Hometown Festival a success despite rain

The meteorologist must not have gotten the memo.

Despite the rain that dampened the Holt Hometown Festival in the afternoon, festival manager Chuck Grinnell reported many highlights.

“The parade was big this year; it went very well,” he said. “And the rain cleared just in time for the fireworks, so that was a nice little party to end with.”

In between were more good things.

“The kids’ area at the junior high was packed” before the weather went south, Chuck said. And the Makers’ Expo and craft beer tasting—in its second year but its first held in conjunction with the festival—drew a good crowd, too.

As always, the end of one festival begins the planning for the next. With 2017 marking Delhi Township’s 175th anniversary, the committee is looking to add more special events and entertainment and make the festival the best yet. Chuck encourages you to call him at 517.930.2655 if you have ideas, suggestions, or would like to be involved with the 2017 festival.

You can reach Holt Hometown Festival manager Chuck Grinnell at 517.930.2655.