Ammon hosts annual Blueberry Festival

W. Curt Vincent Editor

June 9, 2014

AMMON — Saturday brought mostly sunny skies, numerous vendors, the smell of blueberry pancakes and a whole bunch of folks to Ammon for the annual Blueberry Festival put on by the Ammon Ruritan Club and Ammon Volunteer Fire Department.

The day brought several of the usual highlights — including the kickoff pancake breakfast at the firehouse, followed by the ever-popular parade that featured several passes by the Shriners clowns from Dunn, a slew of classic cars that jogged memories to days gone by and the sale of local blueberries.

“This (festival) is really a nice family event,” said John Griese of Tar Heel, who was with his grandson watching the parade. “We look forward to this every year.”

Vendors with arts and crafts, food and childrens’ games filled part of the field across from the firehouse as music blared from the pavillion. Later in the day, winners of the blueberry cooking contest were awarded.