur Crime Watch, United Way, Scentsy and Logan’s Tobacco and Firearms among others, have booths set up in the tent off the midway, where they are selling products and holding raffles.  The booths will be open until 5 p.m. Sunday.

The United Methodist Church is holding a free quilt show, presented by the Country Roads Quilt Guild, in the basement of the church on South Market Street, McArthur. The guild is raffling off a chance to win a quilt, along with displaying other prize-winning quilts. The show is open from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday.

Hayley Watson took the stage in the evening, and the 2011 Wild Turkey Festival queen and court, along with the 2012 queen contestants, joined her onstage to perform a song.

Storms rolled in late in the evening, forcing the last act of the night, The James King Band, to take its show to Eagles.

View our festival section for comprehensive coverage of the event.

Anyone interested in purchasing any photos from the Wild Turkey Festival should contact Paul at thecommonerjournal(at)


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