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Founder’s Day success despite the threat of rain

The 2019 Founder’s Day festival was held May 3 and 4 and despite the threat of rain and cloudy conditions the event one of the best yet.

Crowds enjoyed the live music, games, performances, tours, quilt show, fellowship and food.

A spokesperson said the Haunted Pocahontas tours and the “Everything Kizer” tours were well attended with a third Kizer tour added to allow for more people to go on the tour. The play “Cheverie” at the Downtown Playhouse was also sold out Friday and Saturday evenings and a matinee was added on Sunday. The popup St. Charles Tavern/Beer Garden was popular, according to a source, with good crowds enjoying the atmosphere, food and fellowship.

A free barbecue was provided by Peco Foods and cooked by Mayor Keith Sutton.

Two historical markers that were put in place by the City of Pocahontas were dedicated on Saturday, as well.



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