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May 5, 2014

Walton May Day festival coming May 17

More than 40 vendors already signed up

WALTON — More than 40 vendors are already signed up for booth space at Walton’s May Day Festival on May 17.

The festival, which organizer Sharon Case said has been going on for about a decade, is slated to take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Depot Street between Bishop and Broadway streets. Case expects both blocks to be lined with vendors on both sides of the street.

It coincides with Walton’s townwide garage sale, Case added.

“There’s a lot of new vendors that we’ve never, ever had,” Case said. New vendors include some selling photography, home decor and paintings as well as specialty food items.

A bounce house will be available for children to enjoy while caregivers peruse items at the festival.

Some vendors will also provide fresh food to eat for lunch, Case said.

The Lions Club is cooking up fish and breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches at the Lions Den on Depot Street, according to Lions President Steve Carroll.

They’ll also be serving up “potato tornadoes,” Carroll said, “which is basically just a huge Idaho potato spiral-cut like a potato chip thickness and deep-fried for only a few moments.”

The Lions lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and funds raised will go toward the Lions’ charitable projects, including vision screenings for area schoolchildren.

Parking for the festival will be available in the former Salin Bank lot, the Lions Den lot or along side streets in Walton, except for the two blocks of Depot Street where the festival takes place.

To inquire about festival booth space, call Sharon Case at 574-709-8559.

Reach Sarah Einselen at sarah.einselen@pharostribune.com or 574-732-5151.

If you go: WHAT: Walton May Day Festival WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17 WHERE: Depot Street between Bishop and Broadway streets in Walton WHY: The festival will feature vendors, food and a bounce house INFO: To inquire about booth space, call Sharon Case at 574-709-8559

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