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SummerFest at Kirkbride the best choice [UPDATED]

Published 9:46am Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Updated 11:47am Wednesday, June 12, 2013

SummerFest was again a success last weekend but it should come as no surprise — the setting was picturesque, the weather was beautiful and people were simply ready to enjoy summer. We think the RTC campus was the perfect setting.

No doubt the food and craft vendors were a draw and the kids activities apparently were fun for everyone.

Perhaps the highlight were the tours of the Kirkbride, the backdrop of the festival. Lines to see the famous historic building were long and never-ending.

The lush lawns, the shade, running into friends, the aroma of various foods wafting on the slight breeze all added to the atmosphere of the festival.

The only negative we heard was that it was quite a trek from the parking area for some people, which organizers can easily plan for next year by providing some sort of shuttle service.

Another brilliant idea was to bring the classic car show up to the campus. Truly, this year’s SummerFest offered something for everyone.

Perhaps organizers would even consider a name change to KirkFest?


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