Kirklin Fall Fun Community Festival Written by Bethany Perlee, Kirk’s Crossing Festival chairman.
We are very grateful to be able to have hosted the Fall Fun Community Festival in Kirklin on Saturday. With Governor Holcomes restrictions for festivals over Covid-19 we could not have our traditional Kirk’s Crossing festival that is annually held the fourth weekend of June. The committee decided they still wanted to offer an event to the community and that is how the Kirklin Fall Fun Community festival was created￼￼. Not knowing what all restrictions would still be in play the committee decided to move forward with the idea. We are very grateful the weather cooperated and the evening was a great success for the first time hosting the fall event. Thank you to everyone that helped make this event happen. It was wounderful to see the community be able to get together and just enjoy each other’s company! 2020 has been a crazy ride for everyone. A BIG thank you to the Town of Kirklin for trusting this committe with yet another new idea of this fall fest. Thank you to Kirklin Fire & EMS Department and the Kirklin Police Department for insuring our safety. Thank you to Jerry Mennen Farms and Matt Mennen Farms for the donation of tractors for the waterball tournament. Thank you to all the Fall Festival Sponsors for funding this wonderful evening of fellowship. The morning started off with a great breakfast provided by the Kirklin Women’s Auxiliary at the Legion . The waterball had a nice turnout once again of 11 teams. Plymouth Fire took home 1st & 3rd, while 2nd stayed right here in Clinton County at the Rossville Fire Department. The Garden Tractor, ATV and UTV Pulls had a total of almost 30 pullers. The night wrapped up with 87 Southbound at 10pm and pumpkins given away to all the kids who came. Throughout the evening we held two 50/50 drawings. The funds collected from the drawings and along with a few additional donations given that evening, the committee had the pleasure to present $775 to Alisha Walters who is fighting a battle with Leukemia. Alisha is a current committee member of our festival and we are so proud of the unwanted fight she has taken on. Make sure to follow us on facebook for more information @thekirkscrossingfestival. If you have any questions of how you can get involved please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Patty Keaton Parks was on hand for photos of the tournament which can be seen below by clicking the links