Hooray for Hopewell!
By Elliott Robinson
Sep 22, 2009, 12:36
Blue skies and cool, fall-like weather greeted attendees of the 31st Annual Hooray for Hopewell festival as they arrived at the intersection of Broadway and Main Street. Despite the truncated schedule, crowds were not diminished for the two-day event.
To accommodate for the loss of a day of festivities, the Beacon Theater hosted a free night of music on Friday attended by over 300 people.
The following days, children had their faces painted by Cotton Candy and played on inflatable rides and a pint-sized train sponsored by the Jaycees. On Sunday, others took a trip over to the Zoo-to-You petting zoo.
Young and old alike were entertained by music by the Rotations, Casper and the Janitors. Jonathan Austin also entertained all with his combination of unicycle riding, magic and juggling.
The smell of funnel cakes, French fries, hamburgers, hot dogs and other treats wafted in the breeze and vendors displayed the fruits of their labor.
From the size of the crowds and the obvious fun that was had, Hooray for Hopewell was long in spirit although, this year, it was short on days.