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Freedom Fest approaches for Glenwood

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GLENWOOD — The 8th annual Glenwood Freedom Festival is set for October 23-25. Despite originally being set to be held on Second Street, this weekend’s rain chances have forced the festival to be held inside the Nazarene Church in Glenwood. The parade will occur if weather permits.

Additionally, the festival is still looking for vendors, so if anyone was holding back because of the weather, that is no longer a concern.

The Freedom Festival parade will kick off the festivities on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. starting at the senior center and finishing at City Hall, at which time a short ceremony will be held.
The Freedom Pageant will be held on Oct. 24, 1 p.m. at Glenwood Christian School. Participants will be able to check in Friday night at 6 p.m. The event, which was originally scheduled for October 17, was moved to help support the Normal Fall Festival.
Kid’s games will be available starting at noon on Saturday.
Live entertainment will be as such:
• Fri., Oct. 23, 6 p.m., B Positive
• Sat., Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m., Wild Card Band
• Sun., Oct. 25, 12:30 p.m., Gospel Singing
On the last day of the festival, organizers will host a chili cook-off at 12:30 p.m., with the winning entrant to receive a $25 gift certificate to Wright’s Food Center.
All proceeds from the event will go to the Arkansas Freedom Fund, a group working to restore the mental health and physical wellness for wounded Arkansas veterans.
For more information, contact Marge Melichar at (870) 356-4643 or (870) 490-1568.