Annual Harvest Festival and Parade hosts big crowd!

The Wolfforth Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a large crowd on Saturday, September 27 for this year’s Harvest Festival and Parade. Due to recent heavy rainfall, the location of the Festival was changed to just west of City Hall. Terri Robinette, Marketing Director for  Wolfforth EDC says the quick change didn’t seem to hurt the turnout. “We are so excited that everyone still came out to the Harvest Fest even with the quick location change. Big thanks to Wolfforth Police Department and Wolfforth Public Works for helping us out and making it happen!”

Along with the location change, the other exciting change this year was the Color Dash. Elementary kids from all Frenship campuses participated and it was great fun. Along with the half-mile run, color was thrown by volunteers as the kids passed by. Over 430 children participated this year, up by almost 200 kids over last year’s traditional Fun Run. The Festival also hosted over 50 vendors selling everything from food, Tiger Spirit gear and crafts along with Cow Patty Bingo and a petting zoo.

This year’s Harvest Queen was announced as Jessica Wilkins. Jessica is a senior at Frenship High School and the daughter of Jerry and Jolyn Wilkins. She will receive a $500 scholarship to help with college expenses next year. All candidates for queen completed an application and platform essay along with a panel interview by judges. They also sold over 1700 raffle tickets making this year’s winner receive a check for $853. Congratulations Kay Halili on winning this year’s raffle.

The Wolfforth Chamber of Commerce would like to sincerely thank this year’s sponsors! Xcel Energy, AIM Bank of Wolfforth, Holland’s Office Technologies, Sign Pro, Frenship ISD, Color by Michael and the many volunteers who helped make this day possible. Watch in the Spring of 2015 when we will announce the 2015 dates and theme! And remember that Wolfforth is truly a “Diamond in the Rough”w-009