Thursday, May 5, 2016

Iron Mountain Festival Is Saturday

Fun activities are frequent and fabulous in Sequoyah County in the spring. And this week it’s the Iron Mountain Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Roland High School parking lot.

Good things get underway earlier, at 7 a.m., when the Roland Fire Department Breakfast is served until 10 a.m.

And there is more food to come. Food booths planned at the festival include fish and hush puppies, cotton candy, funnel cakes, chocolate covered strawberries, fried pies, roasted corn, cheesecake on a stick, baked sweet potatoes, nachos, lemonade, sweet tea, candy and snacks of all kinds.

There will also be shopping from vendors who will be selling flowers, hand-made clothing, cedar furniture, kitchen wares, jewelry, and arts and crafts, and a community garage sale where all sorts of treasures may be found will also be underway. Commercial booths will display the services and products of local businesses.

“We’ve got 30 booths so far,” said Stacy Day, one of the organizers. Day said the booths are $25 for the day, and $35 for those who need electricity, and vendors may sign up until Friday.

Children will like playing in the bounce arounds, playing games and getting their faces painted. The whole family will like having their photos taken at a photo booth and taking a train ride. The courageous may also compete in an archery tournament.

Auto enthusiasts may register for the car show from 8 to 10 a.m., when judging begins. Awards will be presented at 2 p.m. The Burn Out follows at 3 p.m.

For information on the festival contact Dale Phelps at 918-776-6110, Dave Richards at 918-427-7474 or Stacy Day at 918-427-5551.

Day said the festival is sponsored by the Roland Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Roland, and the Cherokee Casino. Proceeds from the festival are used for community events such as the Christmas parade.

The Mix 105.1 will be there so come out and see us!

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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