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Popcorn Festival Memories

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Name: Astrid
From: Van Buren
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In 2002 I was the senior popcorn queen. I enjoy making scarecrows. My children would go around the block at the festival and Rock and I would each head one way around the block to find them.
Sonja sang in the karoke contest. Paul would throw the baseballs to see how fast he could throw. The Kernel Klassic is great.
 
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Name: jodi bryan
From: van buren
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Hello, How do I submit a photo?
 
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Name: Lisa Dobson
From: Van Buren
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I remember the first Popcorn Festival. The anticipation. My favorite was the cake walk in front of the bank on the corner.
 
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Name: David Swartz
From: Orlando, Fl
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Before the Popcorn Festival, there was the fall festival. I remember dressing out my bike with orange and black crepe paper and using clothespins to attach cards to clack against the spokes for the bike parade back in 1959. My brother Karl marched with the high school band that year but by November we had moved to Lexington, a world away. Van Buren is but a distant memory to me, but my heart has never left.
 
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Name: Linda
From: Marion
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The best memory I have from the popcorn festival was when my son Ronnie Brummett won first place in the first baby parade, we always put the boys in the baby parade and bicycle parade and then we entered Ron's two daughthers in the baby parade as they grew up, now his daughters are 19 and 20 I think they have out grown baby parades...LOL long live the Van Buren Popcorn Festival.
 
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Name: Barbara East Kinard
From: Lafayette, TN
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I remember when running for queen we raised money for the festival to make queen. I wouldn't have even thought about running if it was not for that. I won 1984. I just wanted to show a nobody could make it.
 
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Name: S Richardson
From: London, England
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WOW... this is what makes the Popcorn festival sustainable, all these great experiences and memories. I was living in Marion, IN in 1993 and took my daughter to the festival. She had just turned 2 years old. What a blast we had during the day. All I really remember was the Shriner mini motorcycles doing circles around the parade folks and of course eating Weaver Popcorn. Great days! Great memories! Thank you!
 
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Name: Trish Sanford (Speiser now)
From: Defiance, OH (NOW)
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I had a crush on Jeff Fitzgerald in jr high and we walked around the Popcorn Festival all evening till Officer Dale Beck told Jeff to go home! Also a great experience participating in the Popcorn Queen Pageant @ 1985. Marla Housel won! And the food...!
 
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Name: Shari (Wentz) Dale
From: then Van Buren now Tampa FL
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As I read all the memories, it strikes me of how a 3 day celebration can make so many lasting memories for everyone! My most special memories are of meeting my husband (Randy)and being talked into the bounce house ride and the year my sisters & family surprised our Father and Mother with a return trip for our Father's birthday,the festival, and a family reunion. Thanks again Bill for housing us! I would love to see the festival continue and expand to what it use to be when I was growing up!
 
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Name: Jeremy Perry
From: Gas City, IN
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My fondest memories from the Popcorn Festival, were when my Grandpa Roy Bollett was still with us, always the hustle and bustle of getting the stage set-up with the Fire Dept. washing the streets down, getting things set-up for the F.D. Breakfast and washing fire trucks with him and others. Also that I knew my birthday would usually fall on one of the days of the Popcorn Festival. The parade was ALWAYS awesome(my fav. was the Fire Trucks), and you could really see everyone take pride in that little town in the Northeast corner of Grant County. I haven't lived in VB for awhile now but my G-ma still lives there as well as other family members so I always find a reason to go. I have been to the festival EVERY year since I was little. RIP Grandpa! and Long live the Popcorn Festival!
 
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