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July 7, 2014

Fulton Fun Days grows bigger in 2014

Town's 15th festival adds reptile zoo, car show

FULTON — A car show, tug-of-war contest and a a vehicle full of reptiles are coming to this small town at the beginning of August.

The Fulton Fun Days Festival is entering its 15th year as an annual summer event for the town. The three-day event — Aug. 1-3 — combines activities for both adults and kids at Fulton Town Park.

Linda Wade, president of the Fulton-Liberty Lions Club, has been the main organizer of the event for years, and said the club tries to add more activities each time.

For the festival to happen each year, however, Wade said the Lions need financial support.

“Money is always an issue for us to put this on,” she said.

Wade said the festival relies on getting a grant from the Fulton County Rural Electric Membership Corporation each year, but that hasn’t come yet. She hopes it will soon.

Wade also said committee members always need sponsors from business and individuals.

For this year’s festival, Wade said they added five new features. One is the Mobile Reptile Zoo, led by Bill Seip from Decatur.

Wade said Seip has a vehicle that has displays of reptiles, including snakes, small alligators and a tortoise.

The festival will also have the first annual “Summer Cruise” car show. John Moore is the head of this event, and he said car shows are very popular in the area.

“A car show, tractor show always brings the crowd,” Moore said.

The show will only cost $10 per car, which Moore said is less expensive than other towns and counties.

“We want to start simple and pull people in,” Moore said.

Moore said the show begins after the parade at noon, so people can be in the parade and the car show. He added that many people have shown interest, as he advertised from Kokomo to North Webster.

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