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Thayer Go Green fest to include rides

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Marriott Amusements of Paragould, Ark., will be one of the attractions at the Go Green Festival Oct. 22-23 in the Thayer city park.

Marriott will have a wide selection of rides and attractions for the kids, including a mini Ferris wheel, slides, bounce houses, a rabbit petting zoo and games. Some of the events and rides are free, and others for a small fee.

This promises to be a welcome addition to the many vendors, speakers and events at the Go Green Festival, along with a wide assortment of food vendors selling corn dogs, hamburgers, tacos, lemonade, ice cream, snow cones and funnel cakes, according to organizers.

Other children's events include hay bales full of money. At 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, kids can search the hay bales to find coins, sponsored by the Ministerial Alliance of Oregon and Fulton counties.

The newest speaker added is Doreen Hannes, the Truth Farmer. Her predominant area of interest has been the impact on independent agriculture and the ramifications of World Trade Organization agreements upon food freedom and access to markets for independent growers.

She has been a full time volunteer advocate for independent agriculture since 2005 and is a well-respected leader in the national movement to halt the National Animal Identification System, NAIS.

Hannes is a frequent guest on talk radio shows, and a regular on Derry Brownfield, The Power Hour and Liberty Round Table.

For more information on the Go Green Festival, call 417-264-2435.

The Go Green Festival will be held this coming weekend in Thayer, Mo.

The third semi-annual event kicks off Saturday, Oct. 22, just off Highway 63.

Festival hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free and so is setup for vendors.

The festival will feature speakers who will explain how to run a truck on firewood or homegrown alcohol, grow elderberries for food or profit or how to start your own organic farm.

Solar, wind power and geothermal demonstrations and products will be on display, along with topics like how to get water from a well without electricity, and beekeeping booths.

A herbologist will be on hand, a steam engine tractor will be on display, there will be free samples of Bragg's vinegar, and chances to win a beef or hog, organically and locally grown.

For the kids there will be a petting zoo, goats and sheep, sand art, and hay bales full of money.

Entertainment will be presented by blue grass musicians and RTO concert stars.

Booth space is still available. Call (417) 264-7531 or (417)280-5670.

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