There was toe-tapping, water-sliding, palate-pleasing, bingo-calling, item-bidding and even peace-and-unity-promoting fun being had Saturday, Aug. 28, at the annual Keedysville Ruritan festival in Taylor Park.
With a full lineup of activities from morning til night, Art Williamson, Keedysville Ruritan treasurer, said the festival brought in more than $2,000. Williamson said money earned at Ruritan events goes toward, among other things, student scholarships and contributions to local Scouts, schools, little league teams, and fire and rescue squads.
"Our goal is not to accumulate assets," Williamson said. "We like to plow it right back into the community."
Jasmine Stuart, 10, of Sharpsburg, said she went to the festival along with her father, Guy Stuart Sr., and her brother, Guy Stuart Jr., 5, because she heard it was going to be fun. As she sat on a lawn bench anticipating a performance by the Rohrersville Band, Stuart reported that she had gone on the water slide, played at the park and eaten cotton candy.