Welcome to the Manito Popcorn Festival
Planning Committee page.

This year we are being faced with many challenges in making this year's Celebration a successful happening. 

We still have openings for Friday & Sunday for food in the Pavilion.  Saturday will be a pulled pork meal at noon and a buffet style meal in the evening.

Our parade chair of many years has retired to an advisory status.  Like many of  us she has reached that age where the work is just too much.  She took this job very seriously and went above and beyond to make our parade one of the best in this pat of the State.  We are looking for a group of people to assume this project.  Ruth has agreed to remain as an advisor.  She just has too much knowledge and ability to let her go completely.  So far we have Judy Lacey, Patia Picken, Bree Kerley and our old faithful friend Rosemary who have agreed to help.  Can always use more.

We have a very capable person to assume the duties as chair of the Popcorn Princess Pageant.  Roxie Parks has agreed to assume this responsibility.  Looking forward to working with her and seeing her ideas.

Pat Bowen who has organized the Cruise In/Car Show will be out of town this year over Labor Day.  Looking for someone to fill in here.

If you are interested in helping in any of these events, please contact us.

On the positive side is the new Frederich Family Playground which is being installed and should be done in time for the festival.  Dedication ceremonies will be held during the Festival at 5:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 3.

Also on the positive side will be the return of "Project 2 Sound" for Sunday entertainment.  Those of you who heard them in the heat of the 2015 Festival know they are outstanding

A hint for those of you planning to have a booth in Veteran's Park this year, contact us soon.  We don't see any problems with space yet but  with the new playground it could happen.

The theme for 2016 is "Kids Make The World Go Round".  This should make ideas for floats easy

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