Festivals and fun abound locally

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Editorial: June 25, 2014

ISSUE: Summer is festival season in Hardin County
Get out and enjoy the community

Ahhh, it’s summer in Hardin County and time to celebrate.

What makes life in Hardin County so much fun is the numerous festivals and events every year. The smell of barbecue, hot dogs, waffle cones and other delectables is common during the summer months throughout the local communities.

Summer Blast in Radcliff and BBQ, Blues & Bikes got a jump on the season and set a high standard.

The Radcliff festival provided an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate prior to the traditional Fourth of July events. And with Colin Raye as the headliner, the event again was a memorable “blast.”

The second edition of BBQ, Blues & Bikes was another success as a crowd filled downtown Elizabethtown to enjoy food, music, bikes and beer. This event seems well on its way to fulfilling its potential as a Memorial Day Weekend standard.

If your desire is to spend a day with your family celebrating life in Hardin County, there are numerous opportunities to do just that. From Stephensburg Days this weekend through the season, every community seemingly celebrates. The list includes White Mills Day, the Hardin County Community Fair, Cecilia Day, Upton Days, Western Hardin County Days, Autumn Daze in Vine Grove, West Point’s River Days and Rineyville Day, the fun clearly lasts all summer long.

The fun even stretches into fall with some of those events and the massive Glendale Crossing Festival in October.

Elizabethtown has three major events still to come with Founders’ Day over the Fourth of July holiday, Cruisin’ the Heartland three weeks later and the Heartland Festival in the Park, which is Aug. 22-23.

And all that still doesn’t touch upon Via Colori’s street festival or the Children’s Fair, hosted by the Heart of Kentucky Association of Realtors.

It’s going to be another summer and fall filled with laughter and smiles.

When you attend one of the many festivals and events, take just a moment to locate a volunteer and thank them for their efforts. Without the willingness of the community of volunteers throughout Hardin County, none of these events would be possible. They deserve recognition and thanks.

Throw a smile on your face, grab a lawn chair, put the family in the car, and make your next stop your favorite festival.

This editorial represents a consensus of The News-Enterprise editorial board.