Ole Brook festival deemed a success

Published 10:00 pm Saturday, October 3, 2015

Despite cool and breezy weather, the 41st Ole Brook Festival looked like a great success.

Crowds gathered early Saturday in downtown Brookhaven and were steady throughout the day. There were plenty of vendors, lots of food, fun for children and good music — what more could you ask for in a festival?

And though it was cooler than expected, at least it wasn’t hot.

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The many people who helped organize and plan the festival deserve a big “thank you” for putting in many hours of hard work. The crowds who turned out also deserve a “thank you.” Without visitors, there wouldn’t be much of a festival.

We also appreciate the many sponsors of the event. Their dedication to the success of Brookhaven and the festival is crucial.  All in all, it was a great event.

The only hiccup was the road work that started in the downtown area Friday. Though it didn’t interfere with Saturday’s events, it slowed traffic as some of the festival events got started Friday.

Again, thanks to everyone for supporting the festival. And thanks to those who stopped by the newspaper’s booth to have their photos taken. Those photos are on our Facebook page and a few of them have been published in today’s edition.