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West Point connects through fireworks, rides at River Days

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Additional rides set up for this year's festival

By The Staff

By JEFF D’ALESSIO

jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com

WEST POINT — Aside from good music, good food and good fireworks, the three-day West Point River Days Festival has an additional value: It links the community.

“This is something that is good for the community,” said Missy Williams, who is part of the organizing committee. “It’s a time for us to get together and have fun.”

The festival opened Thursday with various pageants. Among the festival highlights today will be a performance by music group Muddy Roads at 7 p.m. with a cornhole tournament for children and adults, a performance by the group Mac Daddys and a festival-ending fireworks display showcasing the Saturday events.

“Since we added the fireworks, we’ve had more and more people coming here for the festival,” Williams said.

The annual parade begins at 11 a.m. Saturday followed at noon by bluegrass music.

“I think people look forward to it every year,” Williams said of the festival.

Festival-goers can look forward to having about 10 rides to choose from this year.

“We went with a new ride company and they’ve added a ton of rides to the festival,” she said.

Like most community festivals, there also will be plenty of food to eat and craft booths to visit.

Jeff D’Alessio can be reached at (270) 505-1757.