Despite the heat and having to shut down early on Saturday due to rainstorms, last weekend’s 48th annual Mathews Market Days festival was again another successful year, said Megan Evjen, this year’s Market Days chairperson.
The Mathews High School Marching Band, cheerleaders and color guard kicked off Saturday morning’s festivities. In the opening ceremony, the band and color guard marched to the flagpole in front of the courthouse, performing the National Anthem as members of American Legion Post 83 raised the flag, then returning to the Put-In Creek Pavilion area for a band performance.
“The number of parents, grandparents, siblings, and friends who came to support our high schoolers was spectacular,” Evjen said.
Following the opening ceremonies, the pavilion was host to the annual Pet Parade. Almost 20 pets (mostly dogs, as well as a hermit crab) braved the warmer temperatures to take part.
There were a total of 51 arts and crafts vendors, 14 informational vendors and n...
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