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l HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2009 PAGE 9-A Festival from page 1A 15, at the Victoria Belle Special Events Center. An aggravating misty rain and cool temperatures failed to dampen the antici- pated event. Chef Sammy Deusch, of Pappa Grasso's Italian Bistro in Hogansville, prepared an amazing number of delec- table delights for the dinner, including mini canoles guar- anteed to do serious damage to a diet. The Hummingbird Fes- tival Dinner includes a Silent Auction with an amazing number of items offered over the years. Proceeds from the Silent tured over 200 booths con- taining arts and crafts, and other wares. The food court, located in the parking lot across from the Royal Theater, included a mix of old favorites and new offerings. Family entertainment is a large part of the festival, with a number of musicians and musical groups singing, playing and performing at the food court stage and the 1910 House stage. THE ANNUAL Hum- mingbird Festival is operat- ed by the Hogansville Charitable Trust. Money gen- erated by the festival has been used to leverage over $1.5 million in improvements to the city. The festival owes its suc- FESTI /AL FoN -,.Top e Zhe.Silent Auction h0id during Auction , lia e berfefffe'd ;a, cess to the many volunteevs tlrribei: 2 who offertk eir time and tal- the Hummingbird Festival Dinners provides an opportuni- izations. This year, pr0ceeds ents, and their efforts were ty to help raise money forvarious charities plus an oppor- from the Silent Auction ben- recognized during last tunity to socialize. Shown here, Donna Arnold chuckles at efited the Hogansville Boys Monday's city council meet- something BJ Boyer said. and Girls Club. ing. Special praise was Top right, members of SHOUT enjoy Paw Paws Express, ALSO NEW this year, the offered to Mary Stankiewicz theminiaturetrainoperatedbyMikeBishopthatcanbefound Hummingbird Festival waswho worked tirelessly on the at many festivals in the area. SHOUT, of First United opened with the singing of 2009 Hummingbird Festival. Methodist Church, provided entertainment during the the National Anthem by Council member Charlie Hummingbird Festival. Monica Pearson- WSB-TV Frank Martin told council news anchor and wife of members that Mrs. Hogansville Assistant Police Stankiewicz resembled the Above, Tyler White, 3, is shown riding one of the horses Chief John Pearson. "Energizer Bunny" during in the children's play area of the Hummingbird Festival. Held in the downtown the festival. Tyler is the son of Sharwynne Gallatin of kaGrange, area, this year's The list of improvements Hummingbird Festival fea- includestherenovationofthe Right, an intermittent misty rain fell during the Hummingbird Festival, but Vicky Brown of the Victoria Bell Special Events Center was pre- pared. LeAnn Newingham and Heather Pike were ready with umbrellas to escort guests from the Silent Auction tent to the dining area. Shown, here, Ms. Newingham escorts Hogansville City Council member Charlie Frank Martin. Royal Theater, three phases of StreetScape projects and more. The Tower Trail proj- ect, scheduled to begin con- struction soon, will be anoth- er festival success story. With this year's Hummingbird Festival com- pleted, planning will soon begin on the 2010 Hummingbird Festival. J Below, Mattl ew Mitchell, 14, shoots the hoops at the Hummingbird Festival. Matthew is the son of John and Katherine Mitchell of Hogansville. Photos by Andy Kober SAVE MONEY USED a NEW 4- -'F- Money % Down for 90 days