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Old Timers Day 2014

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Mr. Cabbage Head and the Screaming Radishes perform Saturday night during Old Timers Day in downtown Van Buren. From left are Richard Carter, Steve Clark and Josh Hice. Sponsored by The Old Town Merchants Association, the annual event drew thousands, featuring arts and crafts booths, food and entertainment as well as the Miller Spectacular Show Carnival.</p>

photos by KENNETH FRY

Mr. Cabbage Head and the Screaming Radishes perform Saturday night during Old Timers Day in downtown Van Buren. From left are Richard Carter, Steve Clark and Josh Hice. Sponsored by The Old Town Merchants Association, the annual event drew thousands, featuring arts and crafts booths, food and entertainment as well as the Miller Spectacular Show Carnival.

<p><strong></strong>Johnathan Hooper, 5, son of Alicia and David Darter of Van Buren, enjoys one of the carnival rides.</p>

Johnathan Hooper, 5, son of Alicia and David Darter of Van Buren, enjoys one of the carnival rides.

<p><strong></strong>Sebastian Sparks, 12, of Cedarville shows off his ability with a hula-hoop.</p>

Sebastian Sparks, 12, of Cedarville shows off his ability with a hula-hoop.

<p><strong></strong>Toby Austin of Alma with his son on his shoulders for the walk up and down Main Street for Old Timers Day.</p>

Toby Austin of Alma with his son on his shoulders for the walk up and down Main Street for Old Timers Day.

<p><strong></strong>Marqaux Borleson of Winslow got her face painted at the festival.</p>

Marqaux Borleson of Winslow got her face painted at the festival.

<p>Kristi and Sumer Slicis of Van Buren enjoy one of the Miller Spectacular Show Carnival rides.</p>

Kristi and Sumer Slicis of Van Buren enjoy one of the Miller Spectacular Show Carnival rides.

<p style="text-align: left;"><strong></strong>Autumn Heidelberg of Cedarville admires a set of windchimes.</p>

Autumn Heidelberg of Cedarville admires a set of windchimes.

<p style="text-align: left;"><strong></strong>Karen and Emma Pointer of Alma test their luck at one of the games.</p>

Karen and Emma Pointer of Alma test their luck at one of the games.

<p><strong></strong>Steve Mahan (left) of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter and Arkley Mullinax, an Air Force veteran, with poppies handed out by members of the VFW.</p>

Steve Mahan (left) of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter and Arkley Mullinax, an Air Force veteran, with poppies handed out by members of the VFW.

<p><strong></strong>Mack Burke of Hackett was the opening act Saturday night, performing Willie Nelson songs.</p>

Mack Burke of Hackett was the opening act Saturday night, performing Willie Nelson songs.

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