Ashley for the Arts Draws Record Crowd
While the final numbers are not yet available, event organizers expect to be able to announce soon that Ashley for the Arts set a new attendance record last weekend.
What many described as perfect weather contributed as the event saw large crowds all three days. The only glitch came when a vent on the roof of the indoor chicken pit caught fire. However it was quickly extinguished as an attendee was able to spray the fire with a hose before the Arcadia-Glencoe Fire Department arrived to put it out completely. Event organizers complimented the quick response of the fire department and those in the community who assisted either in getting the fire under control or clearing the scene.
The event continued mostly as planned as a record number of people showed up to see Toby Keith Friday night (pictured) and enjoyed the hot air balloon launches on both Friday and Saturday.